Summer Isn't Here Yet, But My Beach Wardrobe Is Ready and Waiting

Aralyn Beaumont
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As a born-and-bred California girl, I've lived my entire life with the ocean at my fingertips. The beach has long been my go-to for early-morning runs, sunset picnics, and long playful days with friends. With all that beach time comes the need for a versatile wardrobe—one that can stand endless sun, sand, and waves. I want to look cute when I walk up to my friends, protect my face from the sun while tanning my body, and feel cozy and comfortable as I pack up after a long day spent jumping between the sand and surf. That means lots of sundresses, a selection of hats and sandals, soft sweatshirts, and, of course, an endless supply of swimwear. As I ramp up for this summer, I'm turning to Anthropologie's bright and patterned options for vibrant moods and natural hues for calmer days. Keep reading for some of my favorite summer looks from the brand.

Knit Dress + Sun Hat + Sandals

It may be the summer of tangerine and bubblegum pink, but take it from me that no beach wardrobe is complete without a solid outfit composed of sandy tones, especially when the pieces have beautiful details like this dress's woven knit and delicate eyelets.

Seafolly Marina Knit Maxi Dress ($148)

Dolce Vita Daren Sandals ($60)

Anthropologie Palms Sun Hat ($68)

Billowy Maxi Dress

This effortlessly breezy dress would make the perfect coverup. Style with a pair of on-trend puffy sandals and a knit cardigan for when the sun goes down.

Anthropologie Venice Slip Dress ($255)

Pilcro Diana Cropped Cardigan ($128)

The Odells Puffy Slide Sandals ($220)

Breezy Wide-Leg Pants + Tank Top

Where better to embrace a high slit, or two, than the beach? I can't imagine what else I'd like to pull over my swimsuit after a long day in the sun.

Anthropologie Dillon Tank ($38)

Anthropologie Sargasso Split-Hem Pants ($68)

I-Sea Amore Round Sunglasses ($38)

Button-Down + Bikini Top + Printed Joggers

Button-downs aren't exclusive to blazers and jeans. Wear your classic white button-down open over your bikini with a pair of loose joggers for a laidback-but-stylish look.

Anthropologie Sunita Smocked Bikini Top ($68)

Anthropologie Grayson The Hero Buttondown ($128)

Anthropologie Othilia Leopard Joggers ($100)

Strapless Dress + Beaded Jewelry

This tube-top dress takes me right back to the early '00s, which happens to be fashion's choice era of inspiration at the moment. Since I've also been seeing beaded jewelry on the arms of every fashion person I follow, I'd call this outfit a perfect 10.

Daily Practice by Anthropologie Malibu Mini Dress ($98)

Anthropologie Charmante Layered Bracelet ($38)

Anthropologie Meredith Woven Clutch ($88)

Woven Visor + Bikini Top + Printed Shorts

Mixing prints has become one of my favorite styling choices, especially in the summer when there's an endless array of florals, patterns, and bright colors to choose from. After all, the beach is where you go to play around.

L*Space Piper Bikini Top ($88)

Farm Rio Lagoon Shorts ($118)

Anthropologie Woven Visor ($32)

Tie-Dye Sweatshirt + Bikini Bottoms

Tie-dye was the darling of 2020, and it doesn't look like it's going to rest just yet. What better way to utilize the style than in an oversize sweatshirt like this one?

Electric & Rose Cosmic Tie-Dye Sweatshirt ($148)

L*Space Pratt Bikini Bottoms ($88)

Birkenstock Arizona Eva Sandals ($45)

Patterned & Tiered Maxi Dress

As I mentioned earlier, bubblegum pink is one of the color trends of summer 2021. Take a riff on the trend with an eyecatching pattern in various shades of pink.

Devotion Anahita Embroidered Maxi Dress ($429)

Christina Magdolna Jewelry Suncatcher Necklace ($465)

Anthropologie Kimbra Crochet Tote Bag ($98)

Up next, the comfy-cool and totally cute dresses I'm shopping this spring.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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