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

All looks available at stores in The Mall at Chestnut Hill. See more fashion and style tips at the Simon Style Setter blog.

Kristen is the Style Setter for the Mall at Chestnut Hill. She also blogs at TheBostonFashionista.com