As soon as August 1 greets us, we are hit with the stunning realization that summer is approaching its end. With just a matter of weeks left until we return to the daily grind of classes and responsibility, we find ourselves desperately reaching out to grab onto any last bit of summer we can.
My personal way of dealing with this is by spending countless hours at the beach. There is no better way to soak up the last days of summer than with the sound of the ocean and the feeling of warm sand on your feet. There are a few simple ways to get the most out of your beach day, and the most out of what’s left of your summer.
1—Create the perfect playlist. Indie, EDM, country—it doesn’t matter what your taste is. Music can completely change the vibe of your beach day. I know that when I have a good playlist on the beach, I could sit there forever and ever just listening. Make sure you have plenty of songs and a great speaker!
2—Find a great bathing suit. Bathing suit shopping can be one of the most fun parts about summer; there are so many different styles for different people! It’s a great way to express your personality, whether you are retro, boho, or minimalistic. For the beach, I like to find simple one-pieces that will withstand the force of the waves and keep me comfortable.
3—Bring a book. Since the school year is such a busy time, it’s extremely difficult to find time to read for pleasure. The beach is the perfect place to do that. You can re-read an old favorite like Harry Potter, or take the time to read a career advice book; the possibilities are endless. Grab the perfect book (or multiple books, if you’re like me and fly through them), stick it in your beach bag, and go!
4—Wear a breezy cover-up. For a beach day, a flowy dress or coverup is very important. It’s best to have something easy to pull on and off throughout the day and something that is light and airy in the heat. A simple spaghetti strap dress will work perfectly all day long, from the time you first arrive in the morning to the evening sunset.
There are still so many things that can be done at the beach, which is why it is one of the best ways to spend your August days. If you can make the most of your beach days, maybe you can make the end of summer worthwhile before the days start getting cooler and shorter.
What are your beach day essentials? Share a picture on Instagram and don’t forget to tag @CFashionista!