It’s finally summer and everyone is ready for some serious fun in the sun. While the cool sea breeze and lounging in the sand may seem relaxing, it can be a little over-whelming to pack your best outfits for the beach trip.
So, if you are planning a weekend beach trip, then you’ve come to the right place to get some ideas for your summer beach look. Whether you plan to surf and swim in the ocean or simply want to work on your tan- we have a list of stylish outfits to have you covered for any beach-based activity.
Save the dressier outfits for dates along the shore or night time events such as a concert. Keep lots of bright and summery bikinis and a cover-up to enjoy to the fullest. Instead of facing the last-minute packing frenzy, it is better to be prepared beforehand. Take inspiration from our list of beach wearables and learn how to put together a great beach outfit that will help you step up your beachy babe look:
1- Dress it up
You can’t go wrong with a gorgeous printed maxi dress over your bikini. It is the perfect way to transform your daytime beach look into a dressier look for dinner. Choose a dress that has the wow factor to make heads turn. Choose from a variety of prints such as an ikat print, floral, tie-dye or stripes.
For example, the outfit inspiration shared above has a vibrant floral print that will compliment a bikini of any color. A scalloped neckline and a thigh-high slit are sexy yet comfortable. Pair it with some nude sandals and a summer hat to rock any beach related activity such as a brunch, shopping, date-night or a concert.
2- Go Boho
Are you someone who just loves the chic bohemian vibes? If yes, this outfit is perfect for you. Wear a frilly white bikini to make your tan even more prominent and keep a mid-length dress. You can even take the boho look one step further by pairing it with colored sunglasses and sandals with a geometric print. Keep all your stuff inside a woven tote with leather handles to tie the look together.
3- Drape a Sarong
If you’re thinking about ways to put together your perfect beach outfit, wrapa printed sarong around your waist. Not only will it make you look stylish without being over the top but will also complete the beach vibe in your look. For example, the outfit inspiration shared above is all about being casual. Don a neutral toned high waisted bikini and cover up with a bright and funky printed sarong for an unexpected pop of color. Keep the look balanced with some tan slides and a large jute tote bag to keep all your summer essentials handy.
4- Add some lace detail
If you want to stand out from the crowd, then choose a cover-up or a flowy dress in crochet. A long-hemmed top with lace details will also do the trick. Just don it over your bikini and you’ll be ready to rock the look in no time. What’s more, you can also head to the farmer’s market or shop at the promenade in this outfit.
Make sure you slather loads of sunscreen as this material will not provide you enough protection from the sun.
5- Choose a printed romper
If you want to pack as light as possible, then go for a foolproof beach look that consists of a printed romper and a pair of wedges. Simply throw it over your bikini when you’re ready to party with your friends. A colorful romper will give you a youthful and carefree vibe and it is a perfect outfit for a day out with your BFFs.
Rock the look with a pair of mixed media heels and let your hair loose as you bask in the attention. Keep a large tote handy, preferably in a solid color, so that the romper’s print doesn’t clash with your bag.
6- Rock a crop top
One of the best places to rock a sexy crop top is the beach! Pair it with some distressed shorts for a stylish look that will keep you cool and comfortable in the sand. You can even experiment with a pair of flowy printed shorts to add even more playfulness to your beach wardrobe. Plus, loose and comfy shorts also double as sleepwear during the night-time, so you know you won’t be over-packing with this combination.
7- Layer it with denim
Everyone loves denim at the beach! You don’t have to worry about it getting stained or messy which makes it the perfect wardrobe staple for the beach. Try layering a distressed denim jacket over a nude bikini or tank top. You can wear a pair of shorts or a denim mini skirt over your bikini bottoms to look uber-stylish. Pair with some chunky bracelets and a contrasting summer hat to achieve the casual beach babe look.
What else to pack:
Don’t forget to refer to this list of essentials while planning your next beach trip:
This season is all about high waisted bikini bottoms and color blocked swimsuits. A high waisted bikini pushes in the belly to make you look slim and toned, so it’s a win-win situation for all those who think twice before wearing a two-piece. Don’t forget to keep bikinis in white or beige so that they don’t clash with your dress or cover-up.
- A towel
No beach trip is complete without a fine woven towel. Many people fail to realize its importance, but a soft and absorbent beach towel can help you feel dry, cozy and relaxed after a tiring swim. Choose one with tassels and a striped border to keep your style game on point, even when you’re busy drying yourself!
Keep a pair of shoes that compliments all your beach looks. A pair of flip-flops in a bright and funky color is a must-have to frolic in the sand. You can also keep a pair of slip-on that looks beautiful on freshly pedicured toes and are also practical. Don’t forget to keep a pair of heels, preferably wedges, to rock those date nights and night-time concert looks.
The beach is all about enjoying yourself. Whatever you wear, don’t forget to make some memories and splash around in the water with your loved ones.
It is simple to uplift your beach style by following some inspirations shared above or looking at celebrity beach styles. Avoid wearing color head to toe though. Add a pop of color here and there to complement your neutral toned bikini and you’re all set to go. You can also experiment with a brightly colored hat, tote or jewelry.
How do youstyle your vacation getaway? Share your beach style secrets with us and help out other fellow beach babes too: