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BRB, Adding These Beach Looks to Cart So I Can Have A Tropical Vacay 24/7

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What time is it? As the cast of High School Musical 2 put it so eloquently, summertime. It’s time for beach picnics, bathing suits, SPF and sunnies. I’m so excited to finally feel the sun on my skin and pick up all of the essential beach looks

This summer, I’m planning on using my bathing suit as part of my look, making my cover-ups chicer and upping my beach accessory game. Before I relax on the beach though, I’m going to “productively” shop some of the looks below. Join me!

Printed swimwear

V-Front High Leg Bikini Bottoms in Cow Print, Asos, $18; shop now

Who says animal print has to stop with clothes? This is definitely one of my favorite trends this season, and it definitely helps that this suit is on sale! You can even mix and match parts of this set to other suits.

Cover up (kinda):



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If you get cold by the pool or are trying to avoid the dreaded shoulder-sunburn, throw on a graphic tee over your swimsuit! It’ll keep you warm while you look cool. Knot it into a crop top for a relaxed look.

Slip it on

Reagan Midi Slip, Free People, $50; shop now

Planning on getting dinner after your beach day? Grab a pair of sandals and a midi dress to throw on over your bathing suit. One of my favorite beachy looks is a good slip dress, sunnies and a bag for my wallet and sunscreen!

To the brim



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If you want some sun protection without the greasy feel of sunscreen on your face, opt for a wide-brimmed hat. It’ll keep the sun out of your face and add a pop to your outfit. Pair with a scarf top for an effortless resort look!

Colorful carry-all

Simply Perfect Crochet Tote, Free People, $38; shop now

And to carry your summer reads, snacks and any other beach accessories you’ll need, I introduce the ultimate beach bag. This crotched bag has holes small enough to hold in your stuff, but big enough to let sand stay on the beach. Goodbye to sand everywhere!

Whether you’re more of a pool gal or love the beach, rock these styles on your next warm-weather adventure. Show us your favorite look by tagging @hercampusstyle in your summer #ootd!

Maya is a senior majoring in journalism at Boston University. She has previously written with College Fashionista as an editorial fellow and FASE Magazine as a fashion editorial intern. Passionate about writing, thrift shopping, memes, skin care, and binge-watching Broad City.