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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Beach Beauties

T minus 4 days till I hit the beach in southwest Florida for a long Easter weekend and I am beyond excited! A little fun in the sun is much needed after this impossible winter. It's that time when a lot of people are heading to the beach, whether for Easter, spring break, or just to get away. 

Though "the beach" is a term used interchangeably, it's safe to say that aside from your swimsuit, most beachwear is not. What you wear in, for example, Palm Beach is probably not the same you'd wear to the beach in North Carolina. Each famous beach, from Malibu to St Barths to Nice, comes with its own wardrobe requirements. Of course my expertise is mostly limited to Florida beaches with a few jaunts to other beaches here and there, but if I had a beach trip around the world this is what I'd wear:

Palm Beach 
With the Breakers as your backdrop, go for subdued luxury with beachy accents. Cover on up and then you can stroll down Worth Avenue after working on your tan!

Inspiration: Jackie O!
And vintage Lilly!


Harbour Island
Hit the pink sand beaches in this small Bahamian island off Eleuthera. Keep the clothes casual but don't be afraid to add a few glamorous accessories.

Inspiration: Harbour Island resident India Hicks


Pucci beach towel; Sissy Yates Coral Necklace
 Necklace - Venus

Isle of Palms
Go for classic fabrics like seersucker and madras when you hit this beach near Charleston.

Inspiration: stylish South Carolinian Jenny Sanford

J Crew purple madras bikini; Seersucker playa dress

Merona Floppy Straw Hat; Ray Ban Aviators 
Product Image Merona® Lare Straw Floppy Hat - Tan 

Los Cabos
Embrace the ethnic-inspired patterns and highlight them with metallic accessories. Slip on a glamorous yet casual jersey dress after the beach and enjoy some margaritas at sunset!

Inspiration: Cabo aficianado Jennifer Anniston



Do you have any beach trips planned?


Pemberley said...

Great post. You really nailed each beach. Here's to sand in your toes!

The Redhead and her Pooch Lola said...

Love this post! I am leaving for a quaint and quiet beach in North Carolina tomorrow...Happy Easter!

Sarah said...

Love this post!!! Great ideas! I can't wait to head to Isle of Palms soon!

Blair said...

Fun post! I've been planning a beach trip with girlfriends and this really gets me in the mood for summer!

Rebecca said...

Easter is usually our unofficial beginning of beaching around here. I just noticed our supplies are looking a little ragged--why isn't anyone making cute beach chairs and umbrellas? Happy travels!

Lauren said...

beautiful! I'm headed to Vero Beach this weekend and need to pick up some of those items. I really love the purple madras bikini.

The Gimlet Eye said...

Great post! From one beach bum to another!

...trying to pick a beach for November already.

claire said... recently purchased this dress for the beach- thought you all might enjoy!

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