Trust Kate Moss to make even a bikini into a whole outfit. The supermodel took to the St. Barts beach in a bandeau bikini that she quickly turned into more of a fashion statement. The truth is, the look isn't a difficult one to re-create — so, whether you're headed to an equally glamorous vacation destination or just laying out someplace warm (lucky!), you can pretty easily give your bikini the same boho-glam upgrade with a few strategic accessories and a pair of easy, wide-leg pants as an alternative to any of the usual cover-ups (read: that worn t-shirt you have lying at the bottom of your beach bag). Here's how:
Dec 18 2012
You don't have to be Kate Moss to get the same cool results here. Kate relies on a pair of comfy, wide-leg pants as an unexpected alternative to the tunic top or wrap skirt — and we love it. It's easy to throw on a pair of pants and head straight from the beach to dinner. We love that they allow you to move and that the higher waistline coupled with the bandeau top gives a decidedly retro spin on your beachwear.
As for the accoutrements, take Kate's cue and make them glam but not overly complicated. You don't want to pile on glitzy statement necklaces, crystals, or jewels. A tassel necklace and bangles have an unfussy, bohemian feel that lends itself perfectly to the beach scene.
To take the look off the shore and into town, cover up on top with an open vest à la Kate, strappy flat sandals, and a decorative tote — not your duffel bag — to ensure you can seamlessly make the switch from lazy day on the sand to night out.