Few things are better than spending a day (or more) at the beach. You get a nice tan, enjoy the day with friends or family and have a nice meal watching the sea, all while hearing the relaxing sound of the waves.
But enjoying a nice day or a whole vacation always goes hand in hand with showcasing a great fashion style. No getaway is complete without killer outfits!
7 Beach Fashion Essentials For Vacation
Yes, beach fashion does exist! Dressing for the beach is not as basic as throwing in any bikini and shorts.
I’ll guide you through cute beach outfit ideas that include 7 essentials you can’t miss, leaving you inspired and ready to show off your inner fashionista.
If we’re going to talk about what to wear to the beach, then swimsuits should be our number one must-have beach fashion staple.
But, how do you choose the perfect swimsuit? It’s completely up to you! Whether you’re more of a bikini girl or a one piece swimsuit girl, feeling comfortable with what you wear is number one key priority.
However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take into consideration the trendiest swimsuit styles of the season. That’s why I’ve taken the time to compile the trendiest ones in order to maximize your time!
1. 1 One piece with cutouts
One-piece swimsuits have become super popular since a couple of years ago, which makes it easier for anyone who’s not a fan of showing off too much skin.
One of the trendiest one piece swimsuit styles are those with cutouts. These can have different types of cutouts, from symmetrical to asymmetrical, and big to subtle.
1.2 One piece with high leg
Wearing one piece can also be super sexy. High leg cuts are perfect for those who want to look trendy AND sexy while enjoying a nice day at the beach.
1.3 High neck with mesh cutout
This is another trendy and sexy one piece style that showcases a high neck with a mesh fabric right on the cleavage. It’s a not-so-subtle way of showing off your boobs in the most comfortable way possible.
Your cleavage can go as deep as you’d like!
1.4 Mesh cutouts
Mix mesh and cutouts and you get a trendy and cute swimsuit! Add this to your beach fashion attire and you’ll be turning head wherever you go.
1.6 Bandeau bikini
If you want to wear a bikini, a bandeau top is a style that flatters absolutely anyone! It can be strapless or not, but either way, what’s important is that it looks minimal and cute.
1.7 Vintage and sweet
A lace up top with cute sleeves and high waist bottom is for sure a great idea for anyone who’s an all-thing-vintage because not only does it look super cute, but also it’s one of the trendiest bikini styles to rock at the beach.
1.8 Leopard print
Of course we can’t talk about trendy styles without mentioning leopard print! Either it’s a one-piece suit or a bikini, leopard prints are the safest beach fashion tip I can give you.
2. Beach cover-ups
What’s a swimsuit attire without a cute cover-up? They’re not only necessary for covering you up while getting dry, but they’re also the best excuse to showcase a perfect beach fashion look.
The best part is that it’s super easy to wear. You just have to literally wear it on top of your swimsuit and voilà!
The trick is to pick one that matches color/print with the swimsuits that you’ll be wearing. The safest option is to wear neutral colors, especially black or white.
Cover-up can also be stylish shirts you already own, like a button-down or a see-through long blouse. You can also opt for an all-white beach outfit to show off your tanned skin:
3. Wrap dresses
What’s trendiest than a wrap dress? Believe me when I say that that wrap dresses have taken the world by storm, and they’re the perfect dress style to wear at the beach.
They’re flowy, feminine and super comfortable!
You can wear a maxi, midi or mini wrap dress. It all depends on the type of beach outfits you want to pull-off.
For a boho look, opt for muted colors such as white or beige, or bright colors like red or yellow.
4. Denim shorts
If you’re wondering how to dress for the beach, denim shorts and a cute top are the easiest answer. They are super versatile, allowing you to wear them with almost any type of top, or wearing them only with your swimsuit, and are super comfortable at the same time.
If you ask me, denim shorts are a beach fashion staple piece you can’t ignore. You can wear them any time and anywhere you’d like. From a nice walk on the sand to a relaxing evening on a boat, shorts will never fail you.
Taking at least one skirt option to the beach is enough to create super cute outfits. They’re perfect for the beach because most of them have that relaxed and easy silhouette that matches perfectly with the beach’s vibe.
A maxi skirt will never go wrong. You can wear yours as a complement to your bikini outfit, for a simple yet super stylish beach look.
A cute mini wrap skirt is also a great idea to wear to the beach. It’s flirty, comfortable and super trendy, which makes it the ultimate skirt type to add to your beach attire.
Denim skirts are also perfect for the beach. They’re a classic piece that will allow you to wear them in many different ways, regardless of your swimsuits or tops. You can also add a cute beachwear accessory to spice up your look.
6. Tank tops
There are many different and cute top options you can wear to the beach. But if we’re talking about essentials, then taking at least one tank top option is more than enough.
It doesn’t have to be a plain and basic tank top. You can opt for cute mini printed or cropped ones, what’s important is that they’re either fitted or tight to let you wear them with any type of bottom.
A tank top can also have a cute and fun slogan:
7. Beach must-have accessories
A beach attire for women can’t be completed without the perfect accessories. These will not only add up to your beach outfits, but they’re also necessary for different reasons.
Going to the beach without sunglasses is the worst thing that could happen. Imagine spending the day under the hot sun trying your best not to be bothered by the strong sun rays… Not fun at all.
The trendiest sunglasses right now are 90’s inspired frames.
Round (almost circular) frames are another style that has become quite a trend among fashionistas. They look super modern and can definitely pump up your beach outfits.
But you can always opt for a classic pair of aviator sunglasses. Nothing can beat a classic look, not even at the beach.
7.2 Beach tote
A beach tote can transform your outfit into a cute and stylish one in the blink of an eye. Plus, it’s super useful for carrying your essentials while relaxing in the sand.
Straw totes are one of the trendiest tote styles to wear to the beach. The size you can choose will depend on which one you feel most comfortable with, but in my opinion, carrying a large size tote will always be the best option.
Beach fashion allows you to wear o carry the most colorful pieces, so opting for a boho and colorful tote bag is for sure a cute way of showcasing your fashionable beach style.
A plastic tote bag is a great idea because you don’t have to worry about dirt, sand or stains. You can easily wash it after your vacation is over.
7.3 Sun hat
Just like sunglasses, sun hats have the mission to make you look stylish AND protect you from the sun. One of the best beach fashion tips I can give you is to always take care of your skin. Remember that the sun rays can get really strong and damage your skin.
You can also opt for one with a cute message, like this “hello sunshine” sun hat:
Try wearing a sun hat next time you head to the beach, and you’ll be surprised at how stylish your beach outfit will look.