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Be Beach Ready With These 50 Outfit Ideas

Be Beach Ready With These 50 Outfit Ideas

The summer is quite possibly the most loved of all seasons. It’s warm, people are generally happier, the streets are filled with life and movement—and, of course, you can escape from it all and go have a great time at the beach.

It should be simple to choose what to wear to the beach, but it may be a harder task than expected. There are numerous reasons you might go to the beach, and they all call for different outfits.

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Wear the Right Thing for the Right Occasion

To pick the perfect outfit to wear, you mostly need to think about what you will be doing so you’re dressed appropriately. Here are the most common reasons people go to the beach, and the type of clothing best suited for each activity.

A Walk on the Beach

A walk on the beach seems lovely, but it can also be hard work since it’s harder to walk on sand than on solid ground. For this occasion, you should go for comfortable shoes and loose-fitting tops, crop tops, oversized shirts over a bikini bra, or a cute crop top.

You can wear the top with a pair of shorts, preferably with a bit of length, because since you will be walking and therefore sweating, the skin between your thighs might get irritated from chaffing.

Going For a Swim

This one’s easy: all you need is a bikini or a swimsuit. Well, not that easy, actually, since you may also want to think about something to wear over it. For that you should go for pieces that are easy to take on and off such as a dress, a T-shirt or crop top with a skirt or shorts, or even a robe or kimono.

Picnic by the Shore

Going for a meal outdoors is already a treat in itself, and if you add in the sea breeze and sound of the waves, you’re in for an amazing time. You can wear something comfortable or fashionable, depending on who the company is, such as shorts, a skirt, a bralette or crop top with a kimono, or a Bardot top.

Exercise and Group Sports

Just like with the walk on the beach, you must keep in mind that exercise is extra arduous on the sand. So you should wear shorts with a bit of length, preferably made of cotton or linen, but denim works too. As for the top, a T-shirt would do just fine, but so would your bikini top, so you really only need a cover-up or a shirt to wear over it on your way to and from the beach.

Beach Photoshoot

Beaches are stunning places, and popular locations to get some fabulous Instagram pictures. You don’t need to be a professional model to have a photoshoot, whether it’s with a professional photographer or your best friend’s phone. Just make sure to be dressed for the occasion with a glamorous dress, a maxi skirt, a two-piece set, or a bikini with a long kimono.

Beach Party

The only thing better than a summer party is a beach party. Being able to dance barefoot on the sand is amongst one of the most freeing experiences you can have, at least it feels like it. You can wear a really nice dress, a romper, a two-piece set, or a cute top combined with shorts or a skirt.

These are just some ideas of what you could wear for each occasion, so let’s get to the fun part—the outfits. For each, you will be told what type of outfit it is and what occasion it’s for, get some ideas for accessories and shoes, and what the actual outfit entails, as well as things that you could alter or add to each of them

1. Plunge Strapless Bralette and Front Slit Mini Skirt


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim, beach party, or picnic by the shore
  • Pair With: Long strap sandals, oversized sunglasses, a black sun hat, and a stylish kimono

This look is incredibly simple. All you need is a plunge strapless bralette and a mini skirt with a slit on the front, or a simple skirt. The goal here is to match the color of both pieces to create a set and then wear shoes and accessories in the same color for a monochromatic look. The look doesn’t involve any complex pieces, and it’s easy to dress and undress so you can wear a bikini underneath to go for a swim.

2. Bohemian Blouse and Flared Maxi Skirt


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach
  • Pair With: Straw sun hat, sunglasses, sandals, an ankle bracelet, and a beach tote

If you’re into bohemian outfits and you love standing out from the crowd, this outfit is for you. You need to combine a bohemian blouse with some details on the collar and sleeves with a flared maxi skirt with a vibrant pattern. Both pieces are quite eye-catching, and the combination may be a bit heavy at first glance, but once you stop to appreciate all the details you will see just how adorable the look is.

3. Tropical Romper


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, beach party, picnic by the shore, or a beach photoshoot
  • Pair With: A silver necklace and bracelets, long strap sandals, and a white or pink hairband

This one is for the fans of comfort. Just pick up a cotton romper with a tropical pattern and you’re ready to go. The pattern isn’t mandatory, so you can pick one with a single color, a different pattern such as floral or stripes, or even one with a bottom half different from the top one. The beauty of rompers is that you will feel like you’re wearing pajamas while still looking chic.

