How to NOT be Basic at the Beach

Basic at the Beach is NOT an Option this Year

This time of year Southern California living is all about the beach. June gloom has finally subsided (in late July) and the sun is out in full force. Making our summer days at the beach all the better. Heading to the beach for a day in the sun or a nice stroll on the sand, meeting friends for lunch or shopping, is all about effortless summer style, and showing a little skin.

Let’s face it, summer style isn’t that complicated. It’s all about shorts, tanks, dresses and swim. That being said, no babe wants to be basic. Even at the beach! We all know adding the “right” accessories can set your summer style above the rest. Bags, jewelry, scarves, bandanas, and sunnies will set the tone to your unique summer vibe. And there are so many fun ways to incorporate your personal style, and favorite trends, into your day at the beach. Take the basket bag, for example. This summer’s hottest bag trend is perfect for a day at the beach. So give it a try! And you’re sure to be anything but basic.

Dress: Indah via The Shop Laguna// Bandana (headband) via The Garage Collective// Necklaces: Jonas + Muse// Bag: Cosabella via The Fort + The Clubhouse

Top + Bottom: Cleobella via The Fort & The Clubhouse// Scarf via House of Bohemian

Jumper via Silver & Gold Boutique// Round Basket Bag via The Garage Collective// Sunglasses via The Fort & The Clubhouse

Top via Silver & Gold// Shorts: Cotton Candy via The Shop Laguna// Jewelry: Jonas & Muse

Dress: Stillwater via The Shop Laguna// Necklace: Jonas + Muse

Top: Free People// Swim Bottoms: L*Space both via The Fort & The Clubhouse// Jewelry: Jonas & Muse

Swim Top: L*Space// Shorts: Amuse Society both via The Fort & The Clubhouse// Backpack via The Garage Collective

Dress: Free People via The Fort & The Clubhouse// Jewelry: Jonas & Muse

Jumper: Cleobella via The Fort & The Clubhouse// Jewelry: Jonas & Muse

Kaftan Dress: Cleobella The Shop Lagunavia // Jewelry: Jonas & Muse

Swim Suit: Billabong via The Shop Laguna

Swim Top + BottomAmuse Society x Flynn Skye via The Shop Laguna

A Special Thanks to Jonas & Muse for providing all the jewelry for our shoot!


Models: Kassidy Ramirez @kassramiez || Summer Betti @summerbetti

HMU Team: Studio A @studio_a_hair || Hair: Audrey Honeycutt @hairbyhoneycutt || Makeup: Kristy Champman @_beautybykristy

Photography + Styling: Rachael Dickens @imagingbyrachael

Location Manager: Natalie Dickens