If only getting to the beach was as relaxing and effortless as laying out at one. Despite the hassle it can be to actually arrive and set up, the sartorial part of the process doesn’t have to be. A minimalist approach to dressing for the beach keeps things simple. In addition to the many other items you have to keep in mind—towels, chairs, snacks, umbrella, sunscreen, you name it!—there are a few pieces to keep in mind when looking to achieve a sophisticated, beach-friendly polish. Think unfussy swimsuits in neutral shades and casual cover ups that can take you from one daytime activity to the next. You’ll want to accessorize in a minimalist fashion too, with beach totes that don’t leave out the details, sunglass frames in elegant silhouettes, and sandals that look the part. There’s even a more understated take on the bucket hat!
It’s also worth noting that adding these pieces to your beachwear repertoire will provide longevity to your seasonal wardrobe. At this point in the summer, we recommend investing in timeless pieces you’ll want to wear again next year, too. Shop our beach-ready minimalist edit, below.