Your Beach Style Needs an Upgrade
It's time to take stock of your beach wardrobe — after all, you've still got more than a month left of summer! Mimi Lombardo rounds up the coolest shades, flirtiest caftans, most stylish bathing suits (for men and women) and more.
Miu Miu sunglasses
Rock these Miu Miu black frames in the ultra-chic round shape of the season by the brand that exudes Italian sophistication. You'll look fashion ready while keeping the rays at bay. $204
These collapsible Persols have that rebellious retro-style (let's not forget they were a favorite of bad-boy actor Steve McQueen). Who doesn't want to channel a little Hollywood-cool when at the beach? $272
Izod swim trunks
Izod’s lobster motif swim trunks in blue, green and preppy pink are both understated and whimsical — and perfect for a classic New England escape. $35.49
Theodora & Callum caftan
You can feel the cool ocean breezes through this whisper thin gauze caftan by Theodora & Callum. The paisley printed cover-up in linen and viscose works for both the beach as well as a casual dinner, with some well-placed accessories. $136.50
It's all about the one-piece these days. This OndadeMar suit in a blue and white mosaic print incorporates hand-embroidery detailing in nylon spandex. The contrast back design is the cherry-on-top. $70.56
BCG Generation hat
Fedoras have moved from a fashion statement to a hipster classic, and it's still a winner at the beach. This multi-tonal blue hat from BCG Generation is woven with pliable straw so you can stuff it in your bag in a pinch. $19.99
Keep cell phone, credit cards and cash safe from water and sand with this 100 percent waterproof see-through pouch with waist strap. The price is right at $8.99 and it comes in pink and yellow, too.
Infusion bottles are the new black! Make your own healthy flavored water with a separate chamber for fruit or herbs. This one is BPA free. $9.99 for 24-ounce bottle.
Jack Spade tote bag
Jack Spade’s canvas-dipped tote bag is worth the splurge. The vinyl bottom cleans easily and its masculine minimalist look is great for offshore activities. $238
A straw tote never goes out of style. This hunter green version features dark leather straps and is super lightweight so you can easily haul the essentials — beach-read, sunglasses and towel, check. $18.99
Never hit the beach without a cool pair of flip flops. These have an inspiring travel twist with a cityscape image of Verona, Italy emblazoned on the foot bed. Look down to feel wanderlust. Unisex $23.99