4. Chiffon Maxi Skirt and Crop Top Set


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  • Type of Outfit: Smart casual
  • Occasion: Beach photoshoot or beach party
  • Pair With: Flower crown or wide sun hat, an ankle bracelet

If you love going out with your friends for a photography session, or you’re a model who does professional photoshoots, this outfit will make you stand out and look like something straight out of a princess storybook.

The crop top is made of linen with an outer layer of chiffon, and the sleeves consist of two cuffs with long sheets of chiffon hanging from them. The maxi skirt is made of the same materials, so you have very small linen shorts with a big chiffon veil around them.

Try adding scrunchies around both wrists to match the color of the outfit, and you can either opt for nude or cream sandals or stay barefoot.

5. Basic Bikini and Oversized Shirt


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual.
  • Occasion: Going for a swim
  • Pair With: Lots of fun string bracelets, black or white flip-flops

If you simply want to spend some time sunbathing and going for a swim, you don’t need much more than a bikini or swimsuit. This one is a basic black bikini in the classical design in which the bottom part ties around the sides.

You’ll still need something to wear over the bikini on your way to and from the beach, and if you need to pop to a cafe or restaurant to get fresh drinks. For that you just need an oversized white shirt, which you can quickly button and unbutton as needed.

6. Cover-Up Skirt and Plunge Bralette


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim, walk on the beach, picnic by the shore
  • Pair With: White sandals or flip-flops, sunglasses, a white sun hat, and some string bracelets

On the subject of simple add-ons to a bikini, this outfit consists of a leopard print bikini and a cover-up skirt. The bikini top is a plunge bralette that you can also reuse on your day today, and the bikini bottoms are simple slip-on panties. The cover-up skirt ties on the side leaving a big slit so your legs show when you walk, and it’s multicolored to add some life to the look.

7. Duster and Bikini Summer Outfit


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Picnic by the shore, walk on the beach, going for a swim, or a beach photoshop
  • Pair With: Sun hat, beach tote, white or dark blue sandals, silver jewelry, and sunglasses

This outfit consists of a long blue duster coat which is a bit see-through and has very discrete lace details along the edges, and a basic blue bikini. This look is effortless, yet there is some magic to it, and you will look super glamorous in it. Plus, taking that duster off and putting it back on couldn’t be any easier so there’s no hassle in trying to get dressed after a long day at the beach.

8. Tube Crop Top and Linen Shorts


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual.
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, going for a swim, picnic by the shore, or exercise and group sports.
  • Pair With: String bracelets, a string necklace with a sea-themed pendant, an ankle bracelet, a hairband, and sunglasses.

This outfit is very easy to take off and put back on, making it a great candidate to take to the beach when you just want to go for a swim and sunbathe. The tube crop top is multicolored, whilst the linen shorts are a light brown that would look nice combined with most colors, so it works perfectly. Plus, the shorts are long enough that they’re comfortable to play some sports like beach volleyball or racketball, or jog along the shore by yourself.

9. Fringe Kimono


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual or smart casual
  • Occasion: Beach photoshoot, picnic by the beach, going for a swim, or a beach party
  • Pair With: A beach tote, perhaps even themed to match the kimono, white sandals, sunglasses, a white sun hat, an ankle bracelet, and some white or silver jewelry.

You might’ve noticed a pattern already: beach outfits tend to be incredibly simple, and oftentimes all you need is swimwear and something to wear over it. This one isn’t an exception, as you can pick any bikini you like and wear a kimono over it.

The kimono here has a white background with flamingos scattered all over with different sizes and positions, and fringes are coming from every edge in a vibrant blue. The final touch is a long strap that ties around the waist like you’re wearing a robe.

10. Mismatched Bikini With High Waisted Bottom


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual.
  • Occasion: Going for a swim
  • Pair With: An ankle bracelet, shrink bracelets, and sunglasses.

There are many stores that only sell bikini sets, but you can also find lots of places that sell bikini bottoms and tops separately, which is amazing because you get to be creative and form unique combinations.

This look consists of a bralette-style bikini top with a sweetheart neckline in a light salmon color. The bikini bottom is high-waisted and is full of vibrant colors that create a pattern that looks almost floral.

