This geometric towel is affordable enough that you might want to stock up on a few: perfect for last-minute pool or beach excursions.To buy: $18, target.com.Featured May 2014
The quirky and painterly faux-fringe and perky turquoise hue will be hard to miss amid the sand dunes.To buy: $40, crateandbarrel.com.
You will rise to the top of the style totem pole with this ethnic-inspired design. It’s constructed so that one side is super-soft for comfort and the other is looped to soak up water.To buy: $49.50, pendleton-usa.com.
A true classic in red ticking stripes, this beach towel offers a luxurious way to lounge in the sun’s rays. (Just don’t forget the SPF!)To buy: $39, restorationhardware.com.
The crisp fan design of this cozy cotton towel offers a touch of preppy style while the fringe adds unexpected polish to your poolside digs.To buy: $78, ruby-mint.com.
Thick stripes (in eight color options) offer a classic vibe no matter where you put them to use. Even better, the Turkish-cotton construction means these towels will only get softer with each wash.To buy: $62.50 each, dwellstudio.com.
While you may not be swimming in the Aegean Sea, the Greek-key design offers up a beautiful pad on which to relax and dry off.To buy: $40, garnethill.com.
Stretch out on this angular cloth, which offers a little more wiggle room than the traditional rectangle. Bonus: Stow jewelry or piña colada money in a sleek, camouflaged zip pocket.To buy: $89, fab.com.