Monday, September 14, 2015

Beach Party Chic

Beach Party Chic
Beach parties or really any beach/pool/lake party can be a little tricky to dress for at times. Just because Labor Day has come and gone doesn’t mean that beach parties are a thing of the past – honestly, is there anything better than a bonfire on the beach as the fall approaches. I am so thrilled to have Peter Minkoff guest post on the blog today with some wonderful tips on how to dress Beach Party Chic!
Whenever there is a beach party in question, with or without a dress code, we all know what we are going to show up in – gorgeous, eye-catching, daring cuts and patterns that will sure make for an unforgettable experience! And honestly, when if not in summer, will you let yourself show some skin without it looking tacky or being revealing!

However, attending a beach party doesn’t mean looking ridiculous and wearing anything and everything just because the summer style is most forgiving of all others. You need to keep your sense of style in check and pride on your best beach ready combinations!
Assuming you’ll be attending a glam party (let’s be real, if it was just a random beach gathering, you’d throw on your swimsuit and your wrap and hit the beach, no pressure, right?), you need to follow some dos and don’ts that come with the drill.
Here is some advice that will never fail your beach party dress code:
1.      Forget about heels – I get it, you want to look slim and tall and fabulous, but a beach party isn’t the time to pull out the heels! Unless you are attending a glamorous by-the-pool party with everyone looking like they’re on their way to Cannes festival, heels should be the last thing you’ll put on your feet. Instead, opt for flats – gladiator sandals, strappy sandals, ballerina shoes or any other gorgeous flats will be okay. There are now plenty designs you can opt for, so don’t restrain yourself from browsing!
2.    Say NO to makeup – Well, not completely but forget about all the heavy foundations, contouring, 15 types of blushes, 17 types of powders, 19 types of eye make-up… Beach party is the time when you let your bronze, tanned skin breathe! Just a little bit of bronzer on your gorgeous cheek bones and collar bones, a lip gloss in natural shade and mascara are enough for you to look absolutely spectacular! With your hair in a messy ponytail/bun or your lock flowing wild over your shoulders, you’ll definitely be the talk of the party.
As for hair… don’t flatten your hair with iron or spend hours blow drying it. Let it dry naturally to get that volume that’s perfect for the summer! Keep it messy – it will reflect the ease of the season!
3.    No tight clothes – Summertime isn’t the time in the year to wear curve-hugging, tight clothes! First, because it’s too hot, secondly  ‘cos summertime is when you enjoy the beauty of natural, flowy materials on your skin and let your body move freely!
4.    Get it light – If the party you are attending is a semi-casual gathering in a sense that you all may take a dip after a few glasses of champagne, wearing a swimsuit under your clothes is the thing to do! This is the perfect time to use your latest swimwear sale purchased items and upgrade them with a chic wrap dress, gorgeous gladiator knee sandals and awesome jewelry!  Plus, if you’ve got a swimsuit in an interesting color like gold, silver, pink or any other color that will look amazing on your olive skin, the impression you’ll leave will be even stronger. Add some golden jewelry to the mix and you are good to go!

24 comments:

  1. Nice post. Beautiful pics.
    Have a Nice day.
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  2. Beach parties are my fav!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  3. beautiful blog! maybe we can follow each other?

    welcome :)

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    1. I will be sure to stop by your blog a little later on :)

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  4. Beautiful inspiration

    www.karolayncorzo.blogspot.com

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  5. Love love the inspo images.
    Great share dear and wish you a lovely day!
    xx

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  6. I am so not ready to say good bye to summer so this post is refreshing next to all the fall posts out there.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer either, but at least there are many fun fall things to look forward to! Happy to see you enjoyed this post!

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  8. oh a beach party sounds lovely right about now! nice inspirational post. :)

    xoxo,
    Winn | ♥
    winscribbles.blogspot.com | Instagram

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    1. I could definitely go for a beach party right about now!

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  9. I am so in love with this outfit! It's so well put together. these pictures are so beautiful!
    would you like to follow each other on gfc? If you follow me,
    I will follow you back after it.
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    1. I will be sure to stop by your blog a little later on! So happy to hear you enjoyed this post!

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  10. Thank you girls! I really appreciate your comments! :)

    Peter

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    1. Thank you so much Peter for writing such a wonderful guest post!

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  11. Ow, how I wish I had a beach party right now. It's getting so cold in Boston!

    xx

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    1. I love Boston! I understand where you are coming from though - I am always up for some warm beach time!

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  12. Wow!! Loved these beach party dresses. My sister threw me a beach themed birthday party at one of New York venues. It was just outstanding as she arranged best party favors there. Was very happy to see amazing party arrangements.

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    1. That sounds like such a fun time and a very happy belated birthday!

      Lauren,
      http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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