If you’re off to a hot and sunny beach retreat any time soon, then you’ll have already sorted out your essentials: beach hair and beauty products, a gorgeous swimming costume, a stylish going out wardrobe and some fabulous shoes and accessories too. But what about those relaxed days when you want to go straight from bar to beach, without nipping back to your room to get changed? Something simple but stylish, trendy but not too complicated, is great for beach-to-bar outfits, and can be packed easily in your bag ready for the beach.
Beach cover-ups normally mean a sarong or tunic, thrown on over your bikini, and these can look really stylish: we like the colourful Coleen Printed Beach Cover-up, with a cute pom pom trim and flattering drawstring waist, or the sophisticated South Deco Graphic Metallic Tunic Dress in black and gold. But there’s no reason why a simple, easy-to-fold dress or jumpsuit can’t be the perfect beach cover-up – you just need to find the right one!
The South Dresses (2 pack) in a plain and striped colourway are ideal for the beach: fitted, breathable, stylish and still can be rolled away into your bag easily. The South Strappy Cotton Sun Dress in pretty pink or soft blue is also a lovely choice; both dresses are especially flattering if you’re a pear or hourglass shape. Simple jersey dresses, like the South Pull-on Strapless Dresses (2 Pack) are fantastic for beach-to-bar wear: pair with chunky gold jewellery and glittering sandals for a simple but pretty holiday look.
If evenings are a little cooler, then a maxi dress is your go-to outfit: the South Channel Maxi and the South Stripe Halter Maxi Dress both work this season’s bold and bright pattern trends and are super-simple to slip on after a day at the beach. Sandals or stacked wedges work well with maxi dresses, and keep the jewellery long and glittering to echo the lines of the dress.
If you want something for your beach-to-bar wear that’s bang on-trend and needs few accessories, then a jumpsuit or playsuit is the way to go. The South Wrap Front Jumpsuit, in a tribal-inspired black and brown diamond print, is elegant and sophisticated: pair with black wedge sandals and a statement necklace for your night time look. For a more sportswear-inspired choice, then go for the South Geo Print Jumpsuit with black trousers and a contrasting printed top. The trousers look great full length or turned up, and pair with a chunky belt and some shoulder-grazing earrings for an edgy, modern look.
What’s your perfect beach to bar look – a pretty summer dress or trendy jumpsuit? Don’t forget to have a look at the rest of our holiday wardrobe here on Littlewoods!