After a fun day of sun, salt, and sand, there’s nothing better than kicking back and relaxing with a refreshing drink at the local beach bar. All you need is a stylish outfit to show off your sun-kissed skin. Perhaps the bar has a dress code, or maybe you just want to glam it up for the night after spending all day swimming. Either way, there are plenty of cute outfits you can create to look your best while you sip and dance away under the stars.
Use this list of outfits for inspiration when packing for your next beach trip. Each look is simple to create, making it ideal for going from beach to bar without having to change. Just keep a few essentials stashed in your beach bag to freshen yourself up. Wet wipes are handy for wiping your face and removing sweat and excess sunscreen. Pack a travel-size deodorant and roll-on perfume wand for an inviting post-beach scent. You can also stash a detangler or sea salt spray to rock your post-beach hair.
Bring the boho vibes to the beach bar with maxi dresses for women. The loose, flowy fit of a maxi dress offers cool relief after a day in the sun. You don’t even have to change! Just pop the dress on over your swimsuit or bikini. Maxi dresses made from crease-resistant and stretchy materials are best for packing and easy to slip on. Add a pair of flip flops or sandals and an evening bag, and you have a simple yet stylish look for your night out. You can also wear a maxi dress with wedges and espadrilles. If the night gets breezy, layer up with a denim jacket over your maxi dress. Use accessories, like jewelry or a belt at the waist to put the finishing touches on this cute and comfy look.
When dressing for the beach bar, one-piece swimsuits can double-up as bodysuits. A swimsuit with a high neckline, for example, will look great with a pair of high-waisted A-line shorts. If you have a one-piece swimsuit in a strapless design, you can create a cute beach bar outfit with a long skirt or wide-leg pants. Add an open-knit sweater for lightweight coverage should the temperature take a dip. Your bodysuit outfit will look terrific with any pair of summer shoes, including slides and wedged sandals. Finish off your look with a pair of statement earrings and a clutch purse for added glamour.
Women’s bikini tops are great for mixing and matching into different suits for the beach. You can also use them to create stylish outfits for the bar. Simply pair your bikini top with a pair of shorts and add a kimono to complete the outfit. The short pockets are great for stashing essentials, like lip gloss or your keys. The kimono offers coverage and a chic touch. You can put together a similar look with any swim top and coverup. Add a pair of heeled sandals, flip flops, or slides, and your favorite accessories to arrive in style.
When it comes to women’s coverups, nothing is as stylish and versatile as a sarong. These gorgeous long cloths come in a variety of vibrant colors and designs. They can be tied in a number of ways to create different dress silhouettes that are perfect for beach-to-bar days. Wrap, twist, and tie your sarong around your bikini or bathing suit for an easy yet stylish outfit. Add a pair of thong sandals or espadrilles and a beach-ready bag to finish off the look. With just one or two sarongs, you can create plenty of different outfits to rock during your beach stay.
A mini t-shirt dress that hits just above the knees is one of the comfiest styles of women’s dresses for summer. Made from soft fabrics, like cotton, these dresses feel soft against the skin. Lightweight and breathable, a mini t-shirt dress will also keep you cool and dry on the dancefloor. It’s easy to pop on over any swimwear for a casual evening look. It will look especially cute over a halter-neck bikini top or swimsuit. Wear it with sandals to dress up your outfit, or keep it casual with slides or sneakers. Add the finishing touches to this comfy outfit with some bracelets and eye-catching rings.
These simple and stylish beach outfits will ensure you look your best at the beach bar. They also work for summer date nights or bonfires and barbecues on the beach. Copy these looks with your own pieces or use them to inspire fresh ensembles. Just think of your swim top as a t-shirt or blouse and your swimsuit as a bodysuit, and it’s easy to think up new looks. Looking for new pieces to rock with your beach look? Don’t miss summer styles at Lands’ End. We’ve got everything you need to go from beach to bar looking and feeling great.