Five things you need to stay cool on the beach

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August 5, 2013 by ginafashionistar


Image via Flickr creative commons from Rikard Elofsson 

Whether you are heading abroad to catch some rays this summer or staying at home and making the best of the weather while enjoying days out, there are a few things that are must-haves when it comes to staying on-trend in 2013.


If you’re looking for a great way to stay cool and cover-up but still look fab on the beach then make sure you’ve got a kaftan handy. Traditionally from Persia, kaftans are great as beachwear as they come in so many different colours and styles. Tulisa looked like she’d gone straight from the beach to the club as she sported a pale green kaftan in Ibiza at the start of July. Throw on a deep v kaftan over your bikini and team with a pair of sandals for that relaxed beach look, or perhaps go for a maxi-style option if you’re looking for something that provides a little more cover.

One-piece swimsuit

Planning on a trip to the beach? If so then a one-piece swimsuit from Boutique One is what you’ll need to stay right on-trend. The style has been adopted by A-list celebs all over the globe this summer and you’re sure to be impressed by the range available. Deep-cut necklines and two-tone styles are some of the hottest looks about at the moment. Perfect for when you want to show off your sexy curves while benefitting from a bit of extra coverage that you don’t get with a bikini set. One-piece costumes are without doubt the way to go if you’re heading for the sands.


While the one-piece swimsuit look is certainly hot this summer, the trusty bikini has by no means fallen out of favour. There are some great styles out there, from sexy triangle bikini tops with rope tie bottoms to some amazing triangle tie flame options. Beautiful bandeau and halter styles are also available so it’s really a case of finding something to fit with your individual style. 

Distressed denim shorts

Not only do distressed denim shorts make the ideal festival outfit, they’re also great for wearing to the beach. American actress Kelly Kapowski was snapped going for the high-waisted style and she’s not alone when it comes to pulling off the denim shorts look. Miley Cyrus, Alessandra Ambrosio and Nicole Richie have all been photographed in recent weeks sporting denim cut-offs. Pair them up with a simple white tee for that effortless summer look or maybe go for the Miley Cyrus look with a printed crop top and a pair of Dr. Marten boots.

Light, summer dress

If you don’t want to walk to the beach wearing just your swimsuit then opting for a light, summer dress is a great option. Consider a stark white linen cutout design with detailing around the neck and hem if you want to turn some heads on your way to the ocean, or perhaps a full-length skirt dress teamed with a beach hat and some Ancient Greek sandals such as those worn by tennis ace Maria Sharapova during a recent photoshoot for Porche.

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