According to my Instagram, the majority of my viewers live in California, New York, Texas, Florida and Georgia. Is this true? Since Instagram goes through all the detail of telling me your where-abouts, I thought it’d be a good idea to talk about comfortable waterside styles since many of you “allegedly” live in a coastal state. I’m a native Virginia Beach gal, so beach living is what I know. Beach and poolside gatherings are common here, and sometimes no one even swims! The water, for some occasions is in front of us just for the ambiance. It’s so true! Weddings, formal celebrations, musical festivals, and the list goes on. I want to share how to pull together an outfit for events like this, so that you’re both beach comfortable and appropriately styled for the occasion.
Here’s what you’ll need
1. A semi-formal, flowing dress | I have on this one HERE.
2. Maybe a T-shirt underneath (for comfort or for the ocean breeze) | I have on this one HERE.
3. Stylish beach sandals | I have on these HERE.
4. A playful accessory (I chose colorful hoop earrings) | I have on these similar ones HERE.
Here’s how to put it all together
My beautiful, blush pink maxi dress I received courtesy of the brand SheIn. You can see more of the outfits I’ve chosen from their current collections, and as part of our brand collaboration HERE, HERE and HERE. If you shop at SheIn, you can save 20% with my savings code iPersonalShop20.
This dress is such a pretty material and color. I was smitten by how it flows. How you can wrap the straps around from the front to back and tie them for your own desired look. This dress also has a long split in the front, making it sort of a wrap style. The split is ultra functional. You’re free to step as high or as wide as you’d like, in the case of high waters or sand dunes! It’s always worth noting that I am only a petite 5′ tall. You’ll see that on me the dress drags a little to the floor (I’m wearing a size Small). I actually like the drama in the drag. If you’re taller than I am, you probably won’t have to worry with your hem on the floor.
I’m wearing with my dress a white V-neck tee. This dress has a strappy, open-back. There was also a generous breeze coming off the water on the evening that I wore this. Although I’m not feeling so summer ready with respect to my back at this time, I didn’t want to give up wearing this outfit. To compromise, I added a T-shirt underneath! This is my signature move that I’d encourage anyone to adopt. (Important: Just make sure that you use a fitted tee like this one HERE.) Another smart move was opting for comfortable, flat sandals that fair well in a sand city. I wasn’t up for wearing heels in the sand, or placing a second pair of shoes awkwardly in my bag. To accessorize functionally, I went into my closet and brought out my Jack Rogers jellies. You can see more from the Jack Rogers jelly shoes collection HERE. My colorful earrings are the playful accessory that I chose. So are my Jacks since they are white with rainbow stitching. The only thing left for this outfit is for me to embrace the sand in between my toes!
This dress is also available in these fanciful colors.
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I have some cute halter dresses but I’ve never thought to put a tee under them
I hope you can try this dress hack with one of yours!
Very Marilyn Monroe pose there! Love it!
Definitely some of these poses were inspired by Ms Monroe!
Sort of unrelated, but want to go know that your blog is so friendly and welcoming and for that I thank you!
Your comment makes my day! Thank You for sharing. I strive hard for my readers to feel this way. Many Thanks & glad to have you here!
i love your outfit and its perfect for beach
Thank You! I’m happy to hear that you agree with it as the perfect beach dress.
Very cute dress.. You look great
Thank You for the compliment. Glad you like this dress, too!
You have a beautiful smile and you look so happy. The dress looks fabulous on you!
Kymom, Thank You for your kind compliment. I am happy you like this dress, too!
This dress is yummy! I would love it in teal!!
Girl, you read my mind! I chose this dress specifically for this waterside post…however, I want to also shoot in it at an elegant tea cafe! Restyled/Re-purposed!
Just beautiful! And I love the color
Thanks, Adriane! I was drawn to this dress because of the beautiful blush pink color, too! Glad you also like.
I love this entire outfit!
Thanks for sharing a comment. So happy you love this coastal outft, too!
That is a pretty dress, I live in NY so don’t really dress coastal.
Wearing a T-shirt underneath is such a good idea!
I hope you can visit a coastal place soon, and try a flowing dress with a T-shirt! Thank You for your compliment.