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The 5 Best Outfits to Pack for Every Beach Vacation, for Girls and Guys

Whether your day at the beach is all about rest, relaxation, and cultivating the perfect sun-kissed glow, or diving deep into the waves, a Jetsetter always looks stylish on the sand. No matter what beach style you prefer, scroll on for the perfect outfits to complement your vibe.

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For a sporty beachgoer:

Plan on starting up a volleyball tourney on the sand or boogie boarding in the sea? You’ll want a look that moves with you. For the ladies, a paddlesuit from Lululemon will do the trick, and for dudes, Patagonia’s durable swim trunks are key.

Women’s Active Beach Outfit

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Men’s Active Beach Outfit

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For a trendy beach bum:

If you’d rather sprawl out in a lounger and get your tan on (and maybe snap a selfie or two for the ‘gram), we won’t judge. Trendy suits like this chic Reformation bikini and these lip-printed Topman trunks are sure to turn heads.

Women’s Sunbathing Outfit for the Beach

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Men’s Sunbathing Outfit for the Beach

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For a stylish boater:

For those who like to be on the water rather than in the water, these boating looks are perfect. Anchors aweigh!

Women’s Boating Trip Outfit

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Men’s Boating Trip Outfit

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For a beach bar enthusiast:

After your day in the sun, hightail it to happy hour with these versatile day-to-drinks transitional outfits. We’re all about a billowy maxi that can function as a cover-up, and swim trunks that pass for shorts when paired with a nice top.

Women’s Beach-to-Bar Outfit

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Men’s Beach-to-Bar Outfit

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For a nighttime beach stroller:

An evening post-bar walk by the water is made even better with a stylish outfit. Girls, we love this lightweight baby-doll mini paired with white sandals. Guys, this breezy cotton button-down is the way to go (it comes in 64 prints!).

Women’s Evening Walk on the Beach Outfit

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Men’s Evening Walk on the Beach Outfit

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