How to Craft the Perfect Outfit for a Beach Day

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Photo credit: Hearst

Getting the perfect look together for a summer day spent on the sandy shore can sometimes be a challenge. A beach fit is not always as simple as a bikini, sunnies, and tote, although we wish it was! You have to carefully consider what kind of beach day you have planned ahead of you to ensure you are feeling comfortable and confident. Maybe you’ll gravitate towards a sportier swim look for a friendly beach volleyball match or perhaps you’re planning out the perfect candidly cool, seaside mojito-sipping shot for Insta. Whatever beach day you have planned, get inspired by these coastal chic ladies for your effortlessly glamorous summer frock.

Selfie-Ready Glamour

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Photo credit: Mondadori Portfolio - Getty Images

While vacationing at a see-and-be-seen beach like Cote d’Azur, channeling Old Hollywood is a foolproof strategy. Pair an elegant one-piece with a kimono cover-up, chic shades, and sandals.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Toss & Go

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Photo credit: Marc Piasecki - Getty Images

Simple, easily-styled pieces can be thrown in a suitcase at a moment's notice. Make like Kate Moss with a fringed sarong to cover up your suit and a sleek hair pin to secure your hair for all the fun. A handy oversize tote is the perfect catch-all for books, sunscreen, and other necessities.

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The Shell Collector

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Photo credit: Keystone - Getty Images

If you prefer to stroll and search for treasures in the sand, layering a crop top over a tied-front, high-waisted bikini bottom takes little effort and looks polished. Don’t forget a hat to shade your skin and a summery bag to hold souvenirs.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

On the Move

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Photo credit: Georges De Keerle - Getty Images

Taking a romantic hand-in-hand on the beach requires comfortable, chic attire. A lightweight tropical sarong tied over a classic one piece pairs perfectly with a quintessential straw tote.

Lunch al Fresco

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Photo credit: Iconic - Getty Images

Getting sandy not your thing? Sounds like a seaside lunch is in order. Create the perfect breezy Instagram moment in a flowy dress, gingham bikini and a conveniently packable straw fedora to place in your picnic basket.

The Toe-Dipper

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Photo credit: Victor Demarchelier

If you prefer to look good on the shore rather than frolic in the ocean, keep your ensemble classic with a white linen shirt over a timeless black one-piece. Top with diamonds for a little extra sparkle in the sun.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

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