Long gone are the days when beach outfits consisted of baggy T shirts and the first pair of shorts that comes into our hands. Nowadays, looking good at the beach is just as important as on other occasions. Still, beach life should be easy, fun loving and absolutely free from stress so you cannot spend an hour figuring out what you are going to wear.

There are a number of ways you can look stunning at the beach while remaining true to the effortless mood that comes with the beach life and below are five style pieces that can help you achieve this look, so that the next time you are heading to the beach you can just wear and go!

The playsuit

Nothing is as easy going and as effortless as a playsuit. This one piece is perfect to wear over your swimwear and so on trend. The playsuit can be put on or taken off easily so you can go from lying on the beach in your bikini to eating at the beach restaurant in your playsuit. This on trend piece is everywhere these days and in every kind of material from linen, to lace, cotton and even denim so you have a myriad of options to play with.

The wrap dress

Rather than taking a large scarf and struggling to figure out how to wrap your body to hide certain problem areas, why not go for a wrap dress that will do the same thing but in a faster way. Wrap dresses are flattering for so many body shapes and it is a style that belongs as much at the work place as it does on the beach. Go for a bold and bright colour like these wrap dresses from Spell and the Gypsy and stay true to your chic style even at the beach.

Skirts with thigh high slits

There are some trends which you may not be able to get away with on the street but which you can get away with at the beach. Thigh high slits are so on trend this season but if you are uncomfortable wearing them as a day or night look, try this trend at the beach for daring style.

Slip into a kaftan

A kaftan is the best way to cover up your body if you are not comfortable showing so much skin all day long. From embellished collars to sheer fabrics and even bold patterns, kaftans are easy to wear, they are light for those warm temperatures and they will make any body conscious girl feel at ease at the beach while still being on trend.

Don’t forget to accessorize

Heading to the beach does not mean you should forget to accessorize. Instead of going for precious jewelry however, go for pieces that are practical and style approved. Panama or wide brimmed hats, the perfect pair of sunglasses; a stunning hold all bag and embellished sandals are all great pieces that will take your beach outfit to the next level while making your day easier.

– By Regina