When you don’t quite have a tan, but have been on the beach for a few days, it’s difficult to know how to dress. For starters, you’ve passed the requisite embarrassment of Day One (on your last day this chagrin is absolved by spotting the pasty newbies playing paddle tennis along the shore and turning to the person beside you and saying, “must be their first day”). However, it’s a few more re-applications and hours with sweat beads rolling down your scalp before you can proudly waltz around with towel-dried hair and a stanky leg.
I always find that wearing nautical stripes and the following colours: blue, white, red and lemon yellow, are a safe way to look chic on the beach regardless of what stage your tan is at. Exhibit a: me on day 3.
Another luxury of beachwear that I particularly enjoy indulging in: long shirts and no pants. By no means should anyone dare to dress like this in the city. On the beach, however, if you’ve got nice legs it’s the only time you can pull this strictly editorial look and wear a shirt that just covers your butt. The reverse is true for those girls whose legs aren’t their best feature – you can wear wide leg pants and a bikini top, and call it a day.
And on the third day style rose again.
Jetset Outfit: Victoria’s Secret bikini; Le Chateau knit shirtdress; Forever 21 hat; Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses.
Photography by Alexander Liang.