How To: Look (and FEEL) Great at the Beach

Summer is officially in full swing, and that means that beach and bikini season is upon us. I love the beach as much as the next girl, but if you're feeling a little unsure about your beach look or your body, check out these quick and painless tips (no crazy crash diets or harmful tanning involved)! 


{Santa Monica, California}

  • The central focus of a beach look is obviously a swimsuit! I know that shopping for a suit can be a miserable experience (bad lighting in dressing rooms does not flatter anyone!), but try ordering a few suits to try on in the comfort of your home. I know it might sounds crazy, shopping for something that form-fitting online, but you can order several, and send everything back that doesn't fit. 
  • Upgrade your t-shirt and workout shorts to a cute cover-up dress. It'll make you feel so much more pulled together, and when you look good, you feel good! Plus, if you get a little gun-shy about just wearing your bikini, you'll still look great! 
  • A little self tanner goes a long way in covering a number of body woes, from stretch marks to scars to that extra few frozen yogurts you downed this week (No judgement here! Hey, it's summer! ). 
  • Looking to tone up in just seconds? Bust out a few pushups and lunges a few minutes before you hit the sand. They will temporarily tighten up the look of your muscles, and leave you feeling lean. 
  • If flat abs are your goal, try to avoid salty foods, carbonated drinks, and foods like broccoli a few days before you plan to hit the beach or pool. They can bloat your midsection- try to stick to lean protein, fruits and veggies like asparagus, and make sure to drink plenty of water! 
  • Obviously, sunscreen is a beach must-have, but putting a little powder, bronzer, and waterproof mascara on before I head to the pool or beach always makes me feel so much more put together- add a swipe of a bright lip gloss for a fun extra! 
  • Smile! You're at the beach, having fun, and a smile is always your best accessory! 
What are your tips for looking great at the beach? 

3 comments:

  1. These tips are absolutely brilliant, doll! I use the pushup trick all the time for insta-toning. And laying flat with knees in the air is definitely the most flattering position.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  2. Thanks for the great advice on how to get a beach body fast . I am getting married in a month and I want to look fantastic on the cruise we are taking for the honeymoon. I hope that these tips will help!

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  3. Thanks for the great advice on how to get a beach body fast . I am getting married in a month and I want to look fantastic on the cruise we are taking for the honeymoon. I hope that these tips will help!

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