Six Fashion Tips You Need to Know If You’re Heading to the Beach

I don’t know about you, but I love spending time at the beach. Whether it’s a brief walk along the shore or a full day of relaxing in the sand, I never pass on the opportunity to head to the water. While I was on a day trip at the beach last week, I made several observations about beach fashion (mainly from mistakes I made myself lol). Here are six tips for dressing for the beach.


Light, airy fabrics are your best option for a day at the beach. I would recommend sticking with cotton. Not only will it keep you  cool + comfortable, but it will also dry quicker if you decide to get in the water. For my beach day, I went with this breezy black tank top. It worked perfectly in the humidity.


Between the sand and the water, beaches can be messy, which means you don’t want to wear any items that you aren’t OK with getting a little bit of dirt on. It is also a good idea to gravitate toward darker colors that will conceal any potential stains. If you want a pop of color, you can always wear a bright colored swimsuit underneath.


This may seem like an obvious one, but I made the mistake of wearing flats to the beach last summer, and I ended up with sand in them for weeks afterwards. You might be tempted to break out an exciting new pair of shoes for your beach trip, but do yourself a favor and stick with sandals. In fact, the simpler the shoe, the better.


Lounging out in the sun is one of my favorite aspects of being at the beach. However, all that sun exposure can be a nightmare for your skin. Your outfit should not only keep you comfortable, but it should also keep you protected from UV rays. Don’t forget to throw a hat in with all your beach gear.

Beach Style Tips

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O U T F I T  D E T A I L S:

Tank Top (similar): SheIn* | Jean Shorts (similar): Levi’s* | Sunglasses (similar): Anthropologie* 


I put my hair in a ponytail approximately ten minutes after these photos were taken because I severely underestimated just how annoying the wind can be. If you have long hair, I suggest getting it up and out of your face before you even leave the house. This way, you won’t have to worry about it being a mess of knots and tangles later on.


I am the type of person who always has a bag with me. Seriously. No matter where I go, my purse goes with me. What I love the most about bags is that they can be both fashionable + functional. A small crossbody can be a great addition to an outfit, and it can also store beach essentials, such as sunscreen and snacks. It never hurts to carry a purse with you because you never know what you might end up needing during the day.

What’s your favorite thing to wear to the beach? 

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3 thoughts on “Six Fashion Tips You Need to Know If You’re Heading to the Beach

  1. Great advice. I’ve had some really bright days so a beach trip needs sunglasses for me. The one day they were forgotten at home, i got a headache. I do love the sunglasses you are wearing.


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