Summer is officially around the corner and I’m totally feeling it!
Especially with these Sprummer heat waves we’re having right now…90 degrees in May? Yes, please! With the sun beaming on my skin, even if I’m just on my way to work, it’s hard not to think about the beach. With the sea and sand on my mind, I put together the perfect batch of beach essentials for a fabulous day at the seashore!
What to wear:
I don’t need to tell you how hot one piece swimwear is right now. But I will….because these suits are on fire! Not only are they super sexy, but there is a style out there for every body type. I’m obsessing over the one piece, styled with a pair of uber distressed denim shorts, and a sleek and short kimono over top. If you’re not the kimono type, go with a flirty graphic tee, partially tucked in at the front. This look is everything if you’re headed to No Shower Happy Hour after the beach. Add a pair of tassel earrings and a straw tiki clutch to really step it up a notch.
Just an FYI…If you aren’t really a print gal, but secretly love the adorable fruit prints popping up this spring, I say try it out on a bathing suit. There is no better place to take a risk with a bold print than the beach!
If you’re feeling like you may be more of a bikini babe, I see you girl. The classic bikini is and always will be a staple on a scorching summer day. We can’t all look like the Kar-Jenner gang in a two-piece, but since we know we’re hot af anyway, let’s flaunt it!
The freshest styles for the 2018 beach scene: prints, hip-baring bottoms and neutral hues. Gingham is like seersuckers big sister that’s totally crushing the game and flirty florals/palms are holding their own on the beach front, too. If prints aren’t your thang, that’s okay, because neutrals are blazing right now. Try an olive colored bikini version of the Pamela Anderson bottom. This style is gorgeous with a long, lacy kimono and a few delicate gold necklaces, layered for effect. I also really love an earth toned bikini with a pair of high waist eggshell colored linen pants or shorts. Linen bottoms don’t get nearly enough love…so give it a shot for originality. Speaking of originality…give your favorite ball cap and rest and go for the straw fedora today! Perfection!
What’s In The Bag:
If you’re planning for a night out (attempting to make it past 7pm) with friends after the beach, I suggest packing light. Because no one has time for a tote when you’ve been drinking frozé since 11am. For this set up, grab a tiny festive clutch with your favorite sunblock (I really love all the suncare products from COOLA – they even have a hair and scalp SPF spray!), one of those handy compact brushes from the 90’s, a roller ball of a tropical scent – this one makes you smell like a piña colada, chapstick, and concealer. And obvi don’t forget a pair of sunnies! Have fun with a new pair of geo-shaped specs or grab your tried and true aviators. Either way, total necessity!
For the ultimate beach day, go tote all the way! Choose a colorful tote and add everything from above plus a giant round towel (or any of these incredible towels)…because traditional towels are so last week. Oh and a container of frozen blueberries to pop in your mouth….or in your spiked seltzer. Multipurpose for the win! 😉