We've got two words for you: beach bound. Whether you're about to embark on a globetrotting adventure to the shores of Thailand's Koh Samui, you've scouted out where you'll be "parked" on the sands of Kauai's Hanalei Bay, or you're currently revving up for a week-long stretch of Greek island-hopping, we've got you covered — from head to toe — on the Summer style front. Just like any tropical vacation, your key styling concerns should include breezy maxi dresses, bright bikini sets, versatile shirtdresses (that can easily double as a cover-up and a sexy evening sheath), and slick sandals. To make good on your suitcase capacity and to get the most bang for your buck, opt for neutral staples (like slouchy white tees and classic denim shorts), and then go bold with printed accents for a fun day-to-night punch up. Ready for our beach style blowout? Click through to shop our top 30 vacation-perfect picks now.
Now that the days of holiday mayhem and gluttony are behind us, it's time to set some sunny 2012 resolutions to get us all through the last leg of Winter. To help us with our own bikini style prowess, these celebrities' New Year's Eve vacations have us longing for warmer temps and a "no shoes required" dress code. From a scantily clad escape to St. Barts to a family-friendly adventure in Cabo San Lucas, we've rounded up our favorite sun-worshiping celeb looks for ample beachy inspiration. Frolic in a bright bandeau bikini and retro sunglasses á la Miley Cyrus, shield your eyes with a straw fedora like Stacy Keibler, or comb the beach in a safari-print sarong worthy of Rachel Zoe's vacation style. There are 20 fashionable ways to channel your inner beach bunny, so click through to see Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and more on the beach and shop your favorites.
With swim season and bikini weather on its way, we thought we'd take the opportunity to hone in on your styling skills for the ultimate beachy vacation. Think Cabo, Mykonos, and Bali, then capitalize on the season's best swimwear. We want a look that features a standout suit and all the right accessories. From your beach tote to your shades, and any hat, jewels, scarves, or cover-ups, we want a head-to-toe look that's perfect for soaking up the sun and hanging in the surf. The rest is up to you — and we can't wait to see what you come up with!
1. Go to ShopStyle, and sign up for a free account. If you already have a PopSugar account then there's no need to sign up.
2. Shop away. Hover over the item you want and click "Favorite," so it goes into your Stylebook.
3. Ready to style? Go to your Stylebook and click "Create a Look." Drag and drop the pieces you want. Make it look pretty.
4. Save it, then click "Share Look," then "Blog It."
5. Copy the code provided at the bottom of the page and paste it into a "New Post" while in raw html mode, not rich text, in the Fab Stylist of the Week group. Include the name of the challenge in your post's title so we can see it.
Going to the beach doesn't mean you can't look cute in the little you have on. Prime example is thequeenbee and her friend. These stylish beach buddies are looking Fab in their color-blocked beach cover-ups. I love the combination of bright and bold colors. Unfortunately, she didn't mention what her friend has on — write back and let us know!
Here's what thequeenbee (pictured left) has on:
- Tank: Top Shop
- Skirt: Top Shop
- Necklace: Love Pink by Victoria's Secret
Congrats to thequeenbee!
Everyone else, submit your looks and I might feature you on FabSugar! If you live overseas and have a Fab outfit to share, join the Overseas Fashionistas Group, to submit a Look in this group learn how to post a blog.
It's about that time. It's about that time that people are in the midst of winter and needing refuge! The best winter escape: a tropical paradise. Also, isn't Spring Break right around the corner for you students out there? While a lot of us are bundled up right now, let's not forget what wonders a little R & R can do for the soul. I am a flip flop junkie in warm weather so I started you off with these Reef Krystal Glitter flip flops, $19.
I asked you all to go Fab Finding for some tropical vacay essentials. Here are a few things I always pack: a bathing suit (or 5!), sunscreen, sun dresses, a beach bag and my iPod. I'm interested to see what some of your essentials are. To see all the tropical escape finds click here. Let's see what you all came up with!
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It's about that time. It's about that time that people are in the midst of winter and needing refuge! The best winter escape: a tropical paradise. Also, isn't Spring Break right round the corner for you students out there? While a lot of us are bundled up right now, let's not forget what wonders a little R & R can do for the soul. I am a flip flop junkie in warm weather so I'll start you off with these Reef Krystal Glitter flip flops, $19.
Let's all go Fab Finding for some tropical vacay essentials. Here are a few things I always pack: a bathing suit (or 5!), sunscreen, sun dresses, a beach bag and my iPod. Feel free to throw in some of your own essentials. Be sure to come back and tell me your Fab Finds are up, or just tag your Fab Finds with tropical escape.
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If you're looking for a cute, casual beach shoe for Labor Day Weekend, why not put your money to good use? Toms Shoes, whose design was inspired by traditional Argentine shoes called alpargatas, are great for skimming across sand, but they also have a great mission. Every time a customer buys a pair, the company donates a pair to a needy child in South America. They're also responsibly made in Argentina using fair-labor practices and minimal environmental impact. Plus, the canvas kicks come in a great array of bright summer colors. You can buy a pair for $38 here.