How to dress for a beach vacation | Travelshopa
As the middle of the year approaches, work, study and every day life is starting to feel a little dull. The perfect way to combat those mid year blues is to hop on a plane and head for the sun. What better way to rejuvenate than a beach vacation? Think, sun, sand, cocktails and best of all, an excuse to do a little shopping to create your summer holiday look.

Thinking about how to dress on a beach vacation is simple – pack light! You’ll be lounging by the seaside in your swimwear most of the time, right?! Still, a girl can never be too prepared – don’t leave home without these beach vacation essentials!

 


 

Beach Bag

While you may have an old favourite travel bag that goes everywhere with you, ask yourself – is it beach appropriate? If its not, here are a couple of must have styles that can cater to any taste. From stripes, to pompoms, to tribal inspired looks, beach bags come in every style. Stick with a traditional carry all tote or go for one of this seasons key looks – a drawstring bucket bag. Not only is a beach bag a fashionable accessory but it is also super practical. Throw in a towel, cover up and some sunglasses and you’ll be able to easily transition from pool or ocean side chic to bar and sundowners ready.

 How to Dress for a Beach Vacation | Beach Bag | Travelshopa
 How to Dress for a Beach Vacation | Beach Bag | Travelshopa

 


 

Sunglasses and a Big Hat

Despite mirrored sunglasses previously being associated with unfashionable middle aged men and cyclists, they are really having a resurgence, and a very fashionable resurgence at that. Seen in very style and introduced by huge brands across the globe (one most notably being Singapore Fashion Week’s closing act Victoria Beckham), love them or hate them they seem to be here to stay (at least for the next season or so). Mirrored sunglasses are an item that add a bit of mystic and glam to any outfit. If you’re looking to go incognito, while remaining incredibly stylish, throw a floppy sun hat on top.

What is great about these two accessories is that as well as being sun safe, they come in so many styles and colours that they are guaranteed to flatter any face shape, outfit and taste.

How to Dress for a Beach Vacation | Hat and Sunglasses | Travelshopa
How to Dress for a Beach Vacation | Beach Hat | Travelshopa

 

Cover Ups

Cover ups are probably the most crucial item when packing for your beach vacation. A great cover up can carry you from lunch by the pool to dinner at a nice restaurant all with a subtle change of accessories. A sheer or patterned maxi cover up, with a thigh high slit goes fantastically with beach hair. While a white Grecian or peasant inspired dress acts to perfectly show off your sun kissed skin. From halter neck to strapless to long sleeve mini dresses; beach cover ups literally exist in any style you desire, ready to be shaped perfectly for any occasion.

How to Dress for a Beach Vacation | Beach Cover-Up | Travelshopa

How to Dress for a Beach Vacation | Beach Cover-Up | Travelshopa

 


 

Bright Colours

Resort wear is all about taking risks. If you look at any high fashion brand, they are not afraid to play around with colour and patterns when it comes to their beach wear looks. Try incorporating coral or cerulean blue into an outfit. This can be done subtly with shorts or more boldly with a some gorgeous swimwear. As far as patterns go, traditional stripes, polka dots or gingham, and aztec prints are always a hit.

 How to Dress for a Beach Vacation | Bright coloured bikini | Travelshopa
 How to Dress for a Beach Vacation | Bright colours | Travelshopa

 

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