2012 Beach Trends: Create Your Signature Style


Now that summer is here, it’s time to hit the beach and flaunt your style. From the latest swimsuit trends to the most stylish women’s sunglasses, there are plenty of ways to pull a signature look together. Which one is right for you? Check out our breakdown of this season’s hottest looks and make one your own.

Fun and Playful
Characterized by bright colors and anything-but-serious accessories, this look epitomizes laid-back summer days.  

  • Swimsuit: Capture the fun, playful look with a two-piece swimsuit in a bold floral print. Choose one with accents like ruffles or bows to add a sweet, feminine touch. Or, go with a one-shoulder style to get on board with fashion's asymmetrical trend.
  • Sunglasses: Match the laid-back look of your swimsuit with some equally fun shades. One of the biggest trends in women’s sunglasses this year are frames in bright hues like fuchsia or lime green. Choose regular or prescription sunglasses with neutral frames and colored lenses to still get that pop of color. 
  • Accessories: Top this look off with a fun screen-printed canvas tote for all your beach essentials and some flip flops that will you keep you comfortable all day long.
Vintage
Old is new again with chic, retro-inspired bikinis, women’s sunglasses and more. Adopting popular styles from the 1950s, the vintage look is unique and flattering to just about every body type. 

  • Swimsuit: The best way to capture the vintage look is with a high-waist two piece swimsuit. Since it’s such a big trend this season, you’ll have no problem choosing one that best matches your personal style. 
  • Sunglasses: The hallmark of any vintage-inspired women’s sunglasses are cat-eye shaped eyeglass frames. If that’s a little too extreme for you, go for large round frames in plain black or tortoise print to capture a retro vibe.  
  • Accessories: Play up your vintage look with a big, floppy straw hat and wedge sandals that tie at the ankle. Add some bright red nail polish and your bombshell vibe is complete.

Glam
If you’re the type who likes to stand out at the beach, there are plenty of bold options for you to choose from this summer. From statement-making bikinis to sexy accessories, this season’s trends offer plenty of ways for you to flaunt your wild side.

  • Swimsuit: There is no shortage of unique swimsuit options for a girl who likes something different. Get the glam look with an animal print bikini, one-piece swimsuit with cut-out details, or monokini with metal accents. Each of these options will have you turning heads beach-side.  
  • Sunglasses: The perfect complement to a stand-out swimsuit is a pair of contemporary women’s sunglasses. Whether you choose non-prescription or prescription sunglasses, an oversized frame  offers the ultimate look-at-me glam look.  
  • Accessories: Accent this sexy beach look with a sheer cover up. Long or short, this barely-there accessory is the perfect way to finish off your glam ensemble.
    With so many different trends to choose from, there’s no excuse not to sport your style on the beach this year. Pair a few of your favorite summer pieces together to create your go-to look and get ready for a stylish summer.
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