It doesn’t matter if you’re jetting off to Ibiza or stepping off the A train at Rockaway Beach Park, any beach outfit has the potential to be a moment. You know what I’m talking about. For anyone with an Instagram account and a Wi-Fi connection, a day at the beach can be prime time for snapping all the photos—and, of course, showing off your A+ summer wardrobe while you’re at it. As such, your standard-issue rubber flip-flops and faded baseball hat deserve to be upgraded so you and your beach outfits can live their best lives.
Since day trips and getaways are starting to fill our summer weekend itineraries, what better time to chat about which items to leave at home and which to wear and pack for a day in the sun? From the versatile beach cover-up we secretly want to wear off the sand as well to summer’s biggest shoe trend you should probably avoid wearing (it’s for your own good—you’ll see why), keep reading to find out the beach outfit trends that will and won’t be gracing the most stylish shores this summer.