WHAT TO WEAR: At the Beach

What to Wear

There’s no better feeling than escaping the hustle and bustle of the city and retreating to the beach or pool for the weekend.  Something about being able to squish the sand between your toes, hear the sounds of distant waves crashing on the shore and smell the salt in the air is utterly therapeutic, and a weekend trip to the beach is always a good way to slip away from the commotion of a busy, metropolitan life.

I spotted this Fashionista blissfully happy during her weekend escape from New York City. Ready for the weekend and ready for the beach, this Fashionista was wearing the perfect outfit for any beach or pool day. She sported a spotted, floral smock dress from Forever 21, which proved to be a great, versatile piece for the summer. The short and light dress was the perfect cover-up to wear to the beach, as it was so easy to slip on and off. The lightweight fabric and black knit openings ensured that this Fashionista would not be overheated at the beach.

Underneath her cover-up, this Fashionista wore a lattice, high-waisted black Topshop bikini. The black bikini was flattering in structure, and the color and shape bared just enough skin.

On her feet, this Fashionista stayed smart by opting for a pair of Sam Edelman slip-on sandals. The leather sandals were fashionable, but understated. The embroidered tops and metallic trim added subtle, yet visible, detail.

One Simple Change: Heading out to a summer festival sometime this month? Swap out the bathing suit for your usual undergarments, and add a white, lace kimono and a black, floppy hat. Your bohemian look will be perfect for any music festival, and you’ll protected from the sun while still looking your best.


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