The beach, the sea and vacations are all factors us women encounter every year and of course there are certain trends, or perhaps guidelines, that help us stay beautiful and suave. The heat takes its toll, which is why we need to give high priority to our choices for the sake of comfort and have on hand accessories to protect us from the scorching sun, such as a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses. There are many more accessories and other items you can wear on holiday, and each gives you another reason to look even lovelier.
Summer outfit: short dress
This is clearly the fastest, smartest choice you can make, because after all, we’re all looking for something comfortable and light to wear in the summer, so a short dress is the right choice. I advise you to opt for lace or a shirt dress, which you can embellish with a belt, although that isn’t necessary, because it looks great and relaxed, when it’s falling on its own.
A great substitute for a summer dress and it’s very comfortable. The legs are somewhat more exposed, but there so are many beautiful versions in stores that you can actually make a challenge out of it to start some smart exercise routines to get gorgeous legs. It doesn’t really take much to get them in shape and their time is now.
Another wonderful solution: a maxi dress with an Ethno vibe with a pair of flat sandals is so, so sexy. It can be single-colour, printed or floral, it can be polka-dot, striped and with some lace … there is a myriad of different models so I think you’ll find the one that makes you look your best in no time. Style it with a belt or wear it as it is, add a hat and a small bag … It’s the piece that says summer like no other.
For all the women with an inner diva, and for everyone else: those who want something more even at the beach. Personally, I’m all for it, because I think caftans are quite sophisticated, reminiscent of lands far, far away, which is exactly what makes them so romantic. It can be short, knee-length, or very long, always a bit translucent, so you can sense the contours of the body underneath it.
Espadrilles, sandals and everything else that’s airy, light and colourful. Closed toe shoes aren’t the most comfortable, so a good pedicure is mandatory, add some nice nail polish, and you are set to go. There are never enough sandals, white and brown ones are must-haves, and the rest a welcome addition. And since women adore footwear, I know this is an area where you don’t really need my advice.
We usually take a lot of things to the beach and they’re rather bulky: a towel, a few swim suits to change, something to eat, some water … So take a large bag to hold everything you need. The nylon store bags are the least attractive, but a summer bag is a good investment, because it’s not a season’s buy and you can use it for years to come , if you manage to keep it in good shape, of course; mine always seems to fall apart at the end of the season, probably because of all the salt.
This year they’re huge and they have prints … Opt for bows, ribbons, glitter and pastels. Don’t be afraid to wear one, because it’s not only fashionable, but also quite useful, so always have one at hand. Same goes for children as well as adults. A quality hat is a piece you can also wear with a dress or for a walk during the day, it doesn’t only have to be limited to the beach.
Hair-bands and turbans
Wide hair-bands and turbans are another good option and they usually suit every woman. The secret is the knot or the bow, which creates some volume at the top of your head, so it’s important to tie it well. Play around with colours, opt for cotton, concernimg material, so you won’t sweat excessively, because they can be quite hot to wear.
Keep it colour-coordinated with what you’re wearing. It’s best not to take it too far with metal, even though the summer is all about oversized earrings, which look great when you’re wearing your swim suit, but always keep in mind that there’s also the bathing part and salt water. Fabric bracelets are a good choice, because they can get wet and they still look nice. So, I guess there are a few compromises to be made.