Summer Beach Outfits
Sometimes getting together the perfect beach outfit can be difficult. With the endless amount of bikinis, beach cover-ups, accessories and striped totes available finding the perfect beach outfit can be a scavenger hunt. Especially if you have something specific in mind.
Multiply that by ten if you’re a tad bit self-conscious about wearing a bikini in public. Finding the perfect summer bikini seems nearly impossible at times.
I shared with you that if you find a bikini that doesn’t have a matching bottom or matching top buy it in any case. You might be able to mix and match it with something you already own.
If you haven’t given mismatched bikinis a go before, read When & Why it’s ok to Wear a Mismatched Bikini to give you some inspiration. This post will show you that finding a bikini that you love doesn’t necessarily have to match.
When it comes to beach fashion, each person is different. You can like more boho relaxed beach outfits, or you may like something a little more sleek, a la Calvin Klein. I’m a little of both. I like the classic, sleek looks of some beach outfits, but I also like the fun boho vibe of stacks of beaded bracelets and embroidered bikinis.
How to Create Your Perfect Beach Outfit
The first step in putting together the perfect beach outfit is deciding on the style that you’re going for. To help with this decision consider what it is you like best about summer style.
Do you prefer the large sun hats and round sunglasses? Lace coverups with dainty matching jewelry? Graphic crop tops with shell jewelry and strappy leather sandals?
When narrowing these different styles down I like to use Pinterest at my inspiration point. I pin my favorite beach outfits and see what components make up the outfit and try to recreate a look with my flare.
The next step in putting together cute summer beach outfits is, of course, the swimsuit. Do you want to wear a two piece, one piece, tankini, board shorts? Decide on a bikini that you’ll feel comfortable in and that you’ll love. Remember you want to look and feel stylish while at the beach so if you don’t feel comfortable in a bikini find another one.
The third step is deciding if you’re going to wear a beach coverup or not and if yes, what type of beach coverup matches your bikini. In this beach outfit, I went with a maxi printed lightweight beach cover up. The pattern, color, and style matches the bikini I’m wearing the outfit. The floral print coordinates with the floral print on the bikini. And it’s actually a kimono that I used as a beach coverup.
The last component in putting together a cute beach outfit is accessories. Do you want to accessorize or not and if you do what type of accessories match the outfit?
In this outfit I went with a cream hat that had a patterned ribbon around it, that kept the boho feel going. I then added beaded bracelets and a long necklace. Overall this beach outfit has a cohesive style. You want to follow the same rules in putting together a beach outfit as with any other outfit.
Remember the 5 step checklist I shared with you the first of the year! There are five questions you need to ask yourself before leaving the house: Does it fit? Do the colors match? Is it flattering? Is it balanced? And What does this outfit say about me?
If you need a refresher read, look stylish every day – your 5 step checklist.
Asking yourself these same five questions about your cute summer beach outfits will certify that you look your best!
So remember the five steps when putting together your perfect summer beach outfit are:
- Decide on the style
- Find a bikini you like
- Decide if you want to wear a cover up or not.
- Add matching accessories.
- Ask yourself the five style questions to make sure you look your best!