Heading for a beach vacation having packed only bikinis and sunscreen? Think again. These days dressing up for the beach is as important as any other occasion. So here is what else you need to pack.
No, your old backpack will not do, neither will a plain old canvas bag. These days, beach totes are an essential. The bigger and brighter – the better! For a kitschy touch pick one with mirror work or patchwork or if you’re more classic, a straw one will work just fine.
The kaftan is probably one of the most versatile pieces to own. Slip it on after a swim to head to the bar or at night wear with plenty of baubles. It is light-weight and handy.
After a dip in the pool or beach instead of choosing a traditional tunic or worse *shudder* a towel to wrap yourself up in, opt for a kimono style cover-up. Not only is it extremely chic but also when belted up shows off your hourglass figure.
Keep the sun at bay with a wide-brimmed hat that will not only look oh so stylish, but help prevent you from having harmful UV rays hit your face.
Denim is often the summer staple for the beach, but honestly, this fabric is heavy and not at all appropriate for the season. Instead, switch to linen or cotton shorts that let your skin
“breathe”. Team with a dressy top and wedges for a night about town option.
What do you normally pack? Tell us in the comments below!