The sun is shining, the waves are crashing and the seagulls are on the hunt to steal your lunch. It is our favourite season- summer! However, are you really fashion ready to hit the beach!? Below are a few vital fashion items you will need when heading on down for a dip.
Bikinis The importance of finding that perfect bikini is paramount. You donít want to be perusing around the beach in something that just doesnít fit. If you have a petite or athletic body shape, triangle bikini tops are great for enhancing the bust. For those smaller up the top, itíll be a ruffled, bandeau style top to enhance your bust. Ladies with the opposite problem, youíll want to choose an underwire style top with padded cups for extra support. For the curvaceous lady, donít try and hide your curves! High waisted bottoms paired with a sweetheart neckline top will be ideal. Almost every colour and pattern are on trend and in fashion for bikinis this year, it will just be about finding the one you love the most! Black is always a clear winner and a favourite. It suits every skin tone and is readily available in the many bikini styles out there.
Slip On Sandals For many years, rubber thongs have been our go to beach staple because they slip on and are easy to take off when walking through the sand. However, now there are so many more options to show off our best beachy footwear. Birkenstock have re-entered the market with their unisex, leather, slip on style sandals. Made with genuine upper leather straps and a thick cork base, they were made for standing up to the salty, sandy beach conditions. Coming in a range of colours and styles, they can be worn to the beach during the day, and kept on for hitting the pub at night.
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Summer Dresses Flowy dresses singing in the wind resound the feelings of a hot summery day and are the perfect staple for the beach. Easy to slip on and off, paired with your bikini underneath, a short summer dress is a classic beachy favourite. The perfect beach dress should be three important things: light-weight, comfortable and stylish enough to wear to and from the beach. Mink Pinkís range of dresses are always a favourite. They combine beachy style and comfort with a little bit of class, perfect for wearing out after the beach. The Mink Pink Stripe Layered Dress is perfect, with an on trend style and comfy feel, itíll make going from beach to bar effortless.
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Hat A wide brimmed hat is a trendy way to complete an outfit, but more importantly shelter your face and neck from the sun. You will want to find one that has a tighter fabric structure preferably with an UPF15 label, that covers the neck, ears and face completely. Straw hats are great because they are withstanding to the wind and are sturdy, yet still have close knit weave structure to protect you from the sun. Another popular style is a fedora. On trend and durable, it will shade your face and complete your beach babe styled outfit.