Article & Images By Lily Anderson
Choosing the perfect swimsuit is just half the battle when it comes to looking fresh this summer. Finding the cutest accessories to spice up your outfit is the way to make or break the look.
For a pool day with your friends where you just want to stand out without looking too extra, try a cute sarong that brings out the underlying colors in your suit. And you can easily remove it when you’re ready to hop into the pool! A day trip to the beach to snap a few Instagram photos provides the perfect opportunity for patterned beach pants on top of your suit, a hat to keep the sun out of your eyes and a pair of shades to finish the look! When shopping for a bathing suit, look for separates. Choose a classic black bikini or tankini top, and you can’t go wrong. No matter which cover up you wear, it will match. Wear patterned bottoms to give you an artsy feel, but a simpler top is definitely the way to go.
You cannot forget about the perfect beach bag. Look for a big, basic bag that doesn’t take away from the masterpiece you’ve created. When spending time in the sun, don’t forget to pack sunscreen & be sure to bring some SPF Chapstick , so your lips don’t burn. Put some baby powder in your bag too. When you’re done in the sand, put the powder on your sandy feet and legs and the sand comes off like magic. A ziplock bag is perfect to put your cell phone in. It will keep your phone dry and sand free and you can use the keypad through the plastic! Most important tip of all, have fun with your outfit and be bold!
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