From Beach to Après Chic

You never know where the day will take you after the beach…so be prepared to go from sun & sand to dinner and drinks. Here’s a few style tips to make your beach wear turn into nighttime chic.

1. Dresses

Dresses are easy to wear on the beach because they’re light and easy to take off to soak up the sun. Dresses take you from  casual or dressy-making them ideal for any Après Beach.

Maxi Dresses

white embroidered maxi dress print maxi dress for resort

The bohemian look in a maxi dress is ideal to be beach chic. Add wedges or strappy sandals to take you from beach to bar and be dolled-up.

Midi Dresses

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Midi Dresses with waist accentuation are figure flattering and the flowy-ness of the dress takes you from beach to dinner or cocktails. Slip dresses glide over a bathing suit looking chic with simple accessories, such as gladiator sandals, a bright clutch or chunky statement necklace.

Mini Dress

resort wear pink off the shoulder mini dress white off the shoulder dress

Off-the-shoulder is on trend for summer, super beach-y but easily dresses up.

2. Jewelry

Bulky jewelry isn’t comfortable to wear on the beach but upgrades your beach style taking easily you from beach to bar, so throw a few simple pieces in your beach tote. For daytime beach chic, wear midi rings, light bracelets, and delicate long earrings for minimalist glam.

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French Connection | ModCloth | ADMK JewelryChalcedony Ring

3. Shoes

If carrying a big beach tote, add some wedges, strappy or gladiator sandals in the bag to elevate your style when leaving the beach.

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Michael Kors | Kate Spade

For more beach wear and resort styles, check out resort wear from beach to brunch and chic one-piece swimsuits

Post written by Megan Marine, F.I.T.