A little bit boho, a little bit trendy, a whole lot stylish, this look is meant for the stylish girl at the beach. (You could slip shorts over the bikini bottoms to make it appropriate for dinner after the beach). With the long jean jacket, this look is also perfect for a get-together with friends on a warm night, around a bonfire, after a day of swimming.
The retrobikini is eye-catching with its understated top and colorfully patterned bottoms. The sunglasses and denim jacket lend some cool girl vibes to the look, and the sandals keep it simple and grounded without going overboard.
Maybe it’s just me, but this one-piece bathing suit gives me some serious Marilyn Monroe vibes. It’s one of those swimsuits that you could almost wear as a traditional bodysuit (after you dried off, of course).
This preppy and classic outfit has that double duty in mind, and with the shorts and shirt, it’s perfect for a date. Just throw the shorts on over the bathing suit, leave the shirt unbuttoned (because seriously, that suit is cute), and slip on your sandals. Ta-Da! You’re ready to make an impression, whether you’re coming or going.
Surprise! That cute floral two-piece outfit is actually a cover up! With how simple and proper it looks, this is the perfect outfit for when you want to hang out with friends but have a family obligation afterward.
Yes, the bathing suit’s push-up silhouette may be a bit too daring for polite company like your grandma, so save that for splashing around the pool with your besties. When it’s time to go, slip on your sandals, stash your towel in your bag and throw on your cover-up. You’ll be ready for a family reunion or dinner with the grandparents in no time!
What do you think?
Are you heading to the beach this summer? Any styles you want to see outfits inspired by? Any cool events coming up for you that you’re excited to dress up for? Let me know in the comments!
These Are Your Next Favorite Fashionista-Approved Traveling Shoes
And by fashionista, I totally mean me.
Before I set off on my grand European adventure this summer, I packed five pairs of shoes into my trusty Vera Bradley carry-on bag.
Satisfied with the variety and sensibility of my choices (a tan and tasseled flat, forest green gladiator sandals, suede Oxfords, pointy black ballet flats, and a perforated block wedge for fancy occasions), I felt convinced that the ONE thing I wouldn’t be purchasing abroad was another pair of shoes.
A satchel bag, maybe. An umbrella, obviously. And if I were to see a pair of bright, dangly earrings at an open-air flea market, I wouldn’t say no to that, either. But more shoes? Of course not.
Two months into my fabulous vacation and I have zero newly bought purses, zero umbrellas (but one new trench coat!), and zero new pairs of exotic earrings, but I do have a brand new pair of über-comfortable, menswear-inspired Clarks that I’ve been wearing almost every day since.
Naturally, I’m not saying that you should go out and buy this particular pair — partly because I don’t write sponsored posts and partly because my pair is sold out by now — but the cut and comfort level is undeniable.
So, for the sake of being fair, here are five pairs of traveling shoes that would be a suitable, if not a wonderful, substitute to my much-loved pair. (But be warned: you may find yourself abandoning all other shoes in favor of these the second they meet your feet!)
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1. This particular shoe is a tad pricey (retail price is $120), but it’s the closest model I could find to my excellent pair. And it’s from Clarks as well! Win-win.
2. Don’t want to sacrifice craftsmanship to a relatively inexpensive ($85) pair of brown leather Oxfords? This Børn pick from Nordstrom may just be perfect for you.
3. You can always count on Timberland for durable yet stylish footwear. Their surprisingly light anti-odor ruby boots ($99) are made for walking — and touring.
4. Aldo’s camel lace-up shoe is hella edgy, super versatile, and pretty darn cheap ($40). And while it technically has a flat heel (best for traversing long distances!), there’s just enough of a rubber lift to add photographic interest to your look.
5. Last but not least, the quintessential traveling companion: a pair of Converse mid-top sneakers ($70). Check out the rad fuchsia rubber outsole!
What are your go-to traveling shoes and why?
Tell me all about it in the comments section below!