Fun and effortless, the beach girl look brings to mind images of sun kissed summers and days spent by the sea, exuding a laid back, casual vibe that lets natural beauty shine through.
Whether youíre heading to the waves or are simply fans of the breezy look, here are some ways you can achieve that elusive surfer girl aesthetic.
Sea in your hair
Perhaps the most important element of this look is that wavy, bouncy beach hair. For this, add a touch of sea salt spray to damp locks and french braid them before bed to achieve tousled hair with that beach-grit texture. Not only is this an easy and heat-free way of achieving beach girl hair, sea salt spray has also been known to be volumising and to mask oiliness much like dry shampoo. Tease your roots with your fingertips and leave as is for a minimal look, or set it with hairspray for an all day look.
Thereís no better feeling than that of trading in your heavy winter colours for a light and breezy outfit. Crisp whites are not only cooler in the summer heat, they also make skin appear more tanned and glowy by drawing a stark contrast. Whether itís a pair of white linen shorts or a silky camisole with thin straps, incoporating white shades into your outfit helps give it that coastal look.
Stacked bracelets and rings
The barer the outfit, the more layered the accessories. Opt for thin rings in sterling silver (to combat rust and green fingers) with stones such as turquoise, aquamarine and moonstone to give subtle nods to the sea. Pile on woven bracelets and charm bangles to mix up the look and help pull the outfit together.
Perfect for wiggling your toes around, sandals are a lightweight alternative to sneakers and dressier than your average pair of thongs. Find one with a simple upper design and a flat sole in neutral colours for maximum comfort and versatility or a pair of canvas espadrilles with a cork base.
Bikini under your clothes
Rather than packing your swimwear into your bag to change into at the beach, consider wearing them under your clothes instead. Whether you like halter bikinis, one piece, micro bikini or tankini, wearing your swimsuit under your summer clothes not only makes stripping down at the beach a lot easier, it also creates the beach-ready vibe that comes with the beach girl look.