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Sydney is a beautiful city with a world-famous coastline and stylish beach fashion to match. Follow these beach chic fashion tips for a trip to Sydney or other fashionable seaside destination!


Beach Chic Fashion

Written By: Sydney Vogl


Summer is approaching and you know what that means: ocean, sand, and tan lines. After working so hard through fall, winter, and spring, a beach vacation is exactly what you need this summer!

We’ve rounded up a few essentials to help you be the beach bombshell you always knew you could be. I like to call it “beach chic.” You’ll look like you stepped out of the ocean and onto a runway!




Depending on which beach paradise you’re heading to, you’ll probably need to account for the type of weather there.


Start by reading these general tips on packing for summer travel:


If the heat tends to be sticky where you’re going, you’ll definitely want to stray towards breathable, cotton fabrics. And be sure to check if summer storms are in the forecast; you don’t want to be caught up in the rain without a light jacket to cover you up.


Travel tip: Even if it’s summer, always choose clothing you can layer. Check the forecast before your trip!


Sydney Beaches: What to Pack


One-Piece Top and Bottom




Nowadays, you can’t go to many beaches without seeing a trendy one-piece. Boutine LA has cheeky one-pieces in a variety of colors (I’m currently drooling over this retro red one).

If two pieces are more your style, check out Free People’s swimwear line. They’ve got tops and bottoms for all body types, so you’re sure to find something you like.


Read these tips on how to choose the best swimsuit for your body type!


Knitted Top Black Knit 


Knitted Coverups


Knitted coverups are perfect for throwing on after a quick dip in the ocean. Beach towns always have cute little cafés lining the shore, so a knitted cover up will allow you to surpass the “No shirt, no service” rule while allowing you to show off your adorable swimsuit.


Follow these tips and learn my trick on how to stay cool in the heat!


Sandals | Platform




I like to bring some casual and formal shoes to my beach vacations. Then I can to mix it up if we’re headed out for a night on the town or just having drinks at a low-key bar.

Instead of those tired old flip-flops you bought 5 years ago, get a new pair of sandals that can withstand the sand, like these rose gold beauties from Steve Madden. You want shoes that are easy to slip on and off but still add an extra bit of style to your outfit.

Instead of going full-out stiletto (have you ever tried walking in high heels on a sandy floor?), try some platform buckle sandals for a night out. It’ll add that little something extra to your outfit.


Take a look at the best beach sandals for travel this summer!


Sunglasses | Necklace


Statement Pieces


You’re usually not wearing a ton of clothes at the beach. So staying beach chic is all about doing a lot with a little. If you want to keep up your style, then statement pieces are key. Anything from a choker necklace to a retro pair of sunglasses will work.


Check out these fashionable summer accessories to dress up your travel look!


Hair Beach Spray | Bronzer


Hair and Beauty Products


Don’t forget the products to keep you looking fresh all vacation long. For my hair, I love to use a beach spray to keep my waves in place. And of course, you can’t forget your bronzer to help you with that tan! I love Too Faced’s Beach Bunny.


These are our must have foolproof guide to easy, long lasting makeup!


Do you have any beach chic fashion tips? Please comment below!


For more tips and ideas on packing for Australia, please read:


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Author Bio: Sydney is a freelance writer from Los Angeles, currently living in Sydney, Australia. She loves all things travel and is happiest when she has a passport in her hand and a pair of cute shoes on her feet!