How to Elevate Your Beach Style This Summer

Melissa Radford
by Melissa Radford

Now that the weather is beginning to warm up and summer is just around the corner, I thought now would be the perfect time to share some of the biggest trends and tips to keep you looking chic beachside. From statement swimwear to stylish coverups, keep reading for some summer inspo.

Sarongs, the versatile and effortlessly chic pieces, are making a comeback in recent years as the go-to fashion accessory to wear over swimwear. With their vibrant patterns or classic colour ways, and lightweight fabric, sarongs add a touch of bohemian charm to any beach or poolside outfit.

These fashionable wraps can be styled in multiple ways, whether tied around the waist as a skirt or draped over the shoulders as a dress, making them perfect for transitioning from sun-soaked days to breezy evenings. As fashion trends cycle back, sarongs have regained their popularity, offering a timeless and feminine appeal that compliments the carefree spirit of summer! Here's a link to the sarong I'm wearing and a l ink to a cute pink bikini to match!

Matching cover-up pieces are a fantastic way to elevate your beachwear style and create a cohesive and fashionable look. One option that demonstrates this is to pair your bikini with a matching midi skirt as I've showcased in this example. It makes for the perfect coordinated ensemble. By selecting a piece that features the same pattern or colour scheme of your swimwear, you effortlessly tie the entire look together. For those seeking versatility, you can also explore other matching pieces such as tops, shorts, sarongs, or even hair accessories. Embracing this trend allows you to showcase your fashion-forward mindset and attention to detail, making a stylish statement wherever your summer adventures take you!

Finally, nothing can beat a classic button up shirt as a versatile cover-up option. Opting for a cotton or linen material ensures maximum comfort and breathability, making it the perfect choice for hot summer days. Not only does it provide a stylish layer, but it also offers valuable protection from the sun and harmful UV rays, making it a must-have item in your beach bag. In this example, I specifically chose a colour that matched the print on my bikini, and I was delighted to see how it enhanced the floral details, adding the perfect touch to the overall look. Whether you wear it fully buttoned or tie it up at the waist, the button-up shirt is a timeless and practical piece that effortlessly combines fashion and functionality, making it an essential addition to your summer wardrobe.

With these trending cover-up options, you can now confidently embrace the sun-kissed days ahead, showcasing your impeccable style and unique personality at the beach or by the pool. From the resurgence of sarongs to the allure of matching sets and the versatility of a classic button-up shirt, there are endless possibilities to express your fashion sensibility this summer. So, grab your favorite bikini, experiment with different cover-up combinations, and enjoy the sunshine in style. Stay trendy, stay chic, and make this summer unforgettable!

These tips can be used to style pieces you already own or you can shop similar products to what I've used using the links in the text. Let me know if you try any of these pieces or have suggestions for something I should try! Make sure to follow me on instagram  @melissaradford and on TikTok  @melissaradford for more styling tips, beauty hacks, and wearable fashion!

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