Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Top 10 Beach Trends This Summer

Heading to the beach this summer?

Make sure you gear up for a day in the sand with these Top Beach Trends for 2009.

No.10 - Horizontal stripes
No self-respecting seafaring man lacks a blue-and-white horizontally striped shirt. This classic item embodies beach chic and completely contradicts the old style adage that horizontal stripes are not universally flattering. This year, nautical themes heavily influenced numerous collections, showing up in every garment imaginable. To get maximum mileage from this trend, however, stick to a top like this cotton-modal piece from Splendid.

No.9 - Cuffed pants
Not only for the Hamptons, khakis are an all-American staple, and it’s hard to beat the price and timelessness of Gap’s original pair. To update your khakis for summer 2009, roll up the cuffs to reach at or slightly above your ankles. Then mix your laid-back pants with T-shirts for casual days or with blazers to create appealing looks that exude a polished ease. While at a beachside locale, leather sandals, boat shoes or canvas sneakers should be your footwear of choice with this look.

No.8 - Leather sandals
Although leather sandals are an obvious selection when it comes to warm-weather footwear, this summer, sleek slip-ons were shown with everything from the most casual shorts to the dressiest suits. Try an understated, elegant pair like these from Aldo. Their simplicity makes them both refined and incredibly versatile, so you’ll easily be able to dress them up or down.

No.7 - Gingham
A huge trend for summer 2009 that coincides perfectly with beach style is gingham. This gingham check Robert Talbott button-down has a tailored, modern fit that keeps it from seeming too rustic. To avoid appearing as though your intended vacation destination was the woods rather than the beach, skip outdoorsy vests and chunky boots and keep your other apparel simple. With a pair of cuffed pants or shorts, this shirt is ideal for a lazy day of strolling and picnicking with the hot girl next door you’re trying to romance.

No.6 - Bright nylon
Life isn’t always a beach at the beach, particularly when the sun won’t come out. To ensure you won’t have to be cooped up inside, bring along a nylon jacket in a zingy hue like this one from American Apparel to brighten the day. And because bold colors are key this season, you can also use this piece to counter classics like your khakis and give them an edge.

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