It’s that time of the year again! Time to pack our bags and hit the beaches for a holiday. And what better way to spend a holiday by the beach than with our loved ones? While we are sipping coconut water or taking a few dips in the ocean, the chances are a camera will surface and a few ‘postcard worthy’ shots will need to be clicked. So, here are ten summery hot options to adorn on your beach holiday to ensure every picture goes into the album as perfect.
Max coverage, max style
If its a beach holiday then even before you reach for your swimsuit, pack your maxi dresses. Sure, shorts and tank tops are cute on the beach however, nothing says elegant on the beach more than a maxi. Not only will these dresses look great in pictures, but they will also provide a little more coverage from the sun. Opt for spaghetti strap variants for some serious summer goals.
You’ve got to love a gorgeous cover-up. We suggest one with a slight bohemian influence to it. The embroidery on these add an interesting detail to outfit pictures and provide a free-spirit persona to your attire. If a boho-cover up is slightly out of sync with your personality then opt for a printed one; they are just as lovely.
Not Just White
Contrary to popular opinion, you can wear lots of colors to the beach apart from white. Some of the shades that picture well are the blues, pinks, oranges and even seaweed greens. The idea is to match your outfits with hues that complement the ocean and the sky that are your background for the most part of the trip. While white is very beachy, do not be shy to try an array of bright colors.
Bring on the drama
White & black attires can get a tad bit monotonous, so spruce up your holiday with an interesting print in your outfit. Paisley, checks, polka dots or just plain squiggly lines will work for this look. A word of caution here though: make sure that the rest aren’t dressed in printed clothes as you don’t want the patterns to clash in the pictures.
Stylish and functional
While a gorgeous holiday tan is more than welcome, a sunburnt look is just not modish. Protect yourself from strong rays with a stylish straw hat. The hat can make a simple shorts and t-shirt duo a hit too. Cue the running towards the camera bit with the hat slightly flying away, for a dreamy holiday postcard shot.
More than barefoot
Being barefoot is the obvious choice on the beach but when the sand heats up during the day, you need to protect your feet with some sandals. Choose a bright colored pair to match your outfit and bring out a fun element.
Skip the white pairs
For all you men out there, a pair of cotton shorts to stay cool at your beach destination is the best option. How about you steer things away from the obvious white ones and opt for more subtle pastel hues? These will not only look smashing in the family picture but also seem like you made an effort apart from the usual khakis.
No Polos on the beach
We love the polo shirts we do but a printed shirt especially a flannel one will make such for a good-looking outfit. The print will highlight the simple oceanic background and keep you looking great at sunsets too. Wear it unbuttoned over a white t-shirt for casual layering.
Photogenic all over
Holiday pictures will either go on the refrigerator back home or will be posted to FaceBook to get as many likes as possible. Why not pack a ravishing outfit for these beachy photo-sessions so you can give people something to look at? Choose an outfit that has character to it in the form of ruffles, prints, color or even length. A flowy dress is a good bet. After the pictures are taken you can strut down to a nice romantic dinner by the beach in the same outfit. Win-win.
What every girl cannot do without
Now if we talk about beach outfits, the obvious options will involve a swimsuit or two. Make every one of them count by investing in a figure-flattering one-piece or a two-piece bikini in a color that complements what the other family members are wearing. When the camera surfaces, throw on a light printed cover up/sarong and we guarantee there will be a lot of good looking pictures.
We love beach holidays and we love the photos from these holidays even more. By incorporating the outfit suggestions above, you’re sure to look like a beach model in every one of them. Happy travels.