Hot Beach Must Haves

While the summer months are a favorite amongst many, they do also present a unique set of fashion challenges, especially at the beach. For those who want to look chic on the sand but still feel comfortable and protected from the sun, take a look at these hot beach must haves.

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Triangle Bikini
Triangle bikinis are timeless, never really seeming to go out of style. With so many different versions of them out there, it is also relatively easy to find one that will suit just about every body type. For a chic and sporty black and white two piece, take a look at the bikinis from Mikoh, while those who are after something more feminine will love the floral triangle bikini from Brynja.

White Onesie
A casual white onesie is ideal for a day at the beach, as it can easily be worn over your swimwear, and by having an all-in-one piece, it will save you time when it comes to putting together your whole outfit. Zimmerman have designed a range of rompers in a variety of fabrics and prints, and their white pieces really stand out. The Belle Bustier Romper has a delicate feminine quality to it, while the Realm Scallop Romper plays with different textures to create a simple yet stunning look.

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Aviators always look stylish, and do a great job at protecting your eyes, and the skin around them, from the sun. For those who like to view the world through rose-tinted glasses, the aviators by Victoria Beckham will be right up your street, while those who would prefer a more classic, dark-tinted style, will find this at Givenchy.

Crimson Shorts
Bright, bold colors are bang on trend for this summer, and a pair of crimson shorts will be easy to style with other pieces. For a gorgeous lace pair, head on over to Dolce & Gabanna, while those who are seeking something lighter can opt for the red and white striped shorts from Land’s End, or the even more laid-back pair from Alice and Olivia.

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Sun Hat
A sun hat is always a must-have accessory for the beach, and this season sees some elegant new styles being created by top international designers, making it easy to give your beach outfit a high fashion touch. The New York Cape Stripe sun hat by Kate Spade is a classic black and white, making it easy to style, and is also designed to be convenient to pack, making it ideal for beach vacations. For a timeless floppy straw hat, J.Crew have a design in both black and tan, and is a piece that you could wear for many years to come.

Retro Bikini
It is always a good idea to have at least two go-to pieces of swimwear, and if a triangle bikini is going to be one, a retro bikini can be your other. She Made Me is an Australian brand that has created a range of crocheted bikinis, while Lisa Marie Fernandez has a few retro styles that are truly one-of-a-kind.

Putting together a beach outfit that looks stylish, yet is comfortable enough to wear under the hot sun, can often be difficult. However, if you have a few go-to beach pieces in your wardrobe that are classic and easy to style, you will not have any problems putting together chic looks all summer long.

Hacks We Learned From Fashion Week

While Fashion Week is one of the best times to take note of upcoming trends for the next couple of seasons, it is also a great place to drink up some outfit inspiration. Although you may not be able to purchase all of the runway looks that you fell in love with, there are still ways that you can bring the essence of the runway styles into outfits that you already own. Here are some style hacks that OROGOLD has learned from Fashion Week.

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Double Up on Your Jackets
Doubling up on your jackets is is a great way to keep warm during falling temperatures, while looking stylish at the same time. Models walking for J. Crew were sporting two lightweight blazers, one on top of the other, rather than just a single jacket. OROGOLD recommends opting for subtle prints, such as a light striped blazer underneath a light checked blazer.

Get Creative with Button-Down Shirts
As OROGOLD mentioned earlier, these hacks are here to help you to make the most out of clothes that you already own, and everybody is bound to own at least one button-down shirt. On the Desigual runway, these shirts were given a new life by being cleverly reworked into an asymmetrical cover-up. The next time you find yourself about to tie a shirt around your waist, try getting more creative and looking for other ways that you can work it into your outfit.

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Statement Headbands
Accessories are a great way to liven up your wardrobe without having to max out your credit cards, and OROGOLD spotted some great ones at Fashion Week. The ones that made an appearance across many catwalks, from Neem Khan to Mara Hoffman, were thick, statement headbands, keeping hair well away from the face. From block colors to bright prints to classic hues, these headbands are totally practical while being a great way to express your personal style.

Everything Can Be Layered
Layering is something that we all do when we need to stay warm, usually with t-shirts under jumpers under jackets. However, Fashion Week has taught us to open our minds when it comes to layering, with the hack that OROGOLD mentioned above, doubling up on jackets, being a perfect example of this. You may have a dress with a plunging neckline that you don’t often wear out, so try wearing a contemporary shirt underneath, making it much more daytime-friendly. Or, try wearing a mini dress over a midi dress, just as they did on the Hugo Boss runway, for a look that is instantly chic.

Fashion Week is a place where designers express themselves, giving us a peek into their creative minds, while showing us what we can be expecting in the upcoming season. It is also a place where we can get so much inspiration to help our own personal style to evolve, so take a look back at OROGOLD’s Fashion Week hacks the next time you want to add a new dimension to your outfit.