Aug 7, 2012

7 of the hottest beach styles this summer - guest post by Amy

Hi Ocean Dreamers!

Though I'm not off to the beach {I definitely wish I was}, I'm traveling again! So while I'm getting ready for yet another trip to both my sunny CA and very hot AZ, enjoy a guest post about ocean dreams {and amazing swimwear}, from Amy!


Written by Amy Carson. Amy is a swimwear enthusiast and a writer for Hapari Swimwear - Modest, Attractive Swimwear.

Summer is already in full swing, and with record temperatures across the country, beaches have been packed. Some beach goers are nailing it when it comes to the latest styles and fashions, and others are not. If you really want to make heads turn during your next trip to the beach this summer, I’d recommend taking advantage of these hot summer styles.
Oversized sunglasses.  Aviators are still in style this season, but so are oversized cat eyes. Sunglasses should help you make a statement and put a little attitude into your beach wear. Look for a pair with neon frames or rose-colored lenses. They’re as funky as they are functional.

The perfect swimsuit.  Finding the right swimsuit to fit your body and your personality can be a challenge. The good news is that this year there are plenty of incredible options for you to choose from—fringe, ruffles, crochet, bold patterns, and bright colors are all in style, as are classic Hollywood silhouettes. Look for suits with interesting details that will draw attention to your good areas and camouflage any problems that you may worry about. Personally, I think Hapari’s swimwear does this particularly well—my favorite is the cinch tankini with ruffles. So cute!
Pretty cover-up.  This season, cover-ups are short, loose, and light. Go for a breezy, white or bright-colored cover-up that you can pair with shorts or a loose skirt when needed. I also like sarong wraps for their versatility. You can throw one on for some extra coverage when strolling along the beach and then be perfectly prepared to go out to lunch.
Killer sandals.  Cute flip flops are classic, but if you’re really looking for footwear to make you stand out this summer, opt for something with a bit more structure. Try bejeweled gladiator sandals or metallic thong sandals. These have the advantage of staying on your feet a little better than basic flip-flops, and they don’t fling as much sand.

Statement jewelry. I love accessorizing my beach look with jewelry. It adds an air of puttogetheredness that’s hard to achieve any other way. Beach jewelry should be simple and earth-toned.  I like wearing wooden statement necklaces, turquoise rings, copper bracelets, or casual brass ear hoops. Choose one piece that works with your outfit every day you’re at the beach for a look that will have everyone talking about your great style.
Summer-inspired nail art.  The nail art trend is still going strong, and no season does it better than summer. Try putting some scrumptious strawberries on your toe nails for a fun nod to seasonal juiciness, or use cool blue design to remind you of the waves. If you’re not in to extreme nail decoration, that’s okay. Play around with summer colors, like neon or metallic. Have fun experimenting with different combinations and looks until you find something that works for you.

Beach bag and essentials.  Ah, what day at the beach is complete without a big, beautiful beach bag to pull the entire thing together? Look for a bag that’s large enough to carry all your essentials—sunscreen, tanning lotion, lip balm, reading material, towels, etc. You don’t even have to try to match your cover-up or your sandals—just get something fun that works for you.
There you have it, my seven hottest beach styles for this summer. 

What are your favorite summertime styles?

Thanks so much for the guest post Amy!


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