If you don’t have plans to travel to the beach this summer, make them now. We’re talking to you, stalwart office-dweller, campus library inhabitant, and meticulous mom who is ready to drop. None of our brave efforts at success count for much if we’re left barely standing in the end.
We hope that summer’s longer days and sunny rays give you a little more permission to sneak in some self-care — and a good beach day is exactly that.
What to Wear to the Beach this Summer
We’ve packed the summer shop with chic and responsibly-made swim we love. Slather on the sunscreen and hit the sand…
Sustainable Swimwear: All year, we’ve been seeing recycled and sustainbly-made swimwear. This is the summer to make the leap and pair that plastic-free water bottle with a suit to match. Reformation and Mara Hoffman both offer suits we love and Vitamin A’s new BioRib line is plant-based and sustainable as can be.
Graceful loungewear: Your cutaway swimwear is body-baring enough. When it comes to schlepping gear across the sand or making it from hotel suite to pool, take our advice and keep things loose and flowy. We love this menswear-inpsired button-up from Vitamin A for an effortless that is actually effortless and Raquel Allergra’s white-washed caftan for the same vibe.
Straw accessories: We couldn’t bring ourselves to include the hippie-dippy shell-adorned jewelry and accessory trend — these trends come on so strong, we tire of them fast! Straw hats and bags, however? They may be trending hard, but they’re also as timeless as the beach itself. A good hat does double-duty as sun protection and LSpace straw backpack makes us feel ready for anything.
Shop the full Summer Shop below and over in The Shop here. Stay tuned for our ultimate guide to clean sunscreen and reader’s top picks for summer beach reads!