Step Up Your Beach Wardrobe

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I sure wouldn’t consider the beach the chicest locale, especially in Southern California where the typical attire consists of last years ripped jean shorts, a plain tee and 5 dollar flip flops. But it turns out it’s actually quite easy to step up the game on your ocean side look… Here are some of my tips.
You don’t always have to go for crazy bright colors. While some bright pops are fun for warm sun-filled days, nudes and peaches can make for a more sophisticated and chic summer look; especially when you’re wearing a loose mini dress.
Trade out your flip flops for some on-trend gladiator sandals or lace up sandals. While these bad boys might look tough to get into, it’s actually only one zipper on your inner calf and they zip on and off in one sec. Well, maybe 2 seconds compared to the time it takes to kick off your flip flops. But still you get the picture- easy as cake.
Jewelry- instead of colored strings, beads, and friendship bracelets galore; try simple silver cuffs and a matching necklace. The necklace is actually made out of plastic and all pieces just slip right on and off. And for a sexy summer piece to keep on- a super thin delicate body chain is a must!
Here’s what you shouldn’t do- go swimming in your outfit like I’ve done here. Haha. I got a little too close to the water taking pics and wiped out by a wave. At that point I figured didn’t have much to lose so just got right in and hey at the least it made for some pretty cool pics!

Lastly, Happy Memorial Day everyone!

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59 Comments

  1. love the dress. you are right the nudes and peaches work great for summer.
    Xo, Belen
    Androbel

  2. Cool outfit but I really don’t like click-through gallery.. :(

    http://www.fashionpartyblog.com/

  3. Claire says:

    Amazing photos! Love the dress, you look sooo beautiful <3

    http://www.vonvogue.com/
    New Post: At the Pier
    xoxo, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

  4. Jenny Tsang says:

    So fierce, lovin the nude dress.

    xo Jenny
    http://www.Tsangtastic.com

  5. Natali says:

    You look stunning!! Beautiful photos!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  6. Faraloo says:

    I always love a combination of a simple dress with gladiator high sandals! Nice !
    I really need to get a pair ;)

    http://www.faraloo.com

  7. Eye like fashion says:

    In love with these sandals. They do make this look so edgy and fun. Great photos!!

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

  8. Suzie Q says:

    Such a stunning photo shoot! Absolutely love the dress, especially with those sandals!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    http://www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

  9. Gorgeous ideas! I don’t think I can wear any type of shoe on the beach though, my hippie side wins on that debate. I love the way you’ve been styling your body chains xx

    Ali
    Pretty in Python
    xx

  10. Leesa says:

    amazing pics!

  11. Lindsey says:

    You are so stunning!

    blousesandblush.com

  12. These pictures are amazing! You look awesome!

    http://www.MARTASFASHIONDIARY.com/

  13. Camille says:

    Absolutely love your arm cuffs
    Xoxo
    http://fashionbackyard.blogspot.fr/

  14. Vittoria says:

    Love your look and thank you for the advices! ♥

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING
    http://vittoriafiveinthemorning.blogspot.it/2014/05/indian-princess.html

  15. Rory says:

    That dress is AWESOME and my favorite part about your blog is the photography! Not only is your style impeccable, the pictures are visually pleasing as well :)
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com

  16. Gabrielle says:

    The knee-high gladiator sandals are killing me, they’re so gorgeous! I very rarely go to the beach (living in the countryside makes this one kind of difficult haha), but there’s no reason I can’t bring beachwear to the hills! ;)

    http://findmethoseheels.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

  17. Cheyenne says:

    This outfit looks amazing, love love the shoes.
    Haha what people do for fashion, it’s amazing that you’re so all in with it, very admirable.
    xx

    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  18. Lizzy says:

    That dress and these photos are just beyond incredible!!! Wow!

    http://www.shotfromthestreet.blogspot.com

  19. Kimberly Ann says:

    Those are great tips! And the pictures are seriously gorgeous!

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me

  20. Niss says:

    I’ve got a similar dress – maybe I’ll try it ;)

    http://lifeofniss.blogspot.com

  21. Daisy says:

    I LOVE the gladiators! The dress is so pretty!

    http://www.daisydaniels.me/

  22. My-Linh says:

    Hi Shea,

    I love your outfit, especially, the gladiators on the beach is really unexpected element. You’e inspiring.

    Love,
    My-Linh
    http://www.stylemylinh.com

  23. Joy says:

    love this look! you look beautiful!

    http://www.joyyiu.com

  24. Nicol&Alex says:

    Wau, a great outfit! Nice pictures, we like it!

  25. sasa says:

    wow, love the dress, babe! :) XO

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

  26. Oooh my best friend lives in Hermosa Beach! Stunning photos, absolutely love love your outfit, SUCH perfect tips.

    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com/

  27. Great photos! I always try to look somewhat put together when going to the beach. Body chains are definitely a must this season!

    http://www.fortunetellerfashion.com
    xxFTF

  28. Liz says:

    amazing look! I def gotta step up my game

    http://hashtagliz.com

  29. Jasmin says:

    Awesome Outfit. Love the shoes and dress. Perfect combination.
    http://www.elossastyle.com

  30. Christina says:

    Such a gorgeous look!

  31. Eni says:

    Stunning photos and the dress with gladiator sandals and cuffs look amazing!

    http://kingstreetfashionista.blogspot.hu/
    https://www.facebook.com/kingstreetfashionista

  32. so raw and chic at the same time, perfect balance, amazing photos!
    p.s: Hope your sandals remain in a good condition!

    xoxo from Greece

  33. Deanna says:

    So gorg! I always plan to look all glamorous when I go to the beach but it never happens :/ lol

    xx
    Because I’m Obsessed

  34. Paulynagore says:

    Wow you’re incredible ! Everything is perfect, the pics, the outfit, the model too ;) One of my favourite shooting actually !
    Well done !

    http://paulynagore.blogspot.fr/

  35. Shanay says:

    Yass these pictures are everything!

  36. Kim says:

    So hot! I love it!!! great colors
    travel blogger: http://vanillaskydreaming.com

  37. Hannah says:

    Absolutley gorgeous! You, your style, your photos, your blog.. I’m a new follower for sure!

  38. Hannah says:

    Gorgeous! You, your style, your ,blog.. new follower for sure!

  39. Melissa says:

    Love the sandals!
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com

  40. Lauren Arriola says:

    The high gladiator sandals are totally in right now! I love them! They look so cute on you!!
    They remind me of my favorite Chinese Laundry Caledonia sandals. http://www.chineselaundry.com/products2.cfm/ID/3972/c/chinese-laundry/attr1/7563

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