Stylish but Simple Beach Outfit Ideas for Your Next Vacation

Are you planning a beach vacation or visit to the beach before the end of summer? Are you wondering what to wear on your next beach vacation? Keep reading for beach outfits that will keep you stylish and keep packing to a minimum.

A beach vacation is usually a time to take a break from the well thought out, well put together outfits and time to relax in casual clothes. That doesn’t mean you can’t still look put together. Beach outfits can be both relaxed and put together.

simple but stylish beach outfits

The beach is the perfect place to wear all those fun tropical prints you don’t wear otherwise. These tropical print tie waist shorts lend themselves perfectly to the ultimate beach outfit. Paired with a high neck halter tank, you will be ready for a walk around the grounds of a resort or for a casual lunch or dinner.

tropical shorts beach outfit

Shorts- Amazon; (wearing a medium) tank- Amazon; straw bag- Amazon; earrings- Amazon; sandals- Kohls

Slip off your sandals and take a walk on the beach. I recommend and opt for cute slide sandals for the beach over flip flops. Slide sandals usually take an outfit up a notch but are still easily removable for dipping your toes in the water.

beach outfit with tie waist shorts

These shorts are also great for making an outfit out of your swimsuit. A one piece swimsuit can be treated like a bodysuit while on vacation or at the beach for the day and can be the perfect base for your beach outfits. You will always be pool, beach or dinner ready.

mesh inset one piece swimsuit with tropical shorts beach outfit

Swimsuit- Amazon; shorts- Amazon; sandals; sunglasses- option; option

Throw on a denim jacket when the temps cool down and you are ready for dinner.

denim jacket and shorts summer outfit

Another cute but simple beach outfit is a one piece bathing suit (or tank top or body suit) and wide leg linen pants. Linen pants are cool and comfy and easy to slip on over your swimsuit when it’s time to enjoy a meal or participate in a a fun activity. Put put golf, anyone?

wide leg linen pants beach outfit

Swimsuit- Amazon; pants- Old Navy

If you are just headed to the beach for the day for brunch or lunch, or if you need more arm coverage, add a kimono and a floppy hat for sun protection. If you don’t need your swimsuit, sub a tank top for a stylish beach outfit.

kimono beach outfit
floppy hat with bow outfit

Kimono- Amazon; hat- option; option; pants- Old Navy; sunglasses- option; sandals- Kohls; swimsuit- Amazon

Another item to include in your list of outfits to wear to the beach is a romper or jumpsuit. You can easily pull a knit romper on over your swimsuit and be ready for activities. A romper is easy to dress up with other pieces you might pack for your vacation like a kimono or denim jacket.

Related: How to Style a Romper 5 Chic Ways

summer outfit with romper

hat- option; romper- Amazon; earrings- Amazon; purse- Amazon; sandals- option

Be sure to check out What You Really Need to Pack for a 3 Day Beach Resort Getaway.

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