Dry Off in Style

There's nothing worse than showing off your super cool swimsuit on a drab old towel, threadbare and fraying at the edges. It's time to throw out that old beach towel taking up valuable closet (and beach bag) space, and snag one of these bright and colorful pieces instead. These design-minded picks will please you, your Instagram audience, and your beach neighbors—plus, we've got them in every price range. So you choose to, ahem, splash out (or not).

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You run out of the water, ready to lie down on your towel for a sun-fueled drying-off session. It's glorious! But then you look down, and remember your towel is covered in weird blue hawaiian print circa 2002. Your day at the pool suddenly seems less glamorous. Here's how to avoid that.

If You're Scared of Color

GRID Beach Towel, $134, schoenstaub.com.
Marble Beach Towel, $70, stampd.com.
Aelfie x Cold Picnic Butt Muff Towel, $59, aelfie.com.
Vessels Towel by BFBG, $80, tictail.com.
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If You're Into Geometric Shapes

Tulum Beach Towel by Sunnylife, $55, bloomingdales.com.
Uniform Adult Beach Towel, $43, kateandkate.com.au.
Cayo Beach Towel, $35, cb2.com.
Printed Grid Perfect Beach Towel, $29, urbanoutfitters.com.

If Nature Is More Your Thing

Marimekko for Target Beach Towel in Paprika, $17, target.com.
Loulan Beach Towel, $150, tabularasa-ny.com.
Pink Rocks Towel, $80, dusendusen.com.
Pineapple Beach Towel by Bali Towel, $55, couvertureandthegarbstore.com.
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If You Just Want It to Look Cool

Sommar 2016 Beach Towel, $13, ikea.com.
Open Mouth Towel, $60, saturdaysnyc.com.
Matisse Beach Towel, $55, bobochoses.com.
Boobs Towel by Gravel & Gold, $85, couvertureandthegarbstore.com.
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