Beyond Swimsuits: Beach Outfit Tips and Suggestions to Turn Up the Heat This Summer

It’s time to make those much-needed preparations for the beach. While choosing the right bikini is important, there are many more essential planning steps. It’s good practice to make a checklist of all the items you’ll need to pack for your beach trip. 

Your beach bag should be sturdy, possibly water-resistant and big enough to fit all your essentials. These are your water bottle, towel, sunscreen, power bank, change of clothes, first aid kit, etc. When looking for a beach umbrella, make sure to get one with wide coverage to protect yourself from the sun. However, don’t forget to apply sunscreen as your skin can still burn in the shade. Pick a sunscreen that doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals and frequently reapply it.
Beach clothing is an important summer essential that we don’t talk about too much. It’s much more than some loose-fitting casual clothes you throw on to cover up your swimsuit. A well-styled beach outfit that perfectly combines comfortable and chic will attract dazed looks from the moment you step out of your door.

A Designer Jumpsuit

The palazzo jumpsuit was an epitome of “cool style” in the late 70s and 80s, although it’s been around for much longer. Celebrities such as Cher, Abba, Diana Ross and Liza Minelli adopted it as their personal style and greatly increased its popularity. The best thing about a designer jumpsuit is its simplicity. It’s not easy to put together a stylish outfit, but the jumpsuit makes it seem so. Just like styling a dress – it’s one and done. Combined with a few accessories, a well-picked palazzo jumpsuit can be an ideal option for casual as well as office wear.
A rising trend that we can see lately are jumpsuit outfits in beachwear. They’re a great substitute for the popular flowy summer dresses, giving you the same amount of comfort and additional structure with the cinched elastic waist.

How to Choose a Jumpsuit for the Beach?

Designer jumpsuits are very versatile. For your beach trip, you’ll want to pick a breezy wide-leg model with slits to minimize sweating and let your skin breathe. A silk jumpsuit can look effortless and beautiful; however, this material isn’t ideal for beachwear. As flawless as it looks, silk is difficult to care for, it wrinkles easily and tends to fade when it’s constantly subjected to sunlight.


Pick a luxury jumpsuit in a silk look material such as viscose silk. This offers you the aesthetics of real silk while being much more durable, breathable and easier to care for. Viscose is also lightweight and moisture-absorbent. When trying to decide on a colour, we suggest you pick a designer jumpsuit in a colourful print. There are many magical beachy prints to choose from, including tropical prints, which are on top of the trends list this year.

A vacation jumpsuit with a rich print can be easily stylized into an outfit. Pair it with a summer hat, chunky earrings and your favourite pair of wedges, and you have a stylish beachy look.

Palazzo Pants

If you want to accentuate your waist, even more, go with a combination of wide-leg palazzo pants and a crop top. The palazzo pants are a big trend this year and they’re available in a variety of comfortable fabrics and prints. They are comfortable, fun to wear and they adjust the female form in all the right places. They elongate the legs and cinch in the waist, which gives out an air of confident nonchalance. The illusion of longer legs becomes even more apparent when you pair vertical striped pants with a pair of wedges. You can top them either with a crop top or a bikini top. This will balance out the volume of the pants.

A pair of full flare palazzo pants can seem challenging to pull off, but once you try – you’ll never want to change them for another pant style. Fabrics such as cotton, linen or viscose are ideal for casual palazzo pants. They’re low maintenance and let your skin breathe. You can create a mesmerizing beachy look by pairing white palazzo pants with a floral print crop top, or alternatively, a pair of palazzo pants with a rich tropical print and a more neutral crop top. Accessorize this look with a wide-brimmed straw hat and sunglasses.

Kimono and Denim Shorts


Kimonos are another popular summer clothing piece that you can use to create gorgeous beach outfits. Kimonos are effortless, easy to pack and create aesthetic movements that look great in your summer photos. They’re versatile and can look great for any summer occasion, either thrown over your bikini or worn over a dress for a night out.

For a casual beach look, choose a kimono in a tropical, floral or zebra print paired with frayed denim shorts and a bikini of your choice. Classic frayed denim shorts never lose their appeal and often give the coolest beachy looks. The print of the kimono creates a contrast with the ripped shorts which creates a gorgeous urban aesthetic. This combination is great for those who want to show off a bit more skin and the results of their workout in preparation for the summer. The kimono will be pretty colourful, so it’s best to pair it with a bikini in neutral colours, such as black. Top it all off with a pair of lace-up sandals and a straw hat.

The Bottom Line

Beach trips can be fun and exciting but they also require a lot of preparation. A simple beach outfit can be stylish and chic if you combine the right clothing pieces, and it doesn’t always have to involve a summer dress. The palazzo pants from the disco 70s are making a huge comeback on the fashion scene and they’re especially hot in beachwear. You can include them as a part of a unique stylish jumpsuit or in combination with a bikini top if you want to catch some tan on the way to the beach. Dazzle everyone with your chic outfit and don’t forget to add a straw hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.

Mia Hadson

Mia is a passionate blogger. Her obsession with beauty, health and shopping started young. Her philosophy is based on simple things, regardless of whether it is about applying makeup, decorating a room or cleaning a home. She believes simplicity is the basis of beauty and she implements this ideology in all spheres of her life.