If you are anything like us, your summer mornings go something like this: you pick up your daily coffee, you hit the office, and then you start daydreaming about a day at the beach. Sounds familiar, right? Well, allow us to indulge you with two perfect outfits for a mini-vacation or a weekend at the beach. For the playful side of your personality, we have a series of bold and bright pieces—from a colorful triangle bikini to a sturdy beach bag that will hold your iPod, your beach read, and a towel or two. For the softer side of your personality, we have a set of pretty pastel pieces that work double-duty. Yes, when you are done at the beach, this look will easily transition to the bar for a sunset cocktail or two! And as if you needed a reason to set out on a shopping spree, just remember that several of these pieces come with practical perks. That lip gloss? Filled with SPF! That oversized hat? How else will you protect yourself from the sun this summer? On that note, click inside to check out the pieces you need to create these two perfect beach-ready outfits.
1. Sophia Sunglasses ($128) by Selima Sun for J Crew. 2. Harris Chain-Heeled Sunglasses ($56) by Topshop. 3. Astral Crochet Bikini ($158) by Anna Kosturova. 4. Black Wide-Brim Hat ($26) by Zara. 5. Multi-Stripe Shopper Bag ($278) by House of Holland.
1. Bow-Embellished Bandeau Swimsuit ($245) by Miu Miu. 2. Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Shine City ($7) by Revlon. 3. Pastel Striped Cover-Up Dress ($395) by Shoshanna. 4. Leather Wedge Sandals ($90) by Mango. 5. Zig Zag Beach Bag ($41) by River Island.