Consider adding cotton or linen shorts if you enjoy exercising on the beach, or playing a beach volleyball match with friends or family.

11. Tropical Tank Top and Skater Skirt Swimsuit


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim, or exercise and group sports
  • Pair With: Sun hat, sunglasses, and string bracelets

It’s completely valid not to like wearing a bikini. Whether you’re uncomfortable showing so much skin or simply like to protect your skin from the sun as much as possible, there are alternatives to the classic two-piece swimwear.

This outfit, at first glance, looks like a top and skirt combination, but it’s actually a swimsuit. You can comfortably wear this to and from the beach, at a restaurant for lunch, and swimming in the ocean.

12. Denim Shorts and Shirt


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, picnic by the shore, or going for a swim
  • Pair With: Sunglasses, a sun hat, silver jewelry, white or nude sandals, a string necklace with a sea-themed pendant, and a black handbag

Sometimes all you need is something super simple that you can quickly put together, while still looking cute. This outfit combines denim shorts and a basic shirt, and since the denim shorts would go well with anything, the shirt doesn’t necessarily need to be plain white; you can pick different colors or patterns. Also, if your goal is to go for a swim, you can pick a long or oversized shirt to cover the dreaded marks your bikini leaves on the shorts.

13. Fluorescent Cutout Dress


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual or smart casual
  • Occasion: Beach photoshoot, or beach party
  • Pair With: Golden jewelry, white heels or platform shoes, and perhaps a hairband matching the color of the set

Are you going to a beach party and want to stand out? Or are you going to do a photoshoot on the beach, either with friends or professionally? This outfit has you covered. This cutout dress looks almost like a two-piece set from the front and provides the glamorous effect only a two-piece set can.

The skirt part is asymmetrical and slightly ruched, indicating that the fabric is stretchy, so you don’t have to abdicate from comfort to look dashing. The fluorescent color will just accentuate the summer vibe.

14. Nude Tank Top and Floral Maxi Skirt


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, picnic by the shore, beach party, or beach photoshoot
  • Pair With: Golden jewelry, an ankle bracelet, a sun hat, sunglasses, and even a kimono if you want an extra layer

The summer is notorious for its distinctive outfits and bright colors, but if you love a neutral nude color palette, there will always be a place for you in the fashion world. The nude tank top with a textured finish goes perfectly with the midi floral skirt, as the color range goes from light to almost black browns. Accessorizing should be easy, as long as you stick to the color scheme, for example, gold jewelry would blend much better than silver.

15. Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim or beach photoshoot
  • Pair With: Sunglasses, a sun hat, an ankle bracelet, and a kimono

Although this outfit consists of a single piece, it’s a very fashionable one that can even be the sole feature of your beach photoshoot. Swimwear comes in all shapes and sizes, and cutout swimsuits, or trikinis, have been really popular this past decade, so new models keep coming out every summer. This one has a very vivid yellow tone and a simple shape, complemented by the cutout piece in the middle that connects with two sets of tied strings.

16. Fringe Crochet Top and Denim Mini Skirt


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Picnic by the beach, or beach party
  • Pair With: A string necklace with a sea-themed pendant, large hoop earrings, long strap sandals in cream light brown, a sun hat, and a beach tote

Crochet clothing looks fantastic and offers a different look than a regular fabric top would. Of course, you can buy them already done, but if you have a knack for arts and crafts, why not try to create your own? Whichever option you decide, this outfit only consists of a gorgeous crochet piece in any shape, but in this case, it’s a crop top, and a short denim skirt. You could even wear this over a bikini, but it’s better to keep it far from salty water so it can last for years.

17. Leopard Print Bikini and Shirt


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim
  • Pair With: A leather choker, white or brown flip-flops or sandals, sunglasses, and string bracelets

You probably remember a while ago when leopard print was everywhere. Leggings, shirts, accessories, shoes, pants, underwear, you name it. And it might have been overused since, after the craze, there was a period in which people rarely picked it, and it was even slightly frowned upon. But if recent times have taught us anything is that old trends are coming back, so it’s not unusual to see leopard print anymore. This simple outfit combines a strapless leopard print bikini that can be worn with an oversized or regular-sized white shirt.

