With eighty-degree heat and a sandy terrain, dressing for a day at the beach can be a tricky task. Besides thinking about style, practicality is key by the coast to avoid a sand-drenched, seaside meltdown. Fun in the sun is what it’s all about, after all!
To help, here’s a sneak peek into our beach essentials checklist for your next sun-filled coastal adventure, and with our list you won’t need to worry about sacrificing your style. See you at the beach!
A Pretty Swimsuit
The base of your beach outfit all starts with the swimwear. Whether you’re a bikini babe or an all-in-one adorer, picking the right swimwear means you’ll feel confident and comfortable all day long. Make sure to find the most comfortable outfit for you. For example, if you’d rather be more covered up on the beach, you should consider looking for some modest swimwear. Make sure you feel beautiful in whatever you plan on wearing. Pack a punch with a bright bandeau bikini, or go for an ultra-flattering, cut-out one-piece for the ultimate beach goddess look. Either way, finding your suit for the summer season feels like a true accomplishment, so if you’ve found it, rock it on the beach all day long!
A Cute Cover-Up
For the lunchtime hour and anytime you’re not on the beach, a cover-up is so easy to throw on over the top of your bikini, and makes your seaside outfit effortlessly put-together. With so many different style options of cover-ups now, shopping for yours will be a fun challenge. Choose from boho kaftans, lacy and loose shift-dress styles or glitzy, goddess-like fabrics.
Flip flops may seem like the most obvious option for beachside attire, but there’s so much more choice when it comes to coast-appropriate footwear. When you’re not wriggling your toes in the sand, slip into a pair of espadrilles for comfort and style, or try a pair of embellished sandals to add a little extra interest to your ensemble.
A Too-Cool Beach Tote
Don’t underestimate your need for an uber-cool tote to house all your beachy essentials – it is, after all, a fundamental part of your whole outfit. Choose a style big enough to roll your towel into, as well as your sun cream, snacks and bottles of water (hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!), but not too big that you’ll dread lugging it all the way down to the sand and back again. Keep it co-ordinated to your outfit too, for ultimate style points!
The Accessory Edit
Finally, the little bits and pieces that will make your jaunt that little bit more comfortable and practical. A wide-brimmed fedora hat is a handy, Millie Mackintosh-esque item to throw into your tote, and a pair of oversized sunglasses will ensure the sun stays well out of your peepers. Add a simple, lightweight statement necklace to pair with your cover-up and you’re good to go!
How do you like to dress for the beach? Do you have any other fashion essentials that you never fail to take with you?