While we adore analyzing the runways and poring over designer mood boards, we spend a considerable amount of time pondering a more prosaic question: what should we wear? Whether it’s a wedding, work affair, or weekend brunch, getting dressed for specific occasions is a constant conundrum. In the hopes of outfit enlightenment--for us and for you!--we’re delighted to present What To Wear, our weekly wardrobe guide for every occasion. This week, we'll be tackling what to wear to the beach.
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This versatile navy frock works double-duty as a cover-up at the beach and for dinner afterward.
Vix Dani Silk Dress ($227)
From the vintage tropical print to the bombshell cut, this bikini hits a home run.
Zimmermann Wanderlust Printed Bandeau Bikini ($235)
The pom-poms dangling from this sisal tote add a touch of whimsy to the classic striped pattern.
Mar Y Sol Caracas Double Stripe Sisal Tote ($109)
This sunscreen may be a splurge, but you can’t beat the triple action skin protection.
Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Primer ($88)
J.Crew makes this hat year after year, and the fact that it never seems to go out of style is a testament to its timelessness--and the reason why you should get it.
J.Crew Panama Hat ($58)
We’ll pass on flip-flops for a more refined slide, which is just as simple to slip off.
Barneys New York Co-Op Margaret Shoe ($260)
These peach colored shades will complement practically any skin tone.
Madewell Hepcat Shades ($55) in Milky Apricot
Why pack your towel in your bag, when you can have the world’s cutest beach blanket holder?
Maslin and Co. Foliage Green Zebra Hide Beach Towel ($260)