How to Get Ready for the Beach Season Like a Pro

May 26, 2017 7:00 am

Lounging at the beach in summer is one of the most heavenly feelings in the world. The heated sun, the cool ocean, and tasty cocktails are the perfect way to enjoy your holiday. However, since the only thing we tend to wear at the beach is our bathing suit, sometimes this makes us feel like there’s not a whole lot we can do to look cute and stylish. But there’s an entire fashion philosophy to your beach wear, and it’s the most fun thing in the world to put together colourful beach outfits. Do you want to look like a fashion model as you take a stroll next to the ocean, or enjoy sunbathing on your big towel? Here are a few hints on what’s popular this summer to help your inner diva shine with style.

Glowing Skin

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Your skin is your best accessory and you can’t look stylish at the beach if you are too afraid to show it. Back acne, dry patches, cellulite, stretch marks and dullness are all marks of bad skin and you need to prep yourself for the summer by addressing any issues you may have. You want to be a bronzed goddess of the Sun, not someone who’s too afraid to wear a bathing suit. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen spend whole fortunes on skin care because they are painfully aware how important it is to keep it looking healthy, so there’s no excuse for you not to put in some effort. A true fashionista knows that skincare comes before anything, so take the time to do a full body scrub, treat any acne, and rub in a lotion that will make you as soft as satin and ready for the beach.

The Perfect Swimsuit

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The bathing suit is your centrepiece and you want to make sure it fits you perfectly. The best thing is that this year we are back to basics, so it’s no wonder that beautiful models like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid frequently show off their hot beach bodies in solid colour bikinis that require no other details. One-piece swimsuits are also insanely popular this year, and we all know how J Lo, Taylor Swift and Emily Ratajkowski enjoy rocking this type of swimwear. If you don’t like the minimalist trends for this year, feel free to go for a fun print if that’s your jam, but bear in mind that whatever you pick needs to feel comfortable and fit your body type.

Statement Accessories

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Every fashion goddess knows that no outfit is complete without proper accessories, and the beach is the perfect place for some fun things to pair with your bathing suit. If you’re going to the bar for cocktails with your girlfriends, plastic jewellery such as a cute bangle or a colourful necklace can really make your swimwear look more interesting. Of course, any girl with style owns a good beach bag, and the Brazilian beauty Alessandra Ambrosio is a fan of XXL bags that are perfect for all your summer needs. Big bags are very practical because we do need to bring a lot of things with us, but pick something from a material such as canvas, straw or even plastic that won’t get damaged by sand and salt water. A silky wrap is perfect for when you get out of water and want to walk along the shore, and if you pair it with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses you’ll look cool in addition to being well protected from the sun. Get a pair of cute flip-flops and you’re done!

Even when following trends, a real pro knows to always play up to her strengths and incorporate what’s popular into her already established style. So, don’t be afraid to experiment, make crazy combinations and find what works for you. After all, summer is the best time to experiment with colours.

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