15 Cute Beach Towels That Will Stylishly Upgrade Your Beach Or Pool Experience

Memorial Day weekend is just two months away, and that marks the official kickoff of beach season. While you are probably prepping with some new swimwear, sunglasses, or sandals, you might want to consider adding another item to your list. I've rounded up some of the best and cutest beach towels to shop this season, and they will make your go-to basic towel seem totally lame.

I'm the first to admit I hate wasting money, and I'd much rather invest in a new swimsuit I can actually wear than something like a towel, but there are so many cute ones out there these days that won't break your bank (and will look a whole lot cooler than that old one you've been using for years). If your outfit, shoes, and accessories are on point, you might as well make sure your towel is too, right?

Since you're probably going to be using it a lot this summer, it's worth buying one that will last all season long and is actually cute. You don't have to go nuts with designer towels (I mean, you are using it to lay in the sand on, after all), but there are several affordable options, like these 15, that are practical but still cute.

1. Lobster

Mambo x Emma, $85, asos.com

You're at the beach, so you might as well go all out with the sea theme.

2. Chevron

South Beach, $34, asos.com

A chevron print is classic, and the light, beachy color is perfect for summer.

3. Round

South Beach, $43, asos.com

Switch up your beach towel game with a round towel.

4. Flamingo

South Beach, $43, asos.com

This whimsical towel is too stinkin' cute.

5. Red

Fieldcrest, $22.99, target.com

Make a statement with a bright red towel.

6. Pineapple

Evergreen Basics, $10.99, target.com

I dare anyone not to smile when they look at this towel.

7. Neon

Evergreen, $17.99, target.com

A black and pink neon towel adds a little edge.

8. Floral

Orange Floral Beach Towel, $10.99, target.com

This feminine towel just feels like summer.

9. Boho

Ellie Stripe, $39, urbanoutfitters.com

For a more boho feel, choose stripes and fringe.

10. Pastel

Lady Perfect Towel, $29, urbanoutfitters.com

Simple, soft, and chic.

11. Tropical

Palm Perfect Towel, $29, urbanoutfitters.com

Even if you're not in the tropics, you can pretend like you are.

12. Monogrammed

Cathy's Concepts; $38; nordstrom.com

No one will forget it's yours.

13. Donut

BigMouth Inc.; $24.99; nordstrom.com

This one would get all the likes on Insta.

14. Patterned

John Robshaw; $80; nordstrom.com

Everything is more fun with a bold pattern.

15. Tribal

Poler Stuff; $49.50; nordstrom.com

Make a statement with this bold printed towel.

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Images: Nordstrom; ASOS; Urban Outfitters; Target