What to Wear To the Beach: 7 Beach Outfit Ideas That Aren't Just Swimsuits

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Warm weather is almost upon us, folks, and if youre luckytheres an ocean or pool in your immediate future. Here''s why you should, no matter how long you have gone to the beach, discover the answer. SeriouslyThis question has been bugged me for years.

While you''re uncertain of what to wear while leaping away from (or into) the coming tides, I mean the vacation updates on sites like Revolve, Nordstrom, and Shopbop. Ive gone ahead and created a comprehensive beach style guide.

There have never been so many styles for beach attire, from terrycloth sets and breezy button-downs to Instagram-worthy halter dresses. Whether you are looking around the sand or contemplating taking a selfie (or 10) for the Gram, this beach edit will help you get the finest dressed on the coast. Everything you need to know about this sunscreen!

What happened to the two-piece Juicy Couture capri set? Is it too unusual? Well only the very best trends come back in style and terrycloth sets is one of them. Terrycloth is perfect for the beach, because it is basically like wearing a towelany sweat or salt water will be absorbed quickly. Right now, there are so many different kinds of terrycloth sets available from many sites like Revolve, Frankies Bikinis, and PacSun.

Lana Crop Top

I love this set because it looks simple and pull together when you wear both pieces, but the skirt also doubles as the perfect swimsuit coverup!

Coco Terry Button-Up Shirt

The only outfit that is more comfortable to create than a two-piece set is a romper. This adorable one-and-done terrycloth romper from Good American comes in four colors and is available in sizes 0-8.

Mesh was designed for the beach because it is difficult for other occasions (and because of the whole fishermans net purpose). Mesh is a fun way to create a layer of warmth in hotter days. You may add a mesh suit over your swimsuit, bralette, or if youre feeling scandalous, nothing at all. The material comes in a variety of knit sizes so you may be able to determine how much skin you want to show.

Lanita Crochet Mini Dress

This tan mini dress is super versatile. It''s possible to wear it as a cover-up, a naked dress moment, oras a long cardigan layered over a tank top.

Long Mesh Dress

Because I own this orange mesh dress and loveeit, I layered mine over a cheeky bikini and felt comfortable wrapped up when walking through non-beach areas.

A good button-down is a shirt that continues to give. The style fits every conceivable aesthetic, including off-duty model, coastal grandmother, dark academia, and the beach-goer. Regardless of whether the button-down could be solid or striped, worn with denim shorts or slacks, or stolen from your dads closet, it will always look good. For the beach, look for a button-down that is made from lightweight fabric, like linen, and replace it with vintage-inspired den

Rags to Riches Shirt

This striped button-downs blue and green colorway will look great next to the ocean. This shirt is longer than the front, making it ideal for a front-tuck situation.

Boyfriend Fit Linen Button-Down

This Target-inspired linen button-down costs $20 and comes in six colors. It''s available in sizes XS-4X.

Im taking a break from wearing sweater vests on the beach. It may seem counterintuitive to wear knit sweater material to the beach, but the finely woven material will improve your appearance. Knit dresses are meant to complement the grain of sand youll experience between your toes. These can be long sleeves, cut-out, or trim with fringe so there is no one way to nail this style.

Megan Wrap Dress

With a tan, this chartreuse wrap dress will look even better. While the overall look of the dress is simple, the back has fun criss-cross detail and the side slit keeps it flirty.

Knit Peter Pan Collar Dress

Caption idea: a gilded glamor takes the beach? Im kidding. This peter pan collar dress is a unique take on the knit trend and has a slightly-sheer approach.

It''s time to get the TikTok video you used to include a scarf. It can be the ultimate beach outfit or accessory. Scarves also make huge suitcases so they provide an easy way to maximize your packing room and outfit options. I like putting a small scarf around my bag to match my outfit.

Oversized Silk Bandana

J.Crew''s oversized bandana scarf is the perfect example of a scarf that can be worn in a variety of ways. Pair it as a strapless top with baggy jeans, cargo pants, or a mini skirt, and pair the look with strappy heels.

Ernie Scarf

When you arrive at the beach, there are two reasons to look at this optionits a moderately priced scarf or a reasonable priced dress. The good news is that you may wear it as both! Wrap this one by Norma Kamali around your shoulders on the plane and then wrap it around your waist.

If you want to get a little sun, consider wearing a halter dress. I think it''s time to look back up and see if you need one.

Halter Neck Maxi Dress

I love the groovy print of this bodycon maxi dress from Eloquii. It will look just as good at a swanky bar as it will at a beach cabana. It is available in 14-28 plus sizes.

Floral Halter Neck Dress

Florals arent just for spring, they are for summer! This floral halter dress would be perfect for a beach event or a party. Plus, the straps are attached to the back of the dress, so you won''t need to worry about a thin halter tie flaunting your neck.

If youre a photo or a not-too-gallonity gal (like I am), you know how important it is to have a Gram ready outfit for every occasion. Fringe is going to be one of the biggest trends this summer, and theres no better place to wear it than on the beach. Im personally excited to go big with the trend and wear fringe sets and full-length dresses.

Tiered Fringe Beach Mini Dress

This lime green dress is begging to be paired with a margarita and a night of dancing on the beach. This flirty outfit also comes in light pink.

Haute Summer Top

If a day event is on your calendar (or there''s a chance for a spontaneous event), this strapless fringe top should be at the top of your packing list. Don''t forget to buy the matching skirt.

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