18. Bohemian Midi Dress


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual or smart casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, beach photoshoot, or picnic by the shore
  • Pair With: Wedges or platform sandals, a sun hat, and a beach tote

Bohemian patterns used to be associated mainly with the hippie community, but that is not the case anymore. Nowadays, almost everyone owns an article of clothing with a bohemian pattern, and they make for great, simple outfits. This one features a simple midi dress with flutter sleeves and a cinched waist.

There are three main patterns used, added in stripes, which go wonderfully together. This dress focuses on pink, blue, yellow, and white tones, but you can find similar dresses with different color schemes and patterns.

19. Button up Maxi Dress


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual or smart casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, picnic by the shore, beach photoshoot, or beach party
  • Pair With: Long strap sandals or wedges, brown and white scrunchies around the wrists, sunglasses, and a sun hat

This outfit is ideal if you like the comfort and simplicity of a dress over your swimwear but still want to remain classy. The dress goes down to just above the ankle, but if you’re tall it will be more midi than maxi, which looks good too.

The large engraved buttons start almost at the hip so you can walk freely and show off your legs. And the brown pattern gives it a vintage vibe that will combine perfectly with long strap sandals.

20. Tied-Side Mini Skirt and Bikini Top


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim, picnic by the shore, or beach walk
  • Pair With: Orange or brown sandals, string bracelets, sunglasses, and an ankle bracelet

The good thing about this outfit is that you may not even need to buy anything. The bikini will cover the top section, but a swimsuit or trikini would work too. The bottom part is a simple skirt that ties on the side, and you can buy a skirt for this purpose, or you can use your beach towel if it’s a square. Just join two corners of the towel and then wrap the long part around your waist, tying the edges.

21. Tie-Dye Maxi Dress


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, going for a swim, picnic by the shore, or beach photoshoot
  • Pair With: White sandals, preferably with a long strap, string bracelets, a sun hat, and a string necklace with a shell as a pendant

This simple outfit consists simply of a tie-dye maxi dress that you can wear over your swimwear. The good thing about tie-dye is that not only can you buy finished pieces, but you can also make your own. There are countless tutorials online on how to do it, so if you’re into doing a bit of DIY, you will love creating your own pieces. You can even try mixing different colors, and all you need is a plain piece of clothing such as a white dress or t-shirt.

22. Bandeau Top and Palazzo Pants


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim, walk on the beach, or picnic-style mal by the shore
  • Pair With: A sun hat, sunglasses, white sandals, and a string necklace with a precious gem as a pendant

The beauty of this look is in the contrast between the very small top and the flowy pants. The bandeau top has a cutout detail in the middle, and it may be a simple crop top if you’re not going for a swim or a bikini top.

Either way, the model is super cute and very minimalist. On the bottom, you have palazzo pants, in either a plain color or a pattern.

23. Bikini and Shirred Shirt


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim
  • Pair With: Light brown flip-flops, a sun hat, sunglasses, and an ankle bracelet

A shirt can be used in many ways, from casual attire to formal, with shorts, jeans, or linen pants, and of course, as a swimwear cover-up. This outfit features a very simple bikini with a shirred shirt over it. A shirred shirt has some benefits that a regular linen shirt doesn’t, the fabric is stretchier, therefore more comfortable, and it hugs the body, accentuating your figure. If you also want something to cover the bottom, you can go for denim or cotton shorts.

24. Balloon Sleeve Crop Top and Denim Shorts


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, picnic by the shore, beach photoshoot, or beach party
  • Pair With: Statement earrings with thick hoop pendants, wedges or platform sandals, golden jewelry, and oversized sunglasses

If you like the concept of wearing shorts and a top, but you prefer to steer clear from oversimplicity, this outfit has you covered. All you need is denim shorts and a top that’s a bit more special than a straight cut and plain color. In this case, the crop top has a V-neck held together by a belt buckle, and large balloon sleeves.

Although you can wear this over your swimwear and go for a swim, this is a versatile outfit that’s good for all occasions.

