Beach Style

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Going to the beach is such a huge part of my summer. I will never get sick of the soothing and almost hypnotizing effects that the rhythm of the waves, the heat of the sun and the balmy breezes have over me. And I am so lucky to live in such close proximity to my Jersey shore, the quaint towns I find along the beaches that are as charming as Nantucket or the Hamptons. 

But here lies my dilemma: As a modest fashion blogger, it's extremely difficult to post about the beach. Try as I may to find gorgeous inspiration for beachwear that fits into the aesthetic of this blog and I keep coming up dry. So today I've really tried to compile some stylish and practical ideas for staying chic and covered on the beach.

What do I wear on the beach? Usually I'll sport a comfy cotton skirt and tee shirt that I don't mind getting wet. And I also love the super stylish Undercover Waterwear swim skirts that go straight from real life right into the water and dry just like a bathing suit. Once I even wore my swim skirt on a particularly soaking rainy day and got tons of one knew it was a swim skirt! (See post here.)

Here are some great ideas for the beach...

Wrap a colorful scarf around your head for stylish sun protection:
Try a cool white cotton cover up...lace is so on trend now:
This hoodie cover up is perfection:
Buy it HERE

Any vibrant striped tee dress (belted for shape) will look great on the beach:
The beach is the perfect place to try those bold prints and silhouettes you wouldn't normally wear.

Style your beach look to match the sky and surf:

A sunny striped maxi is just right for a fun and beachy outfit:
Get this painted stripe dress HERE

Now, I know that many cover ups don't exactly 'cover up' so here are also some stretch jersey skirts I found for you that are perfect for on the the beach...or off. Click each skirt to shop:

Jersey Beach Skirts
Prana, Merona, Topshop, Gap, Alternative Apparel
And finally, always make sure your beach bag is fabulous! 
(Learn how to make DIY pom poms with a FORK HERE)

And this DIY bag will add lots of sparkle to your beach ensemble:
Learn how to make this HERE

Until next time,

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  1. I am loving all the turquoise!!! Hope your summer is off to a great start! xoxo

  2. Hey, you said it was going to be a challenge to come up with modest fashion tips but look at you - you did it with ease!

  3. I'm at the beach in Oregon and must say this is spot on perfect. Big hug, Sharon...

  4. Hi dear! How greatly inspiring(: yes I need a jersey skirt... Who doesn't! And more striped looks... Love them too... Shopping needed. Hugs z

  5. Wonderful, I love the beach. I can't wait to have time to get there too :) These are great. Hope you have a great day xx

  6. Beautiful post!!! I like all looks for the summer!!!!!
    Have a good week, dear! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  7. Lovely cver ups I especially like the white cotton one which looks so stylish and cool too.

  8. Sharon,dear....:)*

    All these looks are so cute and my favoiurite is the white one cotton sweater!
    By the way, they are truly fantatsic and they are very good for all of beaches:)))*

    Thank's for your lovely visit.


  9. Gorgeous selection! Loving all these beach cover ups! :)


  10. Love your beach style Sharon..just stunning. I am all for great coverups, fun head scarfs and pretty shoes on tanned skin:)

  11. I want to go to the beach so badly. Love your summer inspirations <3


  12. I love that white dress! PERFECT for the beach!!
    Doina Alexei

  13. I almost got that white coverup, so gorgeous
    Xo, Megan,