Girl, it's hot outside - time to hit the beach! If you're like me, you're pulling your bathing suits out of storage and saying to yourself, "Really? A boring, blah one piece? A neon triangle top? What was I thinking?" Yeah, it happens. But never fear, Simon Style Setter has some Beach Best Practices to get you toes-in-the-water-bum-in-the-sand ASAP. Just pick your beach aesthetic: glam, sporty or feminine, and build your look!
GLAM: You keep an eye on the lifeguards from behind dark glasses and a floppy hat. SUIT: BCBG Max Azria Plunge Neck One Piece SCARF: Tiffany De Stijl Ribbon Scarf SUNGLASSES: GANT by Michael Bastian Dena Sunglasses NECKLACE: Banana Republic Status Necklace TOTE: Tiffany Reversible Tote SANDALS: Brooks Brothers Patent Kidskin T-Straps
SPORTY: You spike the volleyball, not the drinks. SUIT: Coach Saint James Bikini SUNGLASSES: GANT by Michael Bastian Becca Sunglasses SHOES: Coach Niles Nubuck Slip-On BLAZER: J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer TOTE: Coach Legacy Archival Two-Tone Leather Magazine Tote
FEMININE: You brought your romance novel, and a pail to collect sea shells. SUIT: Mara Hoffman Medicine Wheel Bow Print, available at Bloomingdale's SCARF: J. Crew lemlem Hilansha Scarf TOTE: J. Crew Girls' Glitter Tote CASE: Kate Spade Popsicle Coin Purse SANDALS: J. Crew Allie Metallic Gladiators