20 Chic Summer Beach Outfits

It can be tough to find a summer beach style that suits you. The options are endless, the fashion advice is abundant, and sometimes as silly as it sounds the entire process can leave you longing for your cozy fall sweaters. So which summer beach outfits are right for you?


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An adorable and easy trend to pull off is the nautical look. This can be a theme or just an accent depending on how you want to wear it. For just a touch of nautical flair, pair your beachwear with a navy striped shirt. Extra points if you find yourself a boat neck! Looking to get even more into this wave-inspired theme? Go shopping for a nice crisp pair of white pants. These pair perfectly with your strips and give you a true sailor look. This style is especially fun for summer because you can accent it in so many ways. Espadrille wedges are a super cute shoe pairing that bring a touch of femininity to your look. Since this style is perennially popular, you will almost certainly be able to find accent jewelry like rope knot bracelets and ship anchor earrings to tie everything together. Whether you go into this theme full-force or just add a few accents, you will find yourself getting compliments wherever you go.

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If you are inspired by more of a Boho look, that is also an incredibly easy option for you to achieve in your summer beach outfits. The best thing about this look is that you can choose comfortable pieces that layer well. Never worry about being stuck on a chilly beach night without a sweater again! The idea behind this look is to find flowy pieces in neutral colors and add just the occasional pop of color. Want to ease your way into this look? Just pair a long cream colored peasant skirt with a simple tank. Find yourself a loose-knit asymmetrical sweater to throw over top and a pair of beige flat sandals and you are set. If you want to take this look to the next level, you can play around with accessorizing your style with layered turquoise necklaces and geode statement rings. If it is getting close to Fall, adding a cute fedora in a jewel tone can give you a bit of the color and add a bit of intrigue to your relaxed look.


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One of the cutest beach styles out there is to accent your beachwear with a vintage flair. This style is so popular with a lot of celebrities because it is surprisingly easy to achieve with just a few simple additions to your wardrobe. If you want to get to the heart of the vintage look, then look no further than a polka dot bikini with a sweetheart neckline. If you’re looking for a 1950s inspired cover-up, then try a crisp shirt dress paired with a floppy wide-brimmed sun hat. Get the most out of any vintage touches you use by finding the perfect pair of cat-eye sunglasses.


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Looking for something more relaxed and simple? It is easy to spice up your go-to beach look of jeans and a tank top. The easiest way to do this is focus on your accessories. Grabbing your old flip flops might be the most tempting option, but why not try something a bit sleeker? Wedges will give you an adorable lift, without precariously teetering in high heels. Finding a few pairs of sunglasses that frame your face well will also help you stand out.


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Finally, searching for the perfect beach bag can add a lot to your summer beach outfits. Remember, this bag is going to get pretty beaten up. A beach bag needs to be tough against the intense sun, inevitable exposure to water, and immense amounts of sand at the beach. It is best to choose one durable but nice bag that you can keep exclusively for the beach. Plus, this is an awesome way to stay prepared to visit the beach whenever the mood strikes! Never get lobster red because you forgot your sunscreen in your other bag again.

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Now that you have got your signature beach style down, grab your beach bag and your summer reading and hit the sand!

Make sure you also check out our latest 20 Cool Ways to Wear Infinity Scarf post for a different but also inspiring look.

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