As we are approaching the summer season, there is only one thing on my mind – the beach. Normally, I wouldn’t be day dreaming of sun tanning on hot sand and soaking up rays, but since I am not in the sunshine state…how could I not be thinking of only that?
In order to be totally prepared for a sun-filled and fun-filled day at the beach, there are a few essentials that I need, as well as some that I think you need as well (to maximize the fun, of course).
1 Kate Spade Sun Hat | 2 Black Cat Eye Sunglasses | 3 J.Crew Strapless Rouched One-piece Swimsuit | 4 Statement Necklace | 5 Steve Madden Wedge Sandals | 6 “To the Beach” Straw Beach Bag
Every gal knows that her best friend when it comes to the beach is her bathing suit. It is your “outfit of the day” and the one that you will need to stay cute and comfortable in. I usually opt for a one-piece or a tankini because of the fit, and my absolute favourite suits are black suits. Right now, I am super obsessed with crochet – anything crochet makes me swoon.
Forget your usual pair of sunglasses and get yourself a HUGE pair. Why? Well, they are totally in style, AND they give you great coverage. I have very sensitive eyes and so when I am lying out on the beach, I need lots of coverage so that my eyes don’t feel like they are burning right out of my head!!
Floppy Sun Hat
This is something I recently became a fan of. I had never owned a sun hat until…roughly a month ago. I have used it a couple of times and it makes a world of difference. If you don’t have sunglasses that completely cover, this is your go-to essential. Flop it over your face and fall asleep in the sun because you are completely set to go.
Okay, so this may not be essential. Actually it isn’t an essential at all – it is a total add on to make your beach outfit look cute. If I have a really detailed look with prints and patterns, I shy away from the jewels, but a solid black bathing suit with a statement necklace can, well, make a statement – and why not be the prettiest gal with the prettiest jewels on the beach, right?
Whenever I lay by the pool, I like to be in comfortable footwear. Although you won’t be wearing your shoes for long, you want to make sure that they are comfy for you to walk around the beach in. Chances are you are going to get up a few times that day from lying on your towel sunbathing to do some walking around (on the shore, to get an ice cream cone, etc.), so you want to make sure you are in what you feel the best in!
Swimsuit: La Vie En Rose / Sunnies: Joe Fresh / Necklace: ILY Mix / Sun Hat: Winners
Let’s not forget the obvious essentials like sunscreen, water, and food…but when it comes to fashion, these should be your go-to items for keeping trendy on the beach. I love dressing up and even when I am lying on a beach, I like to remain my fashionista self.
Adore Me has an amazing selection of beach ware that is cute, comfortable and adore-able! They cater to women of all sizes, complete with a plus size section that you will swoon over. So make sure you head over and check out their collection and find them on Instagram at @adoreme!
What are your beach day musts?