25. Satin Maxi Dress


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  • Type of Outfit: Smart casual or formal
  • Occasion: Beach party or beach photoshoot
  • Pair With: Heeled sandals, silver jewelry, and either a denim jacket or a thin blazer if it gets a bit colder in the evening

Satin isn’t for everyone. It clings to the body and it’s not very stretchy, so some people prefer more comfortable options, but it is undeniable how amazing a nice satin dress can make you look. If you don’t mind abdicating from the flow and loose fit of a cotton dress, this outfit may be the one for you. And it’s pretty simple too, all you need is a satin maxi dress, in any color you like. If you’re feeling frisky, you can even go for a shorter dress.

26. Leopard Print Two-Piece Set


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Beach party, picnic by the shore, or beach photoshoot
  • Pair With: A leopard print scrunchie around your wrist, or tying your hair up, brown sandals, an ankle bracelet, sunglasses, and a brown leather choker

This outfit can both be used as a cover-up, or as an original look. This two-piece set has a sleeveless and strapless crop top with a loose-fitting midi skirt with a slit almost from top to bottom. You might think that a whole outfit in leopard print is a bit excessive, but it works surprisingly well, especially at the beach, where the colors of the print mix with the background and give you an overall wild and in sync with nature look.

27. Mesh Sweater and Denim Shorts


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, picnic by the shore, or going for a swim
  • Pair With: A beach tote, sunglasses, a sun hat, an ankle bracelet, and white or pink flip-flops

Who said knitted sweaters were meant only for the cold seasons? When it comes to outfits, the only limitation is your imagination, so if you want to wear a cute sweater to the beach, there is a way to do it. If your knitted sweater has thin thread and loose stitching, it becomes a mesh sweater that is perfectly suitable for warm weather. All you need to do is combine one of them with denim shorts and you’re good to go.

28. Mom Shorts, Crop Top, and Shirred Shirt


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach or picnic by the shore
  • Pair With: Sunglasses, white sandals, silver jewelry, and a floral hairband

The “mom” design came to us as a blessing, and most of us probably wish that this trend never goes away. You get the neutral color and look of denim, mixed with the bagginess you only get from palazzo pants or sweatpants.

These shorts are fairly simple and have some length, so you can walk around in the sun without worrying about friction burns on your thighs. You can combine them with your favorite crop top and a shirt, and you have a casual yet fashionable look.

29. Front Tie Bikini Top and Striped Shorts


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim, exercise or group sports, or beach walk
  • Pair With: White sandals, sunglasses, and a scrunchie around the wrist, or holding up a high bun

Here’s another classic beach look. A bikini and shorts are perhaps the obvious choice and most people’s go-to, but this seemingly plain combination can be done in many different ways, so it can have a little twist to differentiate it from the crowd. This one mixes a white bikini top that ties at the front, with striped cotton shorts for maximum comfort. The little bow at the front of the bikini bra and very colorful shorts are what make this outfit a stunner.

30. Asymmetrical Crop Top and Front Slit Satin Skirt


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Beach photoshoot, picnic by the shore, or beach party
  • Pair With: Long strap sandals in brown or white, a floral hairband, sunglasses, golden jewelry, and an ankle bracelet

If you’re a satin lover and always jump at the opportunity of wearing a cute satin piece, you will love this outfit. Unlike the satin maxi dress outfit, this one lets you mix a front slit satin maxi skirt with a different type of fabric to make the look even more special. This one is combined with a shirred crop top with a floral pattern and one sleeve only, but any crop top would look amazing as long as the colors don’t clash with the skirt.

31. Ruffled One-Piece Swimsuit


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim
  • Pair With: A black or dark green scrunchie to tie your hair up in a bun, or wear around your wrists, sunglasses, a sun hat, and an oversized shirt to wear over the swimsuit

Swimwear is arguably the most important element of a beach look, so this one isn’t as much of an outfit idea as it is a swimwear idea. This one-piece swimsuit is backless and has a deep V-neck, with ruffle details coming from the chest part.

The tropical pattern has a darker color palette than a traditional beach outfit, relying on dark green, orange, and black rather than fluorescent and bright tones. This piece is so classy that you could wear denim shorts or a skater skirt over it and go to a restaurant after a day at the beach.

32. Pleated Skirt and Crop Top Set


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  • Type of Outfit: Smart casual
  • Occasion: Beach party or beach photoshoot
  • Pair With: A black handbag, wedges or heeled sandals, sunglasses, silver jewelry, and a denim crop jacket if it gets colder in the evening

After having a look at a darker outfit, there’s nothing better than to contrast it with bright, fluorescent tones. This two-piece set consists of a midi pleated skirt with a matching crop top. The crop top has subtle embroidery details on the straps and bottom part in black, so for better results you should pick black shoes, too. The rest of the outfit has a vibrant green and blue pattern that is the perfect mix between floral and tropical.

