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Beach Outfits Our Wardrobe Needs

By Shola-Adido Oladotun
05 December 2022   |   12:00 pm
Picture this: It's a Saturday afternoon, the weather is sunny and the clouds are not showing any signs of rain. Suddenly, your phone rings—it’s your girlfriends asking that you joined them at a beach hangout.​ You immediately start to panic, either because, the only good bikini you have no longer fits, or you have become…

Picture this: It’s a Saturday afternoon, the weather is sunny and the clouds are not showing any signs of rain. Suddenly, your phone rings—it’s your girlfriends asking that you joined them at a beach hangout.​

You immediately start to panic, either because, the only good bikini you have no longer fits, or you have become quite sensitive about showing more skin.

Now, before you find yourself cancelling those beach plans, have you ever considered the fact there are numerous alternatives you can wear to the beach apart from the functional yet cliche bikini?

Some of these alternatives are buried somewhere deep in your wardrobe, waiting for you to get a fashion epiphany and realise, “Damn, this would look great against the backdrop of the sea.”​ Here are some beach outfit visual inspirations.​

Kaftan​
Who says kaftans are only for Nigerian aunties? Due to their versatile nature, kaftans are suited for many occasions, the beach being no exception. When sewn using a light fabric, they make you feel very comfortable while you walk on the sand. And if you want to turn heads, wear a hat and low-heeled sandals.​

Kimono​
Everyone loves a good reveal. Kimono is similar to a jacket, giving your appearance that royalty it desperately needs. Also, styling a kimono is super easy, all you have to ensure is that what you wear underneath is fitted and short. So, if you are the type of girl who gets all shy about showing some skin, you can always cover up with a kimono.​

Maxi/Mini dresses​
Dresses have been saving styles since their inception. Turn the beach into your photo shoot with a wide selection of maxi and mini dresses. The secret to slaying in a maxi or mini dress at the beach is choosing one made from breathable, flowy fabric and animal prints.​

Jean shorts​
Break free from trousers or other clothing items that cover those beautiful pairs of legs. Simply put, your legs deserve to be seen by the world—or the people on a beach. Jean shorts paired with bras or bra tops make it seem like you effortlessly pulled together a look. Additionally, they make you look cool, despite the hot weather.​

Oversized shirts​
Feeling lazy and not wanting to spend hours thinking about what to wear to the beach? The oversized shirt is just one grab away. Simple and casual, the shirt makes the beach seem like a store besides your house.