Best of … beach fashion style
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Info Aurora LaJambre
Beach clothes are the epitome of easy laid-back style.
Where else does getting ready entail slipping into a simple dress and flip flops? When you’re close enough to smell the salt air and listen to crashing waves all you need is a bathing suit and something soft and light to catch the wind.
Check out these suggestions for best of beach fashion style from the breezy straw hats to polished vibrant toes. These clothes will keep you cool, comfy and feeling as pretty as you look all summer long.
Breezy Straw Hats
Accessories do double duty in the summer
As perfect and natural as the warm sun feels, we all know how important it is to apply sunscreen every few hours, especially by the beach. But protecting your head may not be top of mind. Straw hats not only guard the top of your scalp from harmful UV rays, they go with everything from halter dresses to casual tank tops. Straw fashion hats come in a variety of colors with pliable brims and playful structure. Check out PacSun for summer hat essentials.
Playful Capri Sets
Cool and easy
The key to being comfortable in a capri set is to have a bathing suit on underneath. Outfits like the two-piece from Serengeti pictured above hang comfortably while providing a nice cut to compliment your shape. The cut adds structure so you can go right from the ocean to a beach-side café. Never wonder what to wear to the beach again!
The Perfect Swimsuit
A bathing suit you can actually swim in
If you’re going to the beach with the intention to go in the water, you’ll need a bathing suit that’ll stay put. Those of you who’ve ventured into waves with string bikinis know what we’re talking about. Swimwear like Poppy Sports tankinis offer the ideal combo of beach fashion style and function. Bright colors and embellishments will have you standing out for all the right reasons. Look for removable cups and support wire to fit many figures, and a strap that is detachable so you don’t have to worry about tan lines.
A Comfy Tee
You can’t go wrong in tie-dye
Tie-dyed tees belong by the beach just as much as seagulls and mini golf. The Woman Within has prints that pop against vivid colors like orange, blue and purple. Dress it up with a shell necklace and sandals or throw one on over a bikini to play Frisbee in. The V-neck top and flattering tunic length is so comfortable you may want to live in it all summer.
‘Out of my way, boys’
What makes a beach dress perfect for you? If you like to leave the day open to possibilities, like surfing or kicking butt in volleyball, this unstoppable dress from Title Nine is for you. Made of a dense cotton/poly/spandex blend, this above-the-knee halter with a shelf bra has a great shape. There’s also a secret pocket on the interior hemline so don’t need to carry a bag. You’ll look super cute whether reading on the boardwalk, collecting shells or meeting up with the girls to catch a wave.
The must-have beach shoe
A good pair of sandals completes any beach look. They’re easy to slip on and off and won’t trap sand the way other shoes inevitably do. Alloy’s Kalypso sandal has a comfortable rubber sole with fabric or faux leather straps in stylish colors and exotic prints. They’re lightweight so you can wear them all day. They even look great with jeans or dress for a date night on the boardwalk.
Outshine the scenery
dELiA’s jean shorts belong on beach bodies everywhere. Don’t you agree? They’re colorful, sassy, and scream of summer days. The touch of ‘raw edging’ at the bottom says you’re ready to play, and the cut is just what you want in a jean beach short. Wear them with a bikini or tank top and you’re easy beach fashion style will shine. These summer shorts come in turquoise, yellow, pink and adorable prints.