The sun is out, the beach is calling, the BBQ is cooking, the picnic is laid out, sunbathing begins and now….what on earth to wear?! How can you look great, flawless and classy in baking heat? The key is to keep your wardrobe minimal and simple — then accessorise! Some decent accessories instantly update an outfit and can seamlessly take you from day into night. They can also protect you from the scorching sun. So if you’re heading out on the perfect sunny day, think about accessorising with these flexible, classy items:
A classic sun hat or visor
You can’t go wrong with a stylish sun hat to perfect your look. Lightweight straw hats, available in a myriad of colours, can protect your face, hair and shoulders if the brim is wide enough! If you find sun hats too heavy, consider a lightweight visor. This works well for active types who want to fit in a spot of tennis or golf too. Most major retailers sell visors which give any outfit an added ‘cool’ factor.
Watch as an accessory
If you don’t want to laden yourself with bangles, bracelets and chains, remember your watch is also a statement accessory. Quality digital and classic watches teamed with a simple outfit really stand out. Nowadays your watch says a lot about you, so choose one that goes with your style and personality. Bold and big doesn’t suit everyone! If you’re not sure where to look, a good star is to try online at Tesco.
Large, lightweight versatile scarf
No sunny day is complete without a terrific large lightweight scarf. This is because a scarf has multiple uses — as a sarong, shoulder shrug, hair turban or traditional stylish neck tie. Bold and patterned scarfs can inject a touch of class into the beach, where you don’t want more expensive items soiled by sand and sea salt.
Sunglasses of any shape and size
Sunglasses can make or break an outfit. Chosen wisely, they look fantastic! A fine statement pair of glasses can compensate for practical or plain beachwear too. There’s a lot of fun to be had choosing sunglasses: coloured, oversized or simple frames — these days, anything goes.
Finally, don’t forget sunscreen
Get the most of your perfect sunny day by wearing sunscreen. Skin that is protected is clearly so much safer and healthier than burned, pink skin. Good, protected skin always looks the part, whatever you accessorise it with!
So whether you’re into sun hats, visors, digital and classic watches or scarves, one of the above will help you look the business on a sunny day. But remember, less is more. Except when it comes to sunscreen…
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