The beach might be the most casual of all places you can go to, but that doesn’t mean you don’t get to look stylish there! Minimalism and easygoing glam can be your friends, but it’s going to be little difficult to pull them off if you don’t have the right items with you. Well, worry not, we’re here to help. If you want to wow everyone and be a true queen of the beach, here are some essentials that you should pack with you!
Cute straw hat
Straw hats are super trendy right now, and they just happen to be a very cute accessory for the beach. Pick a big, floppy hat to really look in vogue, and maybe tie a colorful scarf around it to keep it stylish. It’s a fun way to shake things up and make it seem as if you were wearing a different hat every day. Also, scarves can be used as a minimalist cover-up.
Makeup is great if you can pull it off, but it can be just plain impractical when you’re at the beach. Other than a light tinted moisturizer, the one thing that can really make you look super pretty is a good lipstick – something red, coral, or pink that will make your lips really pop. If you don’t want to look too done-up, feel free to wear a gloss instead, or even just a sheer, tinted moisturizer that will make your lips look plump and hydrated.
Cat rim glasses look beautiful on most face shapes, and this year we’re sticking to the micro trend with smaller frames and a very chic, 90s look. Finding a good pair of sunglasses means you’ll always be protected from the glare, you’ll be able to use them to easily complement any beach outfit and you’ll avoid squinting and creating wrinkles in the process.
A good bathing suit should be on your priority list – it’s the main focus, the thing that will make you feel like an absolute goddess if you pick the right one. Find yourself a gorgeous red bikini if you want to look hot and powerful, or go for something white or soft blue if you prefer simple feminine elegance. Of course, a one-piece suit is a totally great option if you prefer something a little more demure, though we encourage you to embrace your curves and be proud of your body on the beach. You can always grab a gauzy cover-up to pair it with, and then enjoy sashaying around in all your confident glory.
A highlighter is another makeup product that you can definitely rock at the beach. However, we’d recommend that you pick a highlighting lotion instead of a powder product. Something like the new Fenty Beauty Body Lava will look wonderful if you apply it to a few strategic spots: your collarbone, your shoulders, and little down your arms. It will look like a natural bronzy glow that will enhance your tan and make you look radiant.
Towel to match your bathing suit
This is such a small detail, but it can actually work well in your favor if you want to show off your styling skills. Pick a big, fluffy towel that just happens to match the color of your bathing suit or your cover up. It’ll make you stand out while you’re lounging on the sand and enjoying the sun.
Since you have to reapply it every two hours, you might as well pick a really good product that won’t make sand stick to you immediately. Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Anti-Pollution is a great option, but here’s a list of more products that should work just as well. A good sunscreen is essential when you’re spending time in hot weather, so be mindful and apply it regularly to avoid skin issues.
Hydrating mists are the best thing you can invest in for the summer. Not only do they give you a nice dewy look when you apply them, but they also feel so nice on the skin. You close your eyes, spritz them over your whole face, and you’re instantly refreshed!
If you’re on vacation and want to look most stylish, these tips will help you feel gorgeous and fashionable. Enjoy your beach days and don’t forget to have fun!