what to wear to the beach
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If you are planning a day out at the beach, knowing the right items to carry will definitely make your day a more enjoyable one. There are lots of needed items to consider but this article will discuss what to wear to the beach to best protect you from those damaging sun rays.

What to wear to the beach

A swimsuit

A bikini is the most fashionable swimsuit style for the beach. Choosing the right one is very important and if you find a bikini unflattering, you can go for a one-piece swimsuit or a tankini. Bikinis and tankinis are often put for sale as separate pieces so that women who put on dissimilar sizes on top and bottom can find a correct fit with ease.

A cover-up

A cover-up or wrap is another item that is very essential for the beach. You can wear a cover-up to and from the beach and whenever you are not sunning. It is also useful off the beach like when going for a lunch close to the seashore. Common cover-up types are pareo, sarong, big shirt, short dress, or a maxi dress.

A sun hat

In order to provide a sun cover for the body, especially the face, a sun hat is at the top of the list of what to wear to the beach. A sun hat made of straw or a cotton fabric with a brim should be preferred above expensive fashion hats. Short women should go for a hat with a brim that is not wider than their shoulders so that even proportions could be maintained. For tall women, hats with very large brim are ideal.

Flat sandals or flip flops

Flat sandals or flip flops protect the feet from the beach’s hot sand. They are better than wedges, platforms, and sandals with heels.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are very good for the beach but there are two major fashion factors that must be considered when choosing sunglasses. Take note the shape of the sunglasses you choose and see that it matches the shape of your face. Ideally, you can balance the shape of your face by choosing sunglasses that has an opposite shape to the shape of your face. Secondly, the style and color of the frame must be put into consideration.

A beach towel

A beach towel is another vital component of your items. These towels are much larger than ordinary bath towels and they come in various colorful designs. A beach towel can be used to dry off after swimming or playing in the water as well as lying on it. It can also be used as a wrap if you have forgotten your swimsuit cover-up.

Lots of sunscreen

It goes without saying that wearing a sunscreen is a must when deciding what to wear to the beach. Re-apply every two hours (and even more often if you are going in and out of the water). Do not miss overlooked places like the tops of the feet, the back of the hands, and behind the ears. Use hair care products that contain sunscreen to protect the hair and scalp too.

When you are are not fully prepared, it is no day at the beach. To make sure that your next trip is no spoiler, keep these seven important items in mind when considering what to wear to the beach.

Valerie Stitt lives in New York as a professional freelance writer, blogger, and content marketer. Follow Valerie on her health blog, Halfmile Fitness