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Summer might be over but that doesn’t mean yours has to be. The sun is always shining somewhere in the world. And if you’re such a beauty and fashion addict that you’ve not had your fill of summery styles just yet then it looks like it might be time for you to jet off to somewhere in the world where the sun is still shining. Of course, before you head off anywhere, you need to plan out your “beach look”.

Nailing beauty and fashion is something anybody can do. It doesn’t matter what shape or size you are; fashion is all about accentuating your positive features, and you need to have the confidence you do that. If you’ve no idea where to begin with packing an entire summer wardrobe for your personal break then here are some tips to help you slay on your beach vacay.

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Your hair

First of all, a beach break is a time for daring hairstyles. Warm weather means there’s no need for wooly hats to cover up your luscious locks; let that hair reign free! Above all else, you need to strive to keep your hair healthy. Remember that heat and exposure to sunshine are both changes that will have an effect on your hair. The salt in the sea water and the effect of the sun’s rays will both damage your hair, so it’s best not to do your roots or anything too crazy before your vacation (it’ll need enough care and attention afterwards).

The key to achieving a stunning yet natural summer look with regards to your actual hairstyle, of course, is to get your hair out of your face so as to catch the sun; the classic pinned-back look with some beachy waves could look perfect. And so could the classic slicked back “wet look”. You’ll be heading into the sea anyway, so you might as well start as you mean to go on, right?

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Your face

Let’s talk about the aspect of the body that gives you the most grief: your skin. Don’t worry – you’re not alone in this endless struggle. We’ve all been in that position of seeing a brand new spot pop up just before we leave the house. Of course, that’s no good when you’re about to head on a beach vacation. You want to be showing off as much of your skin as possible to get a great tan. Whilst the sun will definitely help your skin by providing vitamin D and generally giving it a healthy glow, there’s a lot you can do to keep your face and body, as a whole, looking healthy. Whilst you should definitely have fun with different makeup looks (it’s your vacation, after all), you shouldn’t go overboard if you want your face to feel fresh and really enjoy all the effects of the sunshine. Give yourself a little break from wearing makeup now and again and keep yourself well hydrated (good general advice for warm countries) so as to keep your skin healthy and blemish-free.

In terms of keeping your face looking fashionable, you could look into light summery hats to wear; it all depends on your hairstyle, of course, but hats are definitely in right now. And in terms of eyewear, you could look into discount designer sunglasses to get that sleek and stylish summer look without breaking the bank. The point is that fashion doesn’t end once you get higher than the neck; have some fun accessorizing yourself.

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Your swimwear

Speaking of accessorizing, let’s get to one of the most fun parts of preparing your look for this beach vacation: your swimwear. A good rule of thumb is to bring one bikini for every day you’ll spend at your destination. You’ll be wearing bikinis for the majority of your time anyway, given that you’ll be in such a hot climate, so you might as well take this chance to really expand on your wardrobe. You could match your bikinis with light “cover-ups” just to add a bit of variety to your outfits and to provide yourself a warmer option for the later and breezier parts of the day.

Your packing technique

As a final piece of advice, make sure you’re very organized throughout the packing process. If you want to slay on your beach vacay then you don’t want to forget any essentials and you definitely don’t want to find that all your cute outfits are crumpled or smell like an old suitcase once you get to your destination. You could throw some dryer sheets into the case so as to ensure your clothes all come out smelling like roses and your summer outfits aren’t ruined by foul odors emanating from them.

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I eschewed gingham with a firm hand up until last year. I hated the preppy “checks” especially when I was a super wise and *~edgy~* 10th grader who preferred Hot Topic above all else. I saw the light and have been wanting to add more gingham into my wardrobe.

I think my turning point was seeing so many cute outfits from Lauren that break the pattern mixing rule flawlessly. (Fun fact: she was one of the first bloggers I followed!) I tried it myself for Valentine’s Day and the mix ‘n’ match layers just felt so fun! Right now, the last thing I want to do is layer up, but I’m thinking of using gingham as a neutral for button-downs under sweaters once it gets cooler. And yes, I’m already wishing summer away into the crisp fall-ness I look forward to every year. I’m looking for cool, sunny, October days with a punch of color. Is it weird that I’ve started planning fall outfits already?

Gingham Frill Hem Dress||Women’s Madewell Gingham Check Pull-On Shorts||Women’s Draper James Cloister Gingham Cotton Top||rag & bone/JEAN Capri Jeans in Gingham||Pendleton – Gingham Shirt Women’s Clothing||ASOS FULLER BUST Gingham Cotton Frill Hidden Underwire Bandeau Bikini||Clare V. Gingham Leather Foldover Clutch – Blue||Cole Haan Pinch Weekender Gingham Loafers

 

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There’s nothing quite like a beach vacation to look forward to. But let’s face it; the enjoyment starts long before you disembark the plane. Shopping for new wardrobe items adds a sense of excitement to your pre-vacation plan, and they pay an essential role in the overall fun.

There are several fashion items that must be packed for your time by the sun, sea, and sand. Here are five that you simply must not ignore.

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Bikinis:

In truth, you won’t only be wearing bikinis on holiday. However, this is your chance to catch some rays, and the right beach attire will help you strut around in style. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with working hard to get the beach bod before you go. Nonetheless, the outfits are integral to the look.

If you aren’t overly confident, then one piece options can provide a great alternative. Meanwhile, sarongs also provide coverage while offering an easy way to enjoy the sun when it suits you. As for styles, small chests should try to look for padding or ruffled designs that help the illusion. Big chests are better suited to those with supportive under wiring.

