Bikini season is well underway; however, bikini shopping can be a nightmare for many. What size? What colour? What type? What fabric? What print? It can all get a bit much.
Complimenting women’s swimwear is easy with these amazing beach accessories to really put a smile on your face. From shoes to sunglasses you will need to look the part if you want to rock up on a beach anytime soon.
Lucky for you we’ve done all the hard work and got some goodies for you.
Let’s start off at the head and work our way down. The beach hat needs to compliment your outfit and obviously keep your head out of the sun. Practical yet stylish, the straw beach hat from O’Neill is ideal for a hot summer’s day. Compact and light it can easily be packed away in a suitcase or for hand luggage. Made from 100 per cent paper straw the hat is cute and cool.
You can’t go wrong with classic aviator sunglasses. The Sunwise Lancaster Aviator sunglasses also feature UV protection and red multi-layer lenses for extra glare protection. You don’t have to be on holiday to enjoy using your sunglasses; you can wear them all year round. The sleek metal frames make them look simple yet cool.
Nothing looks more chic at the beach than chunky ethnic inspired jewellery. The Tutti & Co Uma bracelet is made from wooden and glass beads for a really chilled out look. The bracelets are bound by metallic rings and are available in three jazzy colours to suit your bikini or swimsuit. There’s black and silver with metallic rings, dark brown with silver rings and dark brown with gold rings. That drift wood look is perfect for any beach, day or night.
However if you do want something a bit more suitable for evening jewellery wear the Tutti & Co Melissa earrings are ideal. Sophisticated and stylish, these earrings have an effortlessly cool look. The metal disc drop earrings are 6 cm in length and with your hair up will enhance your neck line – works great with v-neck style tops, dresses and swimming costumes. Available in two colours; brushed silver and antique bronze, they are sure to suit any colour.
There are many options you can go with for what to wear over bikini and summer dresses are great. You can opt for a kaftan which is free flowing and easy to remove. The Banana Moon Iris Loungecot beach kaftan in cotton, is perfect for lounging in the sun. The light wearing long top can be worn with or without trousers. It also has a tie at the waist so it can be adjusted. Maxi dresses are very popular at the moment and the rosewood maxi in black by O’Neil is gorgeous. It can be worn at the beach or on the go, the length is great and can be worn strapless or as a halter neck. If you’re short, a maxi dress can make you look taller, however if you think you are too tall to mull them off it still works wonders because you have the height to pull it off.
As an avid fan of the gladiator shoe it comes highly recommended. Not only do they look like they mean serious beach business but they are also very comfortable and practical if you do a lot of walking.
Scholl Berry has created this beauty of a shoe – the Leather Gladiator sandal in dark brown with a toe post. Flip Flops can tend to become stretched and loose depending on how you walk in them, where as gladiator sandals have adjustable straps for comfort. The greatest thing about them is that the leather will not rub and create blisters as you would expect with rubber or plastic. Buy swimwear online.