33. Bohemian Pants and Crop Top


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, picnic by the shore, or beach party
  • Pair With: Sunglasses, a white sun hat, a brown leather choker, string bracelets, and brown sandals with white straps

Even those of us without a bohemian style sometimes appreciate the odd bohemian piece. Let’s face it, the patterns, fabrics, and models are absolutely gorgeous, so it’s no wonder most people want to indulge in the style every now and then. This outfit features a simple white crop top combined with bohemian pants. The pants have a subtle floral pattern in red and rusty yellow, and have spangles that run around the waist, down both legs, and line the bottom of the pants.

34. Split Dress With Pom Pom Details


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Picnic by the shore, going for a swim, or beach party
  • Pair With: Sunglasses, a beach tote, light brown sandals, an ankle bracelet, and a hairband matching the color of the dress

This gorgeous look consists simply of a duster kimono that ties around the waist, looking like a maxi dress in the end. There are two long slits that start on the waist and go down each leg, so you’re not completely covered and get the same freedom to move as you would from a shorter skirt. The edges are covered with rows of tiny pom-poms, but even if these are not your style, they’re so small that they only add charm.

35. Long-Sleeved Romper


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, picnic by the shore, beach party, or going for a swim
  • Pair With: Sunglasses, string bracelets or golden jewelry, and white sandals or flip-flops

There are many reasons why you would opt for wearing long sleeves to the beach. Maybe you’re very sensitive to the sun and appreciate the extra coverage, maybe it’s a bit chilly and you’re just going for a walk or a picnic, or maybe you just don’t like to show your arms. You don’t need to worry about a thing. This long-sleeved romper is the cutest and will hopefully cater to your needs. The pattern shows lemons and leaves over a white background, so you can pick green, white, or yellow for your accessories.

36. Halter Neck Top and Frayed Denim Shorts


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, picnic by the shore, exercise or group sports, or going for a swim
  • Pair With: White sandals, a beach tote, sunglasses, and a baby pink scrunchie to tie your hair up or wear around your wrist

This outfit combines classic denim shorts with a halter neck top. The halter neck design provides maximum coverage of your chest, and elongates your torso so if you enjoy exploring new tricks to make you look a bit taller, this is a great tip. The top is tie-dyed with light pink and white, which combines really well with light denim. You can even find halter neck swimwear if you want to switch the top with a swimsuit.

37. Halter Neck Trapeze Dress


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Picnic by the shore or going for a swim
  • Pair With: White or light brown sandals, sunglasses, a floral hairband, and string bracelets

Since we’re on the subject of halter necks, this cute short dress will look gorgeous over your swimwear. The dress is easy to dress and undress, and it’s so loose-fitting that you’ll be extra comfortable. The color is a faded blue, almost like old denim, so the dress isn’t meant to stand out, but if you want, you could tie-bleach it to add a personal touch. Plus, making and adapting our own clothes give an incredible amount of satisfaction.

38. Layered Dress


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual or smart casual
  • Occasion: Picnic by the shore, going for a swim, or beach party
  • Pair With: White or light brown sandals, sunglasses, a sun hat, string bracelets, and a denim jacket if you’re going to a party

Just look at how adorable this dress is; you will look like a doll wearing it. The top part has simple straps and a cut like a cami, and the bottom is just as simple, except the waist is cinched, and then there’s an extra layer down the middle of the skirt. The cream yellow color adds a sense of calmness and connection with nature as the dress mixes with the color of the sand at the beach.

39. Chiffon Cover-Up Skirt and One Piece Swimsuit


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim or beach photoshoot
  • Pair With: Sunglasses, a black sun hat, and black sandals

This look combines a swimsuit with a simple yet glamorous add-on, a chiffon cover-up. The swimsuit itself is already something special, with half being a strong red, and the other half a white leopard print. It has a deep V-neck cut and straps that go around the neck, cross at the back, and tie around the waist. The chiffon cover-up is black and see-through, and it doesn’t go completely around the ways, instead, it sits at the back like a dress tail.

