Summer just isn't complete without a trip to the beach. Whether you make it a habit of going each weekend or just want to see the waves whenever a holiday swings by, hanging out by the beach during the summer months is the ultimate summer scenario.
Few people have ventured into the realms of all-important beach behavior, but there is an unofficial beach etiquette that travelers and beach goers adhere to when out in the sun.
In no particular order, the fashion rules for heading to the beach are: remember to wear sunscreen- the SPF factor is a no brainier.
The name of the game is light and loose clothing--think maxi dresses and cotton-linen blend coverups.
Flip flops may feel great on the sand, however, going barefoot is better--besides making it a little easier to walk on the sand, going bare foot is more Eco-friendly.
Body parts that would be otherwise illegal when visible should never be exposed- other then the obvious indecent exposure, full blown nudity is never trendy.
Remember to always bring a pair of sunglasses-- a killer pair of shades never hurt anyone!
Last but not least, a beachbag is a must for storing all of your essentials in one convenient spot-- who else is going to carry your beach towel, cellphone and water bottle?
Now that we've gotten the beach rules out of the way, here are 15 stunning looks for under $250 to wear to your next trip to the beach.
1. KENZO Printed Bandeau Swimsuit $57 net-a-porter.com
2. 10 Crosby Derek Lam Sandals $219 shoescribe.com
3. SCOOP Raffia Sun Hat $120 scoopnyc.com
4. Melissa Odabash Paris Halterneck Bikini $116 theoutnet.com
5. Sundry '2 Palms Square' Muscle Tee $68 nordstrom.com
6. Dolce & Gabbana Cat-eye Sunglasses $212 mytheresa.com
7. Cynthia Rowley Bonded Sport Shorts $195 cools.com
8. Ocean Minded Oumi Nite Sandals $30 oceanminded.com
9. Blue Life High Tide Maxi Dress $168 shopplanetblue.com
10. Natori Garbo Beach Towel $24 horchow.com
11. Line & Dot Crossover Neck Eyelet Dress $121 revolveclothing.com
12. CASTANER 'Joyce' Wedge Espadrilles $157 matchesfashion.com
13. Angela Floral Beach Cover-up $50 usa.frenchconnection.com
14. BLANK NYC Hi-Rise Cut Off Shorts $59 lordandtaylor.com
15. RVCA Mixed Signals Slouch Bag $40 rvca.com