The summer is full of fun events and opportunities to relax and let off some steam after a tedious winter full of tasks and busy schedules. For those of you already lying on a tropical beach, showered by the wonderful warm sun, vacation has already started. For the rest of us waiting our turn, time feels stuck! But, whichever situation you may be at the moment, putting together some cute beach outfits for a beach date, beach vacation, beach event, or simply a day at the beach is necessary.
With the variety of options available, you will definitely be spoiled for choice. Here are 3 things to consider before deciding what to wear at the beach and turn heads with every step.
1. The Occasion
Narrow down your options by considering the occasion. Will you be spending the evening at a beach business event or have some good time with your friends during the weekend? Perhaps you are planning to attend a beach wedding and need a proper beach wedding dress? Having appropriate attire will help you look stylish no matter the occasion. Plus. It will be a sign or respect towards the event organizer, especially if it’s someone you socialize with in the office or any other business environment.
That said, for a beach party or date at the beach, beach outfits that are a bit dressy are excellent options. Now, if you don’t feel like getting into the water, casual beach outfits, such as those made of a cover up (i.e. a sarong) and a cute bikini will be great.
How do you want to look? Boho? Sexy? Maybe classic chic? Retro chic? What you choose to wear and show up at the beach will tell much of who you are and your style. For example, a high-waisted polka dot bikini will give you a modest but oh-so-stylish Retro chic look. A practical two-toned bikini is perfect for girls loving sporty outfits while a white studded cover-up dress can complement your bikini, giving a girlie flair to your look. Now, if you want to shake things up, you can always mix a, say, black, bikini bottom with a pink halter top or pair yellow printed bottoms with a zebra printed bikini top! Pile up some chunky bracelets and maybe a long necklace for a more fashionable look. Decide what message you want to get across and act accordingly.
3. The Items you Choose
They should match the style you are going for. For instance, if you have been invited to a beach dinner date, you will want to look stylish without losing the beach vibe. A nice outfit for that occasion could be a printed chiffon (or any other thin fabric) maxi dress or a sarong worn like a maxi dress, paired with wedges (pick a color from the dress and match your footwear with it) and a matching handbag (here’s how to match your handbag with your outfits and get it right each and every time!). Or you could pair a white waist-firming shirt with a pair of colorful satin shorts, a white hat, and a long necklace. Play with prints, lengths, fabrics, and colors to find the perfect dressy beach outfit for your hours by the sea or when strolling the boardwalk!
Enjoy your beach vacation in style!
How do you choose your beach outfits? Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below!