Inspiration from the Sea

June 7th, 2017 at 2:00am

School’s out for the summer, which means that every Fashionista’s fun in the sun has just begun. The best way to kick off your summer vacation on the east coast is to gear up for those long, sun-kissed days at the beach, and this Fashionista did just that with her classic outfit.

This Fashionista is a Jersey girl at heart and knows how to rock denim and lace on the shore like nobody’s business! She gears up to jump into the saltwater and sand by pulling out a pair of denim shorts lined with lace. Bralettes go perfectly with a lace T-shirt, which shows off some skin for sunbathing. The loose knit fabric has perfect movement, and can easily be worn as a cover-up over a bathing suit, while the thick fabric is great for cooler days. But, the most important aspect that completes this look is her makeup.

Our Fashionista uses the natural colors of the shore as inspiration for her makeup. She first uses concealer and foundation to create a clean base, which works perfectly under contouring from Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky Palette and E.l.f’s baked highlighter. Next, she uses Covergirl’s Katy Kat Pearl Apricat Lipstick for a more natural pink. The most unique and fun aspect of the look is the eyeshadow from The Body Shop’s Shimmer Cubes, which starts as a beautiful light green shimmer and slowly blends into a deep sea green as it reaches the outer corner of the eye. With simple and casual eyeliner and long black lashes, this Fashionista was able to draw the most the attention to her eyeshadow, which matches the shimmering waves of the sea as much as it does her green and cream colored outfit.

She finishes the look by accessorizing according to color, including natural tones like cream, brown and green along with some blue to channel her inner beach-bug. She sports a crystal green necklace along with rings of pearls and other precious stones, her jewelry mimicking the glow of seaglass. Meanwhile, she tops the look with a pair of stunning leather strap sandals and an adorable white cheer bow. Here, we can see how her makeup blends perfectly with her outfit. The pearly shimmer of the light green eyeshadow matches the glow of her rings, while the darker green eyeshadow corresponds with the muted green bralette and plays into the outfit’s natural color scheme.

Whether you’re on your way to the beach or the boardwalk, this look helps prepare you for a day of movement and laughter in the sunlight. What else can a summer Fashionista ask for?

Make sure to let me know if you try this look in the comments below!


  • Elyzia

    Born in Australia, raised in America | Chinese Maltese | New York University | Art, Design, Fashion |