Dressing in the right beach clothing for beach vacations is important. Avoid dark coloured clothing, tight-fitting dresses or ill-fitting swimsuits.
A rash guard is a must to protect you from the sun’s harsh rays. Wear it with a pair of shorts and a kimono cover up to transition from day to night at the beach.
Linen is the go-to fabric for sun and sand, with a natural look that’s both casual and sophisticated. Skip the baggy versions and instead opt for a tailored fit that will allow you to enjoy the fabric’s natural creases for a vacay-ready style that flatters your figure.
For a shirt that can take you from the beach to a restaurant, a trip to the shop or even just running some errands, opt for a linen polo shirt like this one from Quince. The short sleeves and relaxed collar provide a more polished silhouette for your daytime outfit, while the cotton blend is soft to the touch and comfortable against the skin.
While it may seem counterintuitive to bring anything but a swimsuit and sun hat to the beach, bringing a light coverup can make the experience much more comfortable. This is particularly true if you’re planning on spending any time doing water sports.
A basic half sleeve t-shirt is perfect for casual wear on the beach. The sleeves allow you to stay cool without getting overheated, and they’re also helpful for gents who don’t feel confident going shirtless or with an open button up shirt.
Avoid wearing dark fabrics to the beach as they can absorb heat more easily and take a long time to dry. Instead opt for lighter colors, such as a pique cotton polo shirt and tailored chinos. These look sharp while still remaining crease free.
Strut along the beach in style with our on-trend collection of summer beachwear. Whether tanning or sipping cocktails at the beach bar, there is an outfit to suit every mood and occasion. From a light embroidered tunic dress to beach style kaftans, there is something for all tastes and skin tones.
Made with organic cotton and original ocean-inspired designs, these shirts are the perfect addition to warm-weather wardrobes. Made in the UK and shipped with paper bin bags to do a plastic-free beach clean, these tees make perfect gifts for anyone who loves to spend time by the sea. Available in sizes new born to 10 years. Wash cool and dry gently. Avoid tumble drying. Iron on medium heat if necessary.
Unless you have the boundless energy of a labrador and can swim, lounge and walk around all day in your swim shorts, then you’ll probably want to wear something that will look just as good when you get out of the water. Look for a lightweight cotton blend or linen that’s quick-drying to ease the transition from water to land.
Chinos are a versatile trouser option that can be worn with anything from sneakers to shoes depending on your mood. In navy blue or tan they look great with a casual top and sandals and are a smarter alternative to jeans if you’re heading out for dinner.
If you’re looking for a trendy style that’s more formal than the flip-flop then try pairing a pair of tailored chinos with a pique polo shirt and a blazer with dress shoes. This is a smart and stylish look that wouldn’t look out of place on the deck of a luxury cruise ship or yacht.
Polo Shirts & Tailored Trousers
Often pigeonholed as the swim shorts fabric of choice, a striped polo shirt and tailored trousers look just as cool at the beach as they do at a restaurant. A classic pique cotton style such as this one from Vineyard Vines comes fitted with a three-button placket, which can be left undone to keep the look casual.
When it comes to selecting a polo, think about setting and situation – brighter shades tend to have a more casual bent while darker shades are easier to dress up. As a rule of thumb, avoid polos with large logos, which read as schlumpy and dumpy. Also, eschew those with breast pockets unless they are secured. They can easily sag and misshapen, detracting from the sharpness of a polo.