What's in Our Beach Bags: Our Summer Vacation Must-Haves

Need some last-minute packing help ahead of your vacation? PEOPLE staffers reveal the items they can't hit the beach without

VANS SLIP-ONS

Alex Heigl, Associate Editor: Vans Slip-Ons in the classic black-and-white check are my eternal summer shoe. When I worked in a kitchen, we used to wax the canvas uppers so they'd be waterproof, and now it turns out Vans has created a pair with chef Tyler Kord designed for kitchen use. Plus, if they're good enough for Jeff Spicoli, they're good enough for me.