40. Wrap Shorts and Crochet Crop Top


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Picnic by the shore, beach party, going for a swim, or beach photoshoot
  • Pair With: White sandals, sunglasses, and an ankle bracelet

If you don’t have a set style and just wear whatever you love, this outfit will intrigue you. It’s almost like a clash between styles, with the shorts representing a casual, comfortable side, and the top representing girly glamour. The shorts have a flap that wraps around the waist so it looks like a skirt from the front, and the crochet crop top has a V-neck cut and should be worn over a white bikini for better results.

41. Lace Two-Piece Set


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  • Type of Outfit: Smart casual
  • Occasion: Beach party or going for a swim
  • Pair With: Sunglasses, platform or flat brown sandals, golden jewelry, and a hairband matching the color of the set

Since we’re on the subject of crochet, we can similarly explore a crocheted lace outfit. The main difference is that a crochet piece can only be done manually, whilst crocheted lace can be done in bulk by a machine. But that doesn’t make it any less special: you’d wear crochet for exclusivity, but crocheted lace is more comfortable, especially since you don’t have to worry about pulling a thread and ruining the whole thing. This simple crocheted lace two-piece set has an aqua blue color and would look beautiful over a white bikini.

42. Striped Pants and Spaghetti Strap Top


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual or smart casual
  • Occasion: Picnic by the shore, walk on the beach, or beach party
  • Pair With: Brown or black sandals, sunglasses, a sun hat, silver jewelry, and either a kimono or a thin blazer for the evening

This outfit is meant to suit all your needs. You can go to a nice restaurant for lunch before heading to the beach, where you can go for a swim as you may wear swimwear underneath, and you can go directly to a party after and still look the part. The striped pants are secured at the waist by a strap of fabric matching the pants, and the spaghetti strap top has five little buttons at the front to add a little bit of class.

43. Shirred Two Piece Set


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Beach party or going for a swim
  • Pair With: White sandals, sunglasses, a beach tote, and silver jewelry

This gorgeous two-piece set has a light purple color and is shirred all over. Shirred fabric can feel really nice to the touch, and it’s very comfortable as it tends to be stretchy, however, it may not feel as nice if it’s wet as it will cling too much to the body, so just keep that in mind if you’re going for a swim. The shorts are very high-waisted and the top is a bandeau, so it’s ideal if you’re going for something minimal.

44. Long Sleeve Bodysuit


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Going for a swim or beach party
  • Pair With: Sunglasses, an ankle bracelet, black sandals, and short or a skirt to wear over the bodysuit

You would usually see this model of swimwear worn by surfers, but you don’t need to get on a board and ride the waves to sport this fantastic look. I mean, a long-sleeved swimsuit? Sounds unlikely, and we’re here for it.

You’ll stand out from the crowd and catch the eye of anyone you encounter, so if you love that kind of attention, give this one a go. Not only is it long-sleeved, but it has a tiny turtleneck, so the design is quite modest, which is then contrasted by the fluorescent green color.

45. Two-Toned Duster


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual or smart casual
  • Occasion: Beach party, beach photoshoot, going for a swim, or picnic by the shore
  • Pair With: Black or white sandals, a black handbag, sunglasses, a sun hat, and silver jewelry

This outfit follows the same concept as the split dress with pom details one, it’s a duster kimono that when secured in the middle turns into a maxi dress. This one has buttons almost along its entire length, and a strap of fabric that ties at the waist.

What makes this outfit special different however, is that half has a white background and black vertical stripes, and the other half has a white background and light pink vertical stripes.

46. Crocheted Lace Crop Top and Tie-Dye Palazzo Pants


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Picnic by the shore, going for a swim, or walk on the beach
  • Pair With: Sunglasses, a beach tote, a sun hat, string bracelets, and white sandals

This outfit is quite similar to the wrap shorts and crochet crop top outfit, in more ways than one. It too combines two different styles, and both feature a gorgeous crochet crop top. This one, however, is made of crocheted lace which gives it a more casual feel. The palazzo pants are tie-dyed with light blue and dark purple and have an added belt made of the same fabric as the pants.

