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What’s your beach style?
As summer is on the horizon once again, this time with a bit more vaccine-fueled optimism than last time around, it’s time to think about what to wear to the beach. Take this quiz to find out what your beach style is, then see below for some of my favorite beach style recommendations.
Ready to Swim
Your take: The point of going to the beach is to get in the water, so you are ready to do that! You want a cute, comfortable suit that you can wear all day – and some real-deal sun protection as well.
You’ll need a great swimsuit – my newest discovery are the bra-sized swim collection from Coco Reef. Keep your eye on the sale section for suits in your size and you’ll find great deals on suits that will support the girls in style. Created by Mik Zazon a Puerto Rico-based entrepreneur who wants all women to feel comfortable in swimwear.
And sun protection is key to this look – because a sunburn can sideline you. No matter where you are swimming, try to choose a reef-safe sunscreen to help protect this fragile part of our eco-system. Stream2Sea is a woman-owned small business that offers not only sunscreen, but also hair products, mask defogger and hand sanitizer – all important contributors to your beach experience. Autumn Blum is the outdoor enthusiast – and cosmetic chemist – behind these unparalleled products.
All Bundled Up
Your Take: You’re always cold, so you always bundle up, no matter where you are going. Choose comfortable layers – especially if your destination is tropical. You’ll be removing layers in no time.
For northern coastlines, and chillier climes, choose the wool options from AllBirds. For more year-round breathability, consider the Allbirds tree versions – made from eucalyptus trees.
Still need more warmth? Add a pair of Bombas socks – each pair purchased means a pair is donated to an individual experiencing homelessness.
And for a perfect all-weather layer – that packs up into no space at all – consider the sun hoody from Ripskirt Hawaii.
Your Take: The beach is a great place to relax, meditate, write, or just contemplate life. You’ll want comfy clothes that let you relax fully.
Grab your washable, splashproof Rothy’s bag and throw in your Book of the Month Club book and some Cusa Tea (enjoy hot or iced). Slip some Olu Kai sandals (like the U’i) or shoes (try Pehuea Lī) on your feet and prepare to relax.
Capturing the Moment
Your Take: Everything about the beach is Insta-worthy, so you are ready to capture all the moments. You need to be sure you look cute in all those selfies, so choose something cute and fun.
Grab your Piece of Mind Retreat shirt for a fun way to show your support for us, and pair with a Ripskirt Hawaii in a fun pattern. Complete the look with a pair of waterproof, washable Rothy’s – great for all the beachside restaurants and shops.