This colorful kaftan is great as a beach cover-up but also suitable to transition through a nice lunch on a boat or sight seeing when paired with your fab flats and other accessories.
Printed cotton and silk kaftan, Mario Testino for Mate, $275, netaporter.com.
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Earthy accessories really come alive on the beach. So, trade your metal pieces for turquoise, coral or seashell statement earrings and necklaces to bring life to your look.
Turquoise, resin and glass earrings, AERIN Erickson Beamon, $180, aerin.com.
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Chic Beach Tote
If you can't part with your favorite designer tote, even on the beach, this canvas bag is a play on the hottest "it" bag without the price tag. Canvas tote bag, My Other Bag, $45, myotherbag.com.
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While prints and patterns are a ton of fun, there's something so crisp about an all-white swimsuit. And if you're still looking to add a splash of color, pile on an armful of colorful (waterproof) bangles.