Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means – let’s hit the beach! It’s beachwear season! Before you hop into your car and head to the water, make sure you have all the necessities – including the right outfit. You’re going to want to look your best, whether you’re spending the day in the sun, heading off on a cruise trip or spending the week at a resort. Here is everything you need to know about summer essentials:.

The right shoes

Is there anything worse than sand in your athletic shoes? Whether you’re spending a day by the water or walking around on a cruise ship, your footwear can make or break the experience. If you’re going to be gallivanting on a sandy location, stick to sandals. That way, you’ll be able to easily throw them on and off throughout your excursion. If you’re packing for a longer vacation, be sure to add some fancier footwear to your luggage, like strappy wedges for the nights you go out to dinner.

Braided Rhinestone Sandal by Midnight Velvet

Braided Rhinestone Sandal by Midnight Velvet

“A coverup is an essential article of clothing for your beach trip.”

A flattering suit

It doesn’t matter if your goal is to get a tan or swim laps in the pool, both require a swimsuit you’re comfortable in. Luckily, we have various suits to accentuate all body types. One-piece bathing suits, two-piece bathing suits and swim dresses, you name it, we’ve got it. Choose your perfect style so you can splash around freely.

Colorblock Halter Skirted 1-Piece

Colorblock Halter Skirted 1-Piece

Plus, don’t forget about a coverup! This frock will come in handy when you head to the resort bar or restaurant but don’t want to fully change out of your suit. Or, it’s an easy item to throw on when you feel like your shoulders are getting a little too much sun. Either way, this article of clothing is a must for your tropical trip.

 

Flirty-fun night outfits

Laying by the pool all day may be your idea of the perfect vacation, but you’ve got to eat sometime. If you’re going on a tropical trip, be sure to pack a couple sassy outfits for the nighttime, like a breezy sundress or a pair of cropped pants for the chillier nights. Include a shrug sweater to cover your arms for those air-conditioned restaurants. Remember that vacation is supposed to be relaxing, so make sure you choose clothing with good summer fabrics, like cotton or linen, both of which will keep you cool even when the sun is hot.

Mixed Print Maxi Dress

Mixed Print Maxi Dress

Beach bags 101

When it comes to the sun, safety is always No. 1. Be sure to throw sunscreen with a high SPF in your beach tote bag along with some fashion sunglasses to protect your eyes. Don’t forget about your hair, either. A large, floppy hat will protect your newly colored do and help shield your eyes from the sun. Toss a large towel in there that you can lounge comfortably on with your favorite book, and you’re good to go!

Bag-In-Bag Tote

Bag-In-Bag Tote


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