As a born-and-bred California girl, I've lived my entire life with the ocean at my fingertips. The beach has long been my go-to for early-morning runs, sunset picnics, and long playful days with friends. With all that beach time comes the need for a versatile wardrobe—one that can stand endless sun, sand, and waves. I want to look cute when I walk up to my friends, protect my face from the sun while tanning my body, and feel cozy and comfortable as I pack up after a long day spent jumping between the sand and surf. That means lots of sundresses, a selection of hats and sandals, soft sweatshirts, and, of course, an endless supply of swimwear. As I ramp up for this summer, I'm turning to Anthropologie's bright and patterned options for vibrant moods and natural hues for calmer days. Keep reading for some of my favorite summer looks from the brand.
It's the summer of vibrant bright colors, so take it from me that no beach wardrobe is complete without a bold, knit dress just like this one. Ribbed knit has been trending for the past year, so I'm excited to see the style is showing longevity in the form of summer-ready dresses.
This tube-top dress takes me right back to the early '00s, which happens to be fashion's choice era of inspiration at the moment. Since I've also been seeing beaded jewelry on the arms of every fashion person I follow, I'd call this outfit a perfect 10.
Mixing prints has become one of my favorite styling choices, especially in the summer when there's an endless array of florals, patterns, and bright colors to choose from. After all, the beach is where you go to play around.