So you’re heading to the beach in a couple of weeks; the first thing you might do is take out that pile of beach stuff from the further topmost shelf where they’ve been stashed for most of the year. You check to see if your swimsuits are still doing well…at best you might invest in a few more and you think you’re all set! Right? Wrong!! Becoming beach-ready is a milestone all by itself. It shouldn’t be daunting though; you should look at it more like a fun exercise. Below are 8 important tips to help you do an instant beach-style update that guarantees you remain the coolest one around despite the soaring temperatures.
1 || Oversized Headbads
For an effortless dose of beach-style hair, forget about the bandana scarf and flat bands of the past; you’ll need a statement headband instead. Play around with sizes, colors, and textures… you can even wear it embellished with pearls …no one’s there to judge.
2 || Barely-There Sandals
This year it’s all about the barely-there sandals be they flat or heeled. So stow away your chunky slippers for now and get yourself some barely-there sandals or slippers.
3 || Au Naturel Beach Bags
Pass on the evil-eye print PVC beach bag; now it’s all about sustainability and natural fabrics. Think macrame and raffia in natural or pastel colors. But let us not hold you down; if you feel more adventurous go for tie-dye or check out the striped totes by Zimmermann
4 || You’re Gold Baby
Pass on the bauble crazy and opt for big and bold gold jewelry this beach trip. From substantial hoops to bangles, bigger is better this year.
5 || Can You Ditch The Kaftan?
Kaftans are always a good idea but knit crop-tops and palazzo pant sets are even better.
6 || Belt It
Put a belt on it! One of the hottest swimwear trends is the belted one piece. Whether it’s a self belt or a more courageous western leather belt, you can do it.
7 || Towel-Cool
Hotel towels are so passé; bring your own character to the beach with a cotton beach towel available in plenty of creative styles.
8 || Self-Tan First
Last but not least; you no longer go to the beach to tan. You go tanned! Whether it’s self-tanner or a trip to the solarium, you’ve really got to fake it till you make it!