Holidays are most people’s favourite time of year; the sun, sea and sand are everybody’s remedies to the stresses of everyday life. So, when you’re feeling your best, you need to be looking your best, too, right?! While you may have your evening outfits covered, when it comes to looking stylish on the beach, it can require a little more thought. You may just go straight for those seven year old shorts and a fading t-shirt, but, consider wearing pieces that are fresh and stylish to elevate your holiday wardrobe from shabby to chic.
A bright, printed floaty dress is an great choice – they are super easy to throw on, cool and comfortable, and most importantly, easy to pack. That’s why this Boho Chic one designed by Miss June is perfect. It features a drop shoulder, which allows you to catch the sun on your shoulders while wearing it, but the best part is it can be worn to lunch straight from the beach. It covers your swimsuit or bikini fully, therefore it’s appropriate for an afternoon stroll round the town after a seaside lunch. You can style it with wedges, flip flops or sandals and it gives you a bright, feminine and stylish bohemian look without any effort.
Another great go-to piece to bring with you on holiday for the beach is a sarong. They’re a versatile item as you can wrap them several ways depending on the look you want to achieve.
This bohemian inspired Greek Blue Sarong by One Season is perfect. The fresh blue and white stripe print has a slight nautical feel, which instantly makes you look as if your look is well thought out for the beach (no effort required!). The fabric is 100% cotton, which will keep you cool – the last thing you want is to wrap up with something synthetic on the beach making you uncomfortable.
Style this around your waist with a simple tee on top to wear to lunch along the beach, or, wear it as a shawl over your shoulders if you feel you’re catching the sun. You can even wrap it around your neck and fashion this into a halter neck dress, which would be tres beach chic.
Again, this piece is perfect for packing and won’t take up much needed space in your case.
If you’d like to go a little more glam, if, lets say, if you’re attending a beach party, or you’re in a situation which requires more effort, embellishment is the perfect way to make your outfit pop. The embellishment will instantly lift your look and create style with minimal effort. However, you’ll want to keep cool as it’s still a hot climate. A great way to do this is with a kaftan – the floaty style keeps you airy and won’t stick to you. This bohemian chic one by Miss June is a perfect example; the bright colour makes a statement, and the little yellow sequin embellishment adds the touch of sparkle needed to elevate a beach outfit. The soft, light material is great for warmer climates and looks formal, while the intricate tie dye pattern and rough edging add a touch of bohemian style to the look.
So, those are our three favourite pieces to wear to the beach! You have sarongs for day-to-day beach dressing, an embellished kaftan for a sophisticated beach event, and a simple off the shoulder floral dress for a stylish beach ensemble.