47. Striped Mini Skirt and Cold Shoulder Top


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Beach party, picnic by the shore, or going for a swim
  • Pair With: Light brown sandals, sunglasses, a sun hat, and a light brown leather choker

If you’re looking for something cute and simple to take to the beach and then to a party, give this one a go. The mini skirt is made of non-stretchy fabric, which may be slightly uncomfortable at times, but it’s a short skirt so it shouldn’t bother you much. It has vertical stripes all over, of various colors with no discernible pattern of a color palette. The top has a cold-shoulder design and a bright red color that does combine with some stripes on the skirt.

48. Bikini and Overalls


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Walk on the beach, going for a swim, or picnic by the shore
  • Pair With: Light brown sandals, a straw sun hat, a straw beach tote, and an ankle bracelet

Overalls are a fairly recent trend. They were all over the place a few decades ago, but they almost disappeared for a while there, and we are very glad they’re back. This outfit takes a bikini of any model and color, so it’s entirely up to you to pick your favorite, along with loose overall shorts. The fabric is not stretchy, which can be a bother, but they’re so loose-fitting that you should get all the freedom to move as you need.

49. Tie-Neck Crop Top and Jeans


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  • Type of Outfit: Casual
  • Occasion: Beach party, or walk on the beach
  • Pair With: White or brown sandals, sunglasses, a sun hat, and string bracelets

If you’re the kind of person who wears jeans all year round, no matter the weather or the occasion, do not worry, there is something here for you too. This outfit combines jeans in an eggshell or light grey tone, and a tie-neck crop top. The crop top can be bought, or you can grab a thin towel and make your own. In this case, half ended up being red and the other half orange, and the contrast is great even though those two colors wouldn’t go well together conventionally.

50. Angel Sleeve Romper


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  • Type of Outfit: formal/casual/smart casual
  • Occasion: Picnic by the shore, beach photoshoot, beach party, or going for a swim
  • Pair With: Long strap light brown sandals, a straw sun hat, a straw beach tote, sunglasses, and string bracelets

This romper is absolutely dreamy. It’s loose-fitting and flows so well it almost looks and feels like a dress, but the waist is accentuated by a strap of fabric made from the same material as the romper that ties around your torso.

The off-shoulder cut will allow you to tan without any lines if that’s what you prefer, otherwise you can always wear swimwear under it. And to top it off, the sleeves and blue tropical patterns will make you look like an angel fallen from the sky.

Complement Your Beach Outfit With Some Accessories

The beach tends to be a relaxing place. Most people pick the most comfortable outfit they have and go there to get away from their everyday stresses. But you can be comfortable and fashionable, so not only can you pick a stunning outfit, you can add some accessories to make them look even better.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are essential no matter where you’re going during the summer. Not only do they protect your eyes, but they’ll make you look amazing. You can go for a classic oversized model, or you can opt for trendy round sunglasses. Chances are you already have a favorite pair, but why not try something different this summer?

Sun Hats

Speaking of protection from the sun, sun hats should be as essential as sunglasses. It’ll help protect your head and face from direct sunlight and your skin will be grateful for it. Just pick a wide brim model for maxim protection and maximum style, straw hats are the most popular, but you can also find white wide-brim hats and other colors.

Beach Totes

You can technically use a beach tote all year long and take it anywhere, but it only really feels right at the beach. So make the most of the season by getting one of these beauties. You can go for the classic straw beach tote, or even get them in cute patterns to complement an outfit or make a statement by itself, like this gorgeous tropical beach tote.

Jewelry

You don’t need to worry much about jewelry, especially if you’re going for a swim, but string bracelets are always welcome and add a nice touch to any look. You can get a whole pack of 24 bracelets so you can either fill your wrists with them or wear a different one every time.

Ankle bracelets are an awesome option too, as you’ll always have your legs out so it’s the perfect opportunity to decorate them. This pack comes with both ankle bracelets and toe rings and it comes with enough pieces that you won’t have to worry about getting any more.

Sandals

If you don’t want to wear a classic pair of flip-flops, you can always wear sandals that are just as comfortable and light. They come in many shapes and forms, but the most basic are the ones that you just slip in, and the ones that go around your ankle.

Time to Enjoy the Water and Golden Sand

With so many outfits to choose from and the knowledge of how to complement them with stunning accessories, you’re ready to enjoy the summer in the best way possible – on the beach. Just remember to wear sunscreen!