Two Easy, Effortless Beach Outfits You Can Actually Pull Off

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toss a button down shirt over your swimsuit for an effortless beach look

When I first moved near the ocean five years ago, I literally had no idea what to wear when I went down to the beach.

It seems silly, but only a few months before we moved here, we visited the beach and I wore a tee and a maxi skirt over my swimsuit. I felt cute, but then it was in the way and got wet and heavy, and it was just a mess.

So today I’m teaming up with American Eagle Outfitters sharing two easy looks for the beach, but would definitely be perfect for the pool too!

a romper is an easy and comfy beach outfit that anyone can pull off!
love that this romper has sleeves so your shoulders don't get burned!
loving this polka dot romper from AEO that's under $50!
the cutest polka dot romper that's under $50!

Outfit Details: 

AEO Romper (size down!), White One Piece Swimsuit (FYI, this swimsuit has no padding), Similar Bandana, Pink Sunglasses, Similar Sneakers

First up, a romper.

I love a good romper, and I’m obsessed with this BLUE RUFFLE ROMPER from American Eagle. It’s flirty and cute, and super lightweight so you’ll stay nice and cool. I also love that it has sleeves so your shoulders stay protected on the beach!

And a one-and-done piece is the best kind at the beach. It just feels effortless and easy.

The romper runs big, so size down — I’m in a small and should have sized down to an XS.

With a pair of ESPADRILLE SNEAKERS, you can wear this to walk around on the boardwalk, grab some lunch, and then pull off your sneakers for an afternoon on the sand.


tie a button down shirt around your waist for an effortless beach look
these bow sandals will take you from the beach to date night, and everywhere in between
toss a button down shirt over your swimsuit for an effortless beach look
an easy and effortless beach look for summer
toss on a button down and a pair of shorts for an effortless summer beach look

Outfit Details: 

Striped Button Down, White Eyelet One Piece Swimsuit, Bow Sandals, Distressed Denim Shorts


Use a Button Down as a Coverup!

I love using a BUTTON DOWN SHIRT as a coverup. It’s easy to toss on with a pair of CUT-OFF SHORTS, and then pull off the shorts when you get down to the beach for an easy and effortless look.

I paired it with this cute WHITE EYELET ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT and the combo of white and blue is just perfect for a breezy beach day.

Oh, and these BOW SANDALS are basically the cutest things ever, and add a little bit of femininity to your easy beach look.


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  1. Jessica Camerata says:

    I HATE cover ups, I find it impossible to find flattering ones. I started finally just doing a big oversized linen button down. Loving this one from AE. I’ve also been eyeing that romper, love it on you!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  2. Allison Ursitti says:

    Can you please share where your hat is from!? It looks super cute 🙂


  3. natali says:

    Those are super cute beachtime outfits! I love the way you’ve styled them. 🙂

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