Daisy round oversized pink lens sunglasses with silver rhinestones

Sunglasses:

You don’t necessarily need to spend huge amounts of cash on a big brand for sunglasses. The key is to find a pair that suits your face. You can gain help with this task at https://lenscrafters.com/findyourlook. Just make sure you’re getting UV protection as well as style!

Custom Floppy Beach Hat

Hat:

First and foremost, covering your head is as important as hydration in the fight against heat stroke. However, there is no doubt that a great looking hat can aid your sense of style also.

Floppy sun hats are on trend every summer, as long as they are worn with the right outfit. Meanwhile, you should probably pack a cap of some ilk for when you hit the beach volleyball court or jet skis.

Leather sandals

Footwear:

Finding the balance between style and comfort is never easy when looking for holiday footwear. In truth, though, the task is a little easier when it’s a beach holiday. After all, your walking activities are unlikely to include challenging treks.

A light, versatile, and comfortable shoe will do just the trick. You can find some great options at https://bestyogablog.com/sanuk-shoes/. Just remember that you may need the same pair to look great on the beach and in a restaurant, and you’ll be sure to choose wisely.

Monogrammed Beach Bag

Bags:

Whether heading to the beach or the pool, you will need to take various items with you. Therefore, a good sized bag is essential. However, you could potentially leave it unattended at times, so opting for a standout design is key. Likewise, you should ensure that it boasts a decent zip.

Let’s face it; the bag is likely to carry sun lotions, smartphones, water, and a book or Kindle. It is going to play a huge role in your daily activities. Make sure that it supports your style too, and happiness in the sun awaits.

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It’s not long ’til summer now, which means that the bikini countdown is finally on. If you’re not prepared to bare all on the beach just yet, don’t panic because there is still time to tackle those little problems that prevent you from donning your bikini. Here’s how:

Cut Down on Sodium

Don’t want to look bloated on the beach? Don’t add salt to your food, eat junk food or indulge in processed meals with a high sodium content. Sodium is the thing that will make you bloat up more than anything else, so start cutting down now if you want to look beach body beautiful in a few week’s time.

Cut Out Wine

I know, it sucks but wine is also a big cause of bloating, which is why you should probably cut it out entirely if you don’t want your belly to stand out when you’re in your bikini.

Lower Your Carb Intake

Carbs not only contribute to bloating, but they will also make you gain weight if you eat too many. If you want to drop a few pounds and look trimmer in a hurry, cutting down the amount of carbs you eat and only eating unrefined carbs will go a long way to getting you where you want to be.

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Hit the Gym

If you want a bikini body, you need to put in the hard work, as you can see at http://www.bikinibodyguidereview.com/. There simply is no way around it, you need to hit the gym, and you need to hit it hard. If your focus is on weight loss, stick to the cardio machines and classes, and if you want to increase your muscle tone, hit the weight area for optimum results.

Spray it On

If you don’t want to look like Wednesday Adams’ paler sister when you hit the beach, you’re going to want to book a tanning session. You can find some of the best tanning salons at http://tan-usa.net/, and I’d advise you start working on your tan at least a month before you plan to put on that bikini if you want to look flawlessly bronzed.

Buff Your Body

When you put on a bikini, you leave a lot of skin on show, so start plucking, waxing, exfoliating and moisturizing right now. You’ll be thankful you did when you look smooth and sleek on the beach.

Pick the Perfect Bikini

We all have our own unique styles, so what you consider to be the perfect bikini might differ from my idea of swimsuit heaven, but if there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s that we want to look good on the beach and that means a supportive bikini. Try to choose a bikini with built in support and you’ll look great whether you’re lying on a lounger, swimming in the sea or playing volleyball on the beach.

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A good pair of sunglasses will not only protect your eyes, but they will make you look instantly more glamorous and cover those dreaded panda eyes, should you forget to wear waterproof mascara.

Have a great time at the beach!

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You know the type site- they pop up on your Facebook with too-good-to-be-true prices promising the trendiest pieces + free shipping. I have, unfortunately, fallen victim to sizing that makes no sense and quality deficiencies that you can’t see online, but I’ve learned my lesson. Read the reviews, check and double check the sizing chart, and don’t spend a ton of money if you’re unsure. Sarah did a great review of one such site when she had some great luck with StyleWe, so i figured I’d let you in on my new summer lifesaver: Cupshe.

I’ve ordered inexpensive bathing suits before and ended up with ill-fitting, unlined messes. This is not the case with Cupshe. I have a difficult time finding bathing suites that fit me anyway, usually having the best luck at (surprise!) Target. But the Cupshe Melodic Blues One-piece Swimsuit caught my eye and I knew I had to at least try it. AND GUESS WHAT! Even though it’s white and I’m a funky shape, it fits like a dream! The off-the-shoulder makes it sexy but I still feel covered enough to be confident. I’m a solid medium. Just for fun, I also got the Cupshe Cute Succulent Plants Floral Bikini Set because I lurve the design on the top. Again, perfect. I don’t think I’ve been the same size on the top and bottom since 8th grade, but the medium worked so nicely! 10/10 recommend this site. Make sure to check the size chart, because I thought I would be a large. And your suit(s) may take a bit to come in, but I promise the wait is totally worth it for the quality/ price (all under $30!)

Check out some of my faves!

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4.Cupshe Holiday’s So Beautiful Bikini Set||5.Cupshe Young Love Floral Bikini Set

6.Cupshe Pineapple Ocean Bikini Set||7.Cupshe Cute Succulent Plants Floral Bikini Set||8.Cupshe Lemon Soda Tank Bikini Set

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