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How to Style Your Beach to Bar Look

by Goddiva Account 23 May 2023

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your wardrobe for all the beach and bar outings you’ll be having. Dresses and skirts are the perfect items to wear for any summer occasion, and they can easily transition from a day at the beach to a night out at the bar. Here are some tips on how to style dresses and skirts that can be worn from beach to bar.

Choose a Versatile Outfit

The first step in dressing to go from the beach to the bar is choosing a versatile outfit. Look for pieces that can be dressed up or down, like a maxi dress, wrap dress or even a romper. These pieces are perfect for a day at the beach and can be easily dressed up for a night out. A cover-up is a must-have for any beach outfit, but it can also be used to create a stylish look for a night out. Look for a cover-up that can be worn as a dress or a tunic, like a kaftan or a sarong. These pieces can be layered over your swimsuit during the day and worn on their own for a night out.

For a beach look, choose a wrap dress in a light fabric, such as cotton or linen. Opt for a colourful print or a solid bright colour to make a statement. Pair it with some sandals or flip flops and a straw hat for a beachy vibe.

For a bar look, choose a wrap dress in a dressier fabric, such as silk or satin. Stick to darker colours or a classic print, such as polka dots or stripes. Pair it with some heels or wedges and some statement jewellery for a more formal look.

Goddiva Printed Crossover Maxi Dress - Brown

Goddiva Printed Crossover Maxi Dress - Brown

Embrace Bright Colours

Summer is the perfect time to embrace bright colours. They instantly lift your mood and make you stand out in a crowd. When choosing a fit to wear from the beach to the bar, consider bright colours such as coral, turquoise, orange, pink or yellow.

For a beach look, you could choose a bright-coloured maxi dress in a flowy fabric, or a bold jumpsuit. Pair it with some sandals and a wide-brimmed hat for a tropical vibe.

For a bar look, pair it with some heels or wedges and some statement earrings for a fun and flirty look.

Dusty Pink Tropical Print Wrapped Jumpsuit

Dusty Pink Tropical Print Wrapped Jumpsuit

Play with Prints

Prints are another great way to add some interest to your beach-to-bar outfit. Whether you choose a bold print, floral print or a more subtle stripe, prints are a great way to show off your personality and make a statement.

For a beach look, choose a printed jumpsuit or maxi dress in a lightweight fabric. Pair it with some espadrilles and a beach tote for a casual yet chic look.

For a bar look, team it with some sparkly sandals and a clutch for a more formal look.

Hoxton Gal Oversized V Neck Detail Floral Print Maxi Dress

Hoxton Gal Oversized V Neck Detail Floral Print Maxi Dress

Accessorize Wisely

When it comes to accessories, less is more. Choose a few key pieces that will take your outfit from beach to bar without feeling overdone. A statement necklace or earrings can instantly dress up a casual beach look, while a sleek clutch or strappy heels can add some sophistication to a flowy maxi dress. Another option is going for a pair of statement sun glasses, I know sunglasses for an evening look, but on holiday it works and is acceptable.

Wisteria London Solaris Sunburst Necklace

Switch Up Your Footwear

Your footwear can make or break your outfit. For a beach look, opt for sandals or flip-flops that are comfortable for walking in the sand. For a bar look, switch to some wedges or heels to add some height to your outfit. Wedge espadrilles are a great choice as they are comfortable enough to wear all day and stylish enough for a night out.

Touch Up Your Makeup

Finally, don't forget about your makeup. Touching up your makeup is an easy way to take your look from day to night. For a beach look, opt for a natural, dewy look with a tinted moisturizer, lip balm, and waterproof mascara. For a bar look, add some drama with a bold lip colour or a smoky eye.

Lola Make Up Long Lasting Intense Colour Lip Gloss - Pink Cloud

Lola Make Up Long Lasting Intense Colour Lip Gloss - Pink Cloud

There are many ways to style when going from beach to bar. Whether you choose a wrap dress, bright colours, prints, or a combination of all three, the key is to choose pieces that make you feel confident and comfortable. So go ahead and experiment with different styles and have fun with your summer wardrobe!


Written By: Lauren Khan

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