10 Tips to Rock Your Beach Look This Summer 

The warmth of the sun…

A drink in your hand…

Your toes in the sand…

The beach – the staple location of “summer.”


With the warm, fresh air, the slight breeze from the ocean, and just the overall relaxing nature of the atmosphere, I can almost taste a Piña colada now just thinking about it.

It is the perfect relaxing getaway, a quick way to get a dark tan, and the perfect place to rock some of the hottest summer looks.

However, the beach has its own dress code. Most likely, you won’t find many people rocking Nordstrom’s Topshop Clear Mom Jeans that sent the internet into a frenzy earlier this year.

You will find beach-goers rocking more laid back and light outfits.


So, whether you are hanging out in the sand or just headed out for a casual dinner by the beach, here are 10 tips for rocking your beach look this summer:

1. You can’t go wrong with the floppy hat
From the immense amount of shade provided to the fact that you basically don’t have to do your hair if you wear it all day…
Just throw in the added bonus that it is absolutely adorable and you just can’t pass up throwing a staple floppy hat into your beach look this summer.
Perfect for on the beach soaking up the sun, off the beach enjoying some fish and chips, or even later on when it is Derby time – you are sure to be rocking this staple beach look even once summer is over.

2. Make your favorite kimono your new swimsuit cover-up
When you’re going to the beach, it is no secret you are looking for something light and airy, but also something that shows off a little skin since you spent all year working on your summer body.
Remember that kimono you bought last spring to wear with skinny’s and a cute tank? Time to pull it back out because it doubles as a simple and fashionable bikini cover-up.

3. The iconic white dress
Everyone girl who has been to the beach for years in a row probably has a family – or individual – picture in a white dress.
A solid white dress is a staple beach look every year. Grab one now and save it for next year, too! It is the outfit that just keeps giving as you use it year and year again.

4. Shop for the crop top
Crop tops are a trendy way to beat the summer heat. Try pairing it with your favorite floral maxi skirt for a cool and fashionable formal look.
These make a great pair for a night out!

5. Printed palazzo pants
The loose-fitting style makes them super comfy, while still being super fashionable.
These are great for when you just need to slip something on super quick but still want to look like a million bucks.

6. Graphic tees
Graphic tees are probably not the first thing that come to mind when you think “summer beach look,” but…
The quirky labels found on them can be beach-related. Find a graphic tee that expresses how feel about the beach so you can sport the beach even when you can’t be there.



Visit wunderlabel to get some ideas or find an inspiration.

7. Big, button up
Like the kimono, a button up that is just a size too big can make the great bikini cover-up.
It is light and can be buttoned all the way up to protect your upper body from sun rays or left unbuttoned to show off your swimsuit while still shading your shoulders.


8. Jean shorts
Jean shorts are just a summer staple in general. But, they are even better for your summer beach look!
Throw a pair of jean shorts over your swimsuit and leave them unbuttoned for a casual, trendy beach look.


9. White pants
White pants and the staple white dress go hand-in-hand. If dresses aren’t your thing, then the white pants are a beach picture must-have.


10. Large handbag
Once you have your outfit just right, it’s time to focus on getting your towel and shades to the beach.
Grab a large handbag to double as a purse and a beach bag. Large handbags without any dividers in the middle are the best so that you can just throw everything in it without organizing it.

This guest post is written by Annabelle Short blogger of wunderlabel

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5 things you should STEAL from your Boyfriend’s closet

So we all know how sexy women find androgyny, and menswear becomes a “must” in our closets. We love boyfriend jeans, suits, bow ties etc. Unfortunately, our counter parts tend to think… well “Eww”. Here are a couple of guy clothes you can pull off all the while looking hot for your man.

1. His Tees and shirts

image_123photo_123Oversize shirts are always stylish. They are understated and clean. Be it to stay home, or quickly throwing it on to rush out of the house.

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2. His Jacket

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3. His Hats and his watch

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I personally love men’s watches. All women should wear them because they make such a statement.

4. His sunglasses

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5. His perfume

OK this isn’t a clothing item, but the chemicals react differently with your skin, and the musky scents are very sexy.

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Summer-Fall Transition

The end of August: the end of summer vacation; a bitter sweet time for everyone, but for any Fashionista, the beginning of Fall Fashion! Goodbye shorts and sandals, and hello scarves and leather jackets!

While some of us head back to school up north, the rest of us in our tropical island can enjoy the perks of Fall Fashion with these universal Fall Fashion Dos this year:

– WARMER COLORS
As September approaches, dress up in warmer colors. See Fall 2013 color palette:

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– GLAM MAKEUP
Dare to wear deeper lip color such as burgundy or tomato red; And add drama to your eyes with a classic cat eye, or try a copper eye shadow.

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– LAYERS
As the temperature drops, pick up the cardigans, vests, scarves etc… Instantly gives an outfit dimension and oomph.

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– PATTERN MIX
A big fashion trend this Fall. Mix and pair your favorite prints and patterns!

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– CARDIGANS
Rock the preppy style with a nice cardi as they are perfect for school and/or work and can be worn it different ways.

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– “NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY” RULE OUT
We are in 2013 anyways, who says to follow the rules? Wear that sexy white dress, and buy that beautiful white coat or blazer!

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Here are a few essentials that are best for Summer-Fall transition:

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– Denim Jacket
– Plaid Shirt
– Shorts: leather, plaid, or in dark colors. (not to wear with sandals)

Wardrobe Essentials

“I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!”

Yes we’re all guilty, so don’t try to hide it. It’s very true that we buy nice clothes, but after a couple of wears, they feel old and you can’t match them with anything (neon prints??? laced bustiers? WTH?)

The key, as I have found, is to have your basics down. If you have durable, timeless pieces that go with absolutely everything, you always look put together and chic. Who cares if you wore that Proenza leather jacket to death? It looks even more amazing as it ages. “Didn’t she wear that pair of jeans last week?” Uh yeah, because it gives her a “Cul d’enfer”. Listen up people, you want to always look like you know what your doing when it comes to fashion? Well, get down with your basics and build around those key pieces.

– A white shirt that compliments your body shape.

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Trouve Shirt BCBG Shirt Club Monaco Shirt

– Statement T-Shirts

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Rag and Bone Top Club Monaco Top Denham Top

-A little black dress

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A statement skirt

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– Fitted Jeans

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– Ballerina flats

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– A great pair of heels (you can walk in…)

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– Sunglasses

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Nice to have:

– A leather jacket (always gives an outfit some edge)

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– A pair of boots or booties

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– A statement scarf

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Now that you guys have your basics down, let your imagination take your style away!

Colors, Confettis and Carnaval

When we were younger, Carnaval or Kanaval was mostly associated with costumes, bals masqués and such … Now, all the hype of getting ready for Carnaval goes into styling T-shirts.

Commercial T-shirts in different bright colors and neons, are worn in various styles: fringes, holes, sleeveless, strapless, deep Vs and open backs … to each it’s own according to their individual style:

image2   12345123456photoThe famous tie-dye shirts of Vorbe & Fils do not need much to stand out.

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