We all know that January is the best time to commence plans for that much-needed hot summer holiday, and with 6 or 7 months to go you’ve got just enough time to start that all-intensive preparation. As well as flights, hotels and agendas to finalise, there’s also the crucial area of what your holiday wardrobe will consist of, so make sure to get prepared! Read on for some top style tips on the must-wears of the upcoming summer season, and find out how to look chic and feel comfortable while you’re relaxing on the beach.
The Classic Swimsuit
Summer fashion is all about making a statement while feeling free in what you’re wearing, and there’s no better way to achieve this than with an effortless, classic bikini. To get this look, it’s all about simplicity with a one-coloured elegant design. Fashionable swimsuits from Swimwear365 are a great choice for the graceful, natural beach look, and they also offer a range of supportive designs to make you feel confident in your own skin. Go for a stark white colour to emphasise your glowing tan, or even something bolder such as a vibrant red to add a touch of glamour. In terms of design, a one-piece will give you that streamlined look to emphasise your curves in all the right places, while a bandeau is a great way to feel feminine and girly while you soak up some sun.
The Sheer Cover-Up
Nothing says seaside chic like a loose-fitting cover-up to go over your swimsuit. If you don’t feel like flashing the flesh then cover-ups and kaftans are perfect for creating a sophisticated beach look, while still keeping you cool. A midi-length sheer style will look great over a bold bikini, and a halter-neck design in a bright colour will create a cute, fun look while keeping you comfy. Don’t feel that you have to reserve these for the beach either: kaftans and sheer cover-up dresses will look great on a hot summer evening when teamed with some tan sandals, and, if yours is really sheer, you can always wear a nude or black bodysuit underneath for additional comfort.
The Vintage Hat
Don’t even think about going away without a fabulous, vintage beach hat. Remember: the bigger the better as oversized is here to stay. You’ll find a range from 70s-style floppy felt hats to the edgy trilby look or huge straw sun-hats to push you up the fashion rankings while you sunbathe the day away. As well as making you look ultra-stylish, a hat is essential for protecting your hair, face and scalp from drying out or burning in the persistent sun that you’ll find in Greece or Turkey.
The Retro Sunnies
We all know that sunglasses are a holiday staple but make yours stand out by going for a unique retro pair. Large round lenses are set to be a prominent trend this summer while the cat eye frame will transform you into the ultimate 50s icon, especially when worn with some matte red lipstick on the beach. Alternatively, you can go for some tinted lenses in black and gold, or even purple and white if you’re daring enough. If not, wayfarers have been standing strong since the 80s and are a great option for embracing retro fashion.
Get innovative with your fashion choices this summer and try out these trends for an easy yet striking beach look!
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