Summer Essentials for Looking Amazing at the Beach

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

--Guest Post By Simon

This coming summer is going to be red hot. The beach is waiting for you and these essential summer styles are itching to break out of your wardrobe.

The Maxi Dress

The maxi dress is a staple for ladies to beat that summer heat. I like the fact that this type of dress is airy and breezy, and can be taken from the streets to the beach for your vacations.

You can wear it alone, or throw it on top of your swimsuit as a cover-up. Summer is the perfect time to pair your lengthier dresses with neutral accessories and that oversize hat.

Splendid Magnolia Stripe Maxi Dress

→ Buy the Splendid Magnolia Stripe Maxi Dress, $138.00, at

The Hat

A big hat gives you a chic look and protects your face from the sun. You beat the heat, the damaging rays and the premature aging. You can wear an oversized hat or a trilby hat. Either way, both looks will complement your summer vacation essentials. I love it when I see a woman in a dress and a floppy hat!

This accessory adds a fun detail to your outfit and prevents you from being sunburned to beet red! An oversized straw hat looks great on your beach vacation while a trilby hat can go everywhere with you. You can take it from the grocery store to a movie date.

Uniqlo Paper Trilby Hat

→ Buy the Uniqlo Paper Trilby Hat, $19.90, at


It's a sunny afternoon and you're on your way to meet the ladies for drinks! You have one glance in the mirror with your peplum dress intact, your hair done and shoes right. What's left to finish off your elegant outfit? A pair of sunglasses! They serve you both fashion-wise and function-wise. They block out the cruel rays that can be harsh on your precious eyes and, they just look cool.

Aviators never go out of style. They are a classic to have in your wardrobe. These military inspired sunglasses have a sexy look that fits almost everyone. If aviators are not your style, look into trying on some shades. I love shades because they come in different colors and give me that eye-shadow look without the eye shadow. The shades have gradients that also work well on cloudy days.

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

→ Buy the Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, $194.95, at

Beach Bags

We are already done with April! How fast did that happen? It's almost time to pack our beach bags! Summer is all about warm weather and fun, lazy days and ice cream at the boardwalk. One holiday essential you shouldn't try to live without is the beach bag. It’s always ready to hold all your stuff. It's perfect -- throw in snacks, towel, sunglasses, iPad and your bathing suit. There are so many great beach bags out there. I love the Bright Spark Tote.

Seafolly Bright Spark Tote

→ Buy the Seafolly Bright Spark Tote, AUD$49.95, at

Short shorts

Short shorts are in style for your beach holiday and you can wear them in floral, denim or khaki. They are so easy to wear since they go with almost everything. You can slip on a white tee or wear your swimsuit top with them. You can also top off your outfit and get that long lean look by wearing espadrilles with the short shorts. When you think summer, who doesn’t like short shorts?

Gap Sunkissed Shorts

→ Buy the Gap Sunkissed Shorts, $39.95, at


It’s not a summer without having that swimsuit that makes you look sexy. A great bathing suit brings out your confidence when you’re at the beach. Designer swimwear is full of many options for the summer. You can go from floral one day to white the next to a turquoise the other day. You can also mix your pieces to recreate new looks.

J.Crew Tulle Underwire Top and Retro Hipster Bottom

→ Buy the J.Crew Tulle Underwire Top and Retro Hipster Bottom, $56.00 - $60.00, at

This post was written by Simon from on behalf of their client