The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and everyone’s headed to the best summer spot—the beach, of course. Now that we’re fully into the summer season, it’s time to get a move on all those summer beach essentials. Check out this awesome roundup of my favorite beach fashion essentials and work that beach like a runway.
Master Your Beach Style
I can’t say enough about being sun safe. The cases of skin cancer from sun exposure seem to go up every year, and if you want to have a happy, healthy summer, the first item on your list should be sun protection. Beyond sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat, there are ways you can shield your skin and work on your beauty routine at the same time. I’m a big fan of the trend in makeup these days that incorporates SPF protection right in; it’s a one-step process that allows you to essentially apply sunscreen and a gorgeous foundation right at the same time. My recent favorite is the Colorescience Mineral sunscreen brush. You brush this smooth mineral foundation on and know you’re getting SPF 50 protection while perfecting your complexion—it’s a win-win.
A Trendy New One Piece
Gone are the days of having to wear a two piece to be considered trendy. The one-piece is back in action, and if you’re looking to rock this sleek look, think outside the one-pieces your mom wore back in the day. I can’t get over the ShopBop Blue Life Eclipse Crisscross One-Piece. While admittedly not the cheapest bathing suit around, this sexy show stopper is sure to be the hit at the beach this summer—chances are you definitely won’t run into anyone else wearing this sassy piece.
Ever had daydreams of covering yourself in gold? That pipe dream is now a reality with this summer’s hottest beach accessory—the flash tattoo. These temporary, funky stickers can be placed pretty much anywhere you deem fit on your body, and they add a little flash to your beach look that will draw stares from all the other sunbathers. You can find them at almost every local fashion store, but if you’re looking for some unique flash tattoos, check out Flash Tattoos.
That sand can get pretty hot in the hot summer sun, so make sure you keep the soles of your feet protected with some great footwear. I love the moccasin sandal trend for this summer. Easy to slip on and off, these cute shoe options are customized with fun accouterments that put them a step above those boring old flip flops. My favorites right now have to be pretty much anything from Minnetonka Moccasin. They’re cute, to be sure, but most of all, they’re comfortable and provide more support than any other sandal ever has.
So we’ve talked about keeping your skin well and protected, but often our eyes get the bum end of the deal—they need just as much safeguarding from the hot summer sun’s reflective rays, especially at the beach. It is important to stay protected from that white, blinding sand, and the ever-crashing waves that reflect those harsh rays right into our peepers. Cue stylish sunglasses. I’m not talking your $15 pair you bought at the swap meet. What I mean is bona fide, polarized sunglasses—with a trendy flair, but of course. Check out Sunglass Hut for all sorts of styles and be sure to pick frames that match your face shape!
Now that you know what to be wearing to stay trendy this summer, get out there and strut your beach style. Don’t forget that it’s not just what you’re wearing but how you wear it. Keep it fresh, keep it up to date, and most importantly keep it confident.