If there’s one thing we know to be true, it’s that time spent at the beach is time spent well. And to help you make the most of your sun-filled getaway, we’re outlining our favorite essentials to create looks you can be... shore of. (Sorry, we couldn’t help it.)
It happens every year—you pull out your swimwear from summers past, and realize they look a little faded. So whether you prefer modern one-pieces, flirty bikinis, or both, get some fresh suits, then wear them with confidence to make waves in and out of the water.
Breezy weather calls for dresses that flow. And a brightly colored maxi in a lightweight fabric pulls double-duty. Wear it as a swim cover-up with slides for days by the water, then dress it up with heeled sandals for a dinner date.
The quickest way to glam up any outfit is with a pair of sunglasses. Plus, let’s face it: mascara and the beach don’t exactly mix. So if you’re used to leaving the house with full eye makeup, play up your peepers with a fresh pair of frames instead.
A sturdy bag is essential for carrying all your seaside necessities, like a book, snacks, bottled water, and sunscreen. Match it to your outfit, or go for a contrasting pattern for something bolder. We’re especially loving woven textiles this season.
Is there a more stylish way to protect your face from harmful UV rays than a wide-brim hat? We don’t think so. Block out the sun with a floppy or structured style—and be sure to quite literally hold onto your hat once those sea breezes pick up.
When your feet aren’t buried under the sand, flats are the way to go. Show off your pedicured toes with sandals in metallic or saturated hues to match the vibe of your vacay. (Though if you’re a light packer, a pair in a more neutral hue like white or tan will give you the most versatility.)