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Look no further for fashion inspiration ahead of your beach getaway this summer. Culture Trip has partnered with Figleaves on this guide to dressing well at the beach, no matter where you’re headed.
Every beach destination has its own maritime culture. With the intel below, you’ll arrive prepared to fit in and stand out in all the right ways.
Ibiza is a dream getaway off the coast of Spain. World-renowned DJs play the best day-parties and nightclubs around, so pack day-to-night looks and comfortable dancing shoes, such as platform sneakers or wedges. Swimwear should be sexy and cover-ups chic. Be sure to pack lingerie that works with plunging necklines – in Ibiza, skin is always in.
The vibe: Festival culture on the Med. An island paradise with unparalleled nightlife and a twist of adventure travel.
Must-haves: Sexy cut-out swimwear, body-conscious lingerie, casual chic dress, comfortable dancing shoes.
This quaint American beach town transforms into a luxury resort for the jet set every summer. Known for its sand dunes and historic lighthouse, Montauk is the kind of place to unwind with friends and family, and maybe try seal watching, fishing, or surfing. Dressing is casual yet classic, with easy, comfortable swimwear and cover-ups.
The vibe: Sophisticated preppy. This Hamptons classic is the perfect spot for a bonfire and barbecue.
Must-haves: Nautical-striped swimwear, classic playsuit and kaftan.
Beaches of white, red and black sand make this Greek isle an idyllic holiday destination. Cliffside towns are dotted with first-class restaurants and eateries. Dress to transition from a day at the beach to an evening at a hidden café or restaurant, where you can indulge in fresh fish and produce. Versatile swimwear and a kaftan are island staples that you can accessorise with seashells and flowers you find at the beach.
The vibe: Historic beach town. Wellness travelers are attracted by its fresh flowers, seafood, and salty air.
Must-haves: Floral patterns, bold colors, and sporty beach separates.
From the Getty to the Malibu Pier to the oceanfront mansions of the Hollywood elite, Malibu combines a cosmopolitan chicness with a chill attitude. Minimalist dressing, such as statement swimwear paired with a jumpsuit or kaftan, will help you achieve low-key glam.
The vibe: A mix of Hollywood glamor and old-school surfers. Laid-back chic defines this gorgeous beach town.
Must-haves: Statement one-piece to go from beach to bar, playsuit, and kaftan.
Adventure travelers love the island’s lush greenery and picture-perfect waterfalls. Dress in casual beachwear, mixing colors and prints. Comfort is key: throw a cover-up or playsuit over swimwear and you’re ready to explore.
The vibe: Tropical paradise for the outdoors-loving traveler.
Must-haves: Mix and match jungle-print swim separates, playsuit and kaftan.