Chic and Easy Pieces To Wear for A Day at The Beach

If you are planning a beach day this summer you want to be prepared. You will need a travel outfit to get to the beach, a swimsuit and coverup to wear once at the beach, as well as an option in case you go to a restaurant at the end of your day. There is also the possibility that the temperatures may cool down during your excursion. Well I have you covered (literally) with 7 easy and versatile pieces to wear for a day at the beach.

7 Easy Pieces To Wear for A Day at The Beach

Everything is lightweight and you can carry the items you are not wearing in your tote bag, along with your beach essentials like sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses and a hat. I also recommend that that you carry a wet swimsuit bag where you can stow a set of underwear to swap out for your swimsuit at the end of the day.

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Here is all you’ll need for your day at the beach.

1. Button Front Shirt

A classic white or colorful cotton or gauze shirt can be worn as a coverup on the beach or tied at the waist as a chic layering piece. I like this Nordstrom Oversize Cotton Poplin Button-Up Shirt because it is machine wash and dry. It’s also on sale for $49.99!

2. Swimsuit

A basic black or any color one-piece swimsuit with supportive straps that will stay in place will keep you feeling comfortable all day. This Sea Level Twist Front Multifit One-Piece Swimsuit for $114.95 has adjustable straps and flattering ruching. Besides black it is also available in red, olive and navy.

3. Wide Leg Pants

Cotton or gauze palazzo pants can be worn over your suit on your way to the beach and on the beach as a coverup to shield you from the sun or in case it gets chilly. These Sea Level Sunset Beach Cotton Gauze Cover-Up Pants for $84.95 come in a beautiful cobalt blue for a pop of color, or you can choose from black, mocha or white.

4. Sun Dress

For the beach, you may not want to spend too much for a dress to use as a coverup. This H&M Patterned Jersey Dress, for $29.99 is ideal. The jersey fabric won’t wrinkle if you keep it folded in your bag, and the styling is easy and breezy. It has a cute cutout back detail that will work over your swim suit or over a regular bra to wear later.

5. Tote Bag

Grab a large tote bag in straw, nylon, canvas or other lightweight material for the beach. This Gap Straw Tote Bag has silver metallic straps that you can wear cross-body, which is a bonus. The other bonus is this bag is now only $24.99 (and now an additional 50% off at checkout which makes it only $12.50).

6. Denim Jean Jacket

Even on a hot summer day you need to bring an extra layer when you go to the beach! The weather may change or get cooler if you stay all day. And it may be necessary to have a wrap in case you dine at a restaurant where the air-conditioning is blasting. This soft Gap Icon Denim Jacket with Washwell for $79.95 will do the trick and the light wash color is so beachy!

7. Pool Slides

The last thing you need is a versatile pair of pool slides. I like something practical and stylish like these Cougar Pool Party Platform Slide Sandals in black for $60. They’re waterproof for the beach, yet still look chic for the street.

Mixing and Matching Your Beach Outfit Pieces

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Travel Outfit

To travel to and from the beach, wear your swimsuit with the wide leg pants and a button front shirt tied around the waist. Slip on the pool slides and keep your dress and jacket in the tote bag! You can wear this outfit right onto the beach and wear the shirt as a coverup for walks along the beach.

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Sundress Option on The Beach

Another option is to slip on the dress as a coverup at the beach. The midi length of this dress is perfect to keep you covered yet not too long where you are tripping over it on the sand!

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After The Beach

You may go out for a cocktail or dinner at a restaurant, so you can change into your underwear and wear the dress with the denim jacket.

A day at the beach should not be stressful, and it should be just that… a day at the beach. With these 7 easy pieces you will look fashionable and can enjoy your day!

Do you have an outfit you like to wear to the beach?

Carol Calacci

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