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Get the Look: Beach Style

Keep that summer glow wherever you go with these tips on making your life just beachy at home and on the go!

June 27, 2018

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Beachy clothes

Beach style puts comfort first, but not at the cost of looking great. Soft, natural fabrics like cotton and linen in soft, neutral colors are paired with a loose, tailored style to make you look like a sporty hippie. From bottom to top, a beachy girl’s wardrobe consists of: sandals, jeans shorts, short overalls, flowy floral dresses, slouchy button-down blouses, nautical striped shirts, oversized v-neck thin sweaters, hooded sweatshirts, sunglasses, a straw hat to keep out the sun, and an overall relaxed pose.

Look to the top surfer brands for inspiration — Roxy, Tilly’s, Billabong, Hollister, Quicksilver, and O’Neill — then head to your local Target or shop online at Amazon for discounted versions of these styles all in one place.

Top off your outfit with accessories like knotted rope bracelets, friendship bracelets made from embroidery floss or string, bracelets with wooden beads, anklets, and turquoise and silver necklaces and earrings.

Bohemian beach style lets you go where the day takes you comfortably and stylishly.Bohemian beach style lets you go where the day takes you comfortably and stylishly.Courtesy of Salt Water Diva

Glowing skin

Feed your skin from the outside in and the inside out with these tips:

  • Hydrate your skin by drinking water all day long and you’ll set the foundation for a gorgeous glow.
  • Wash your face every morning to clean your pores and keep pimples away, then follow up with a daytime moisturizer that has at least 40 SPF to block the sun’s harmful rays.
  • Wash your face every night to clean off the remains of the day, then put on a moisturizer specially formulated for nighttime to repair and protect your skin overnight. Some daytime moisturizers have a hint of tint to provide added coverage. If you wear tinted moisturizer or makeup, blend the color down onto your neck so your glow looks natural.
  • Add bronzer to your cheekbones and at your hair line on your forehead. For a finishing touch, look at yourself in the mirror and smile. Dab bronzer or a little blush on the “apples” of your cheeks.
  • Moisturize your lips with natural products that offer SPF and contain vitamin E, macadamia oil, shea butter, and almond oil to keep them soft.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your sensitive eyes from damage from the sun. The best sunglasses are polarized to reduce glare and have UV protection to protect your eyes from long-term sun damage.

More tips on how to keep your summer glow fresh.

The #1 tip for a healthy glow: always wear sunscreen!The #1 tip for a healthy glow: always wear sunscreen!Courtesy of Joss

Beachy hair

Beach hair don’t care? Most people don’t complain when the salt water adds a crunchy, piece-y wave to your everyday ordinary hair. In fact they try to replicate it even on cloudy days when the beach is the farthest thing from their minds. To get a great, beachy look any time, start with clean, damp hair at night. Comb through our hair, then massage a light-hold gel or mousse throughout your hair, then braid your hair and leave the braids in overnight to set. In the morning, take out the braids and run your fingers through your hair to separate the waves. Finish with a sea salt spray (the one from Lush smells AMAZING!) and scrunch the curls with your hands. You can get similar results without the overnight wait ]using a curling iron or pin curls.

Beachy waves aren't just for beach daysBeachy waves aren't just for beach daysCourtesy of Yanira Garza Popsugar

Beachy bedroom

It doesn’t take much to turn an ordinary bedroom into a beach-inspired oasis. Fairy lights or mini lanterns emit a warm glow, which can really show off walls adorned with an inspiring collage of postcards or photos of your favorite beaches. Accents like strings of seashells or starfish, glass jars filled with sea glass and shells, and art made from driftwood or old surfboards create an instant beach vibe.

A few beachy touches bring the outdoors in, ensuring sweet, beachy dreams all night longA few beachy touches bring the outdoors in, ensuring sweet, beachy dreams all night longCourtesy of Contemporist

Beachy vibes

No matter where you travel or what the season is, you can always tell a fellow beach-lover by their vibe. That relaxed stance, face unconsciously tilted toward the sun whenever the rays peek through the clouds, giving off an aura of inner peace while also being ready for action at a moment’s notice. To be beachy, all you really need to do is think beachy thoughts!

You're never fully dressed for the beach without a smile and lots of happy energy!You're never fully dressed for the beach without a smile and lots of happy energy!Courtesy of PXHere
Have Your Say

What do you love most about the beach? How do you keep your beach vibes all summer long, no matter where you are? Tell us in the comments below to join the conversation!