How to Dress for a Day at the Beach that Turns Into a Night of Dancing!

We know you’ve got BIG plans this summer.  The kind that could consist of a beach-meet-up that turns into a poolside barbecue which leads into sunset cocktails, dining al fresco and dancing after dark. The good news: you’re in store for some serious fun!  The other news: you need a wardrobe change for each activity.

Let’s face it, most of us don’t have the time (or the bag space!) to execute this type of outfit updating, yet no one should have to miss any hot happenings because of fashion-neglect!  Here, the how-to’s on breezing through your Saturday-summer-time-fun schedule in budget- friendly fashion.

Summer Fashion Tips: From Day to Night!

Ethnic print scarf, $29.99 available at mango.com

Black Poppy
Strap Detailed Cork Wedge Sandals
$39.50 available at pacsun.com

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Bamboo Pave Hoop Earrings, $38.00 from C. Wonder

Once the sun goes down, turn your head scarf into a shoulder wrap.  Get your big girl hoops on, and bring out the charm!

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Black Poppy Strap Detailed Cork Wedge Sandals, $39.50 from Pac Sun

Wedge sandals are a must to move about your day in elevated fashion.  Choose a lightweight cork that won’t hold you back.

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Doroda Clutch, $50 from Aldo Shoes

Then bring on the shine in a metallic purse.  Make sure there is enough room for the essential of the night — red lipstick!

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Ethnic Print Scarf, $29.99 from Mango

Feeling your hair suffer from flyaways?  Tie on a head scarf to tame the unwanted frizz.

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Graduated Cutout Cuff, $6.80 from Forever 21

Bangle bracelets or a solid cuff make accessorizing easy for an al fresco evening affair.

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Moondance Maxi Dress, $48.00 from Nasty Gal

When wandering away from the beach, a maxi dress is your best best to cover-up in style.  Slip it on over your suit for an instant wardrobe boost.

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Strappy Dress with Sheer Detail, $36 from Zara

When it’s time to hit the club, switch out your cover-up maxi for a not-so-covering LBD.

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Women’s Cross-Strap Balconette Swimsuit, $29 from Old Navy

Since it all starts lounging in the sand, you’ll need a stand-out swimsuit.  Right now we’re loving a sexy one piece with an always flattering balconette silhouette.  Also, make sure you’ve packed enough SPF for the entire day.  There’s no need to sacrifice healthy skin for some fun in the sun!

Elysha

Elysha shops for a living. As a NYC-based fashion stylist she spends her days combing the racks for major must-have items. A veritable who’s who of publications, brands and private clients have entrusted her eye for style, knowledge and resources to elevate their vision and bring it to life. Elysha lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with her husband and two kids.

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