I get it! Summer is all about taking time off and relaxing. Crashing waves, the smell of sunscreen, the tropical breeze and endless sunshine – all perfect ingredients for an amazing day in paradise. Beach vacations require that you step away from the phone or laptop, take a deep breath and enjoy a few days without a to-do list. There isn’t a worry in the world… well, maybe there is!
Vacations take planning. You plan your travel accommodations, research restaurants, book excursions, etc. All of this takes a little effort before tossing the electronics. I’m asking all of the women, the moms and the planners out there to add one small, tiny task to your list! Begin researching beach fashions! There’s an entire market out there that people aren’t taking advantage of. Bikinis and swim trunks are no longer the only necessities needed in the suitcase. Designers are producing incredible lines of beach and resort wear and it’s all stunning!
My favorite resource for beachwear inspiration – Pinterest! It’s the ultimate look book, with ideas for everyone. Take a look at my most recent board, featuring all of my favorite beach accessories for this summer. Pick out your favorites and head to Tanger to find the look! I promise, you’re going to feel like a million bucks strutting your stuff down the beach or at a nice seaside dinner. You’ll be glad you spent the time!
For those of you that appreciate a little more direction, here it a list of summertime beach necessities. Take this with you to Tanger and you’ll be set!
Don’t cover up your sassy swimsuit with a dingy beach towel. Instead, wear a trendy cover-up! There are plenty of choices this year that include jumpers, rompers, maxi skirts, retro shorts, and more!
Skin Saving Hats
Wide brimmed hats aren’t just worn to make a fashion statement, they also save your skin from unnecessary sun damage. They’re one of this year’s hottest trends! Tip - Choose styles with a loose, open weave so that your scalp can breathe.
Picture Perfect Sun Glasses
Statement sunglasses are a must. Most of us are wearing them anyways, so use this as an opportunity to stand out. Aviator, cat eye, round, and retro frames continue to be popular this year. Tip – Purchase a pair that offers UV protection – lenses that will block 99–100 % of UVA and UVB rays.
Colorful Beach Towel
Claim that spot in the sand in style! No one wants to see last year’s faded favorite. Look for chevron patterns in pastels or fun beach waves in bright hues. You’ll also find towels with fun, cheeky sayings this year – they’re fabulous!
Spacious Beach Bag
You put extra thought into your purse selections for the beach, don’t you! Do the same for your beach bag. There’s one fit for everyone! Tip – Choose one that’s water proof and that offers a zippered pocket inside to stow away small items.