It’s that time of year when we pack up our bags and head to beach for day to enjoy those warm sunrays and refreshing sound of lapping water.
So what constitutes a good beach wardrobe. Well there are certain essentials that none of us forget. On goes swimsuit and bathing suit cover, flip flops on our feet. Beach bag has been packed with essentials – sunglasses, floppy hat, towel and a good book. Great – got basics covered but what about rest.
So if we are so prepared for a day at beach, why is it by time we get home we look pretty worn. Here are some helpful tips to make your day at beach fun and keep you looking fashion fresh all day and all way home.
First before you leave home, if you’ve got long hair pull it into a high pony tail or fun knot. Use some funky hair accessories that will stay in place when you’re swimming. Try a fun colored bobble or some firm fastening clips in bright summer colors. If you pull your hair up your neck will stay cool and you’ll look fresh all day with your neat hairdo.
Second slather yourself in sunscreen before leaving house, then toss sunscreen in your bag so you can reapply after a swim or every few hours. A sunburn is not only unhealthy and painful, it’s unattractive, so don’t let yourself turn into lobster of day. Your sunscreen should be a SPF of 15. It doesn’t hurt to use a strong SPF on your face or your entire body if you burn easily.
Your beach bag should be large enough to hold your supplies for day. Why not get something fun and fashionable to keep you looking fashion fresh. Make sure you’ve got all daily essentials in your bag – sunglasses, sunscreen, a good book, a floppy hat, some lip gloss, and any other makeup touch ups you’ll want. If you plan to wear eye makeup make sure it’s waterproof. Stay away from heavy foundations. If you must apply something use a bronzer moisturizer. It’s also a good idea to bring lip balm with an SPF15 to protect your lips. It never hurts to put some moisturizer in bag. Include a snack and plenty of fluids. It’s important not to get dehydrated.
Okay great we’ve got basics covered now what about wardrobe basics? If you’re planning to wear a swimsuit it’s usually easiest to put it on at home, that way you’re not chasing down change rooms. So great – first on goes swimsuit. Now what to wear for a cover? Well you’ve got plenty of choices. A tank top and shorts, tank and skort, or a nice light cotton dress all work well over top. Choose something that’s easy to put on and take off, and choose fabrics that breathe to keep you cool. I also suggest including a long sleeved cotton blouse just incase you start to burn you can protect your shoulders and arms.