Let’s chat about beach fashion, because what better way to celebrate the summer than to head to the beach? There’s even a Baywatch movie in theaters currently so that’s as good a sign as any to run in slow-motion while we’re there! Naturally, the perfect day on the beach also requires the perfect beach outfit.
Beach-day outfits can be broken down into two: the “getting there” outfit and the “frolic in the water.” Remember, that your pre-beach outfit should also double as your everyday outfit or a party-wear outfit. Here’s the thing, summer means plenty of loafing around so any occasion will lead to an impromptu hang which is why you will need a nice post-beach outfit too.
Arriving in Style
Heading to the beach will give you the perfect excuse to wear a sheer dress. Celebrities have taken a notch further by daring-to-bare fully in sheer but you don’t have to do that. You can wear your swimsuit underneath and call it a trendy pre-beach outfit. A very funky thing to do this season is also to wear sheer jogger pants like Miranda Kerr did. Pair them with your bikini top or a tankini underneath and you will be jump-in-the-water-ready in mere seconds.
Another fashionable way to get to the beach is to don a flowyeither one that is khaki, in a camouflage-green shade or with a bold stripe pattern. One more off-beat style this year is vintage one-piece swimsuits with halter-top straps. Since vintage pieces usually have beautiful patterns on them, they make wonderful statement tops in pre-beach outfits. Wear them with skirts or shorts before hitting the sand. If you do go for the vintage style, try to jazz up your look by accessorizing with sunglasses and hair from that era. You can even paint your lips seductively for a beautiful pre-water look.
The next thing you want to keep an eye out for this beach season is wraps and sarongs. Because floral prints are such a definitive style statement this upcoming season, you can also expect to find them in these clothing items.
Beyoncé strutted the streets in a yellow dress last year and the Internet broke for a few days. This year, we’re all lemonade-ing like Queen Bey and yellow is the “it” color of the season. In fact, all bright shades are “in” this season but the most coveted wardrobe staple for the upcoming season is the fringe-y, long yellow dress.
That’s enough for off-the-beach outfits and now to discuss the best bikini styles for the water. The one-piece is still the dominant style this season with plenty of lace-ups around the front and the side. Also, the frontal thong or the frong is still going strong this year. Because off-the-shoulder tops are such a staple in everyday wear this season, the one-shoulder one-piece is also in vogue.
This summer is about being comfortable thus, in terms of shoes, don’t forget those comfy sandals. Opt for metallic styles to really stand out in the beach. You can carry a second pair of shoes once you’re out of the sand so you can try some lace-up ballet-flat espadrilles.
These are just a few ideas, but trends are always changing. And there are always so many choices of swimwear out there. I came across this site recently https://www.lyst.co.uk/ . They currently have 153,997 swimwear products, from 1074 designers. So many choices, its crazy, I know! What’s great is they are launching something called ‘Swimseeker‘. Its an artificial intelligence system that helps you deal with overwhelming number of choices and constantly evolving trends. Once you answer three simple questions about your body type, the colors you prefer and the style you like, you will get few awesome ideas to choose from. It also take into account current trends and your browsing history. It’s getting smarter by the minute so come back often to see what amazing ideas it can suggest for you.
What is your favorite beach trend right now? Let us know bellow, also let us know what you think of ‘Swimseeker’!