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Sand And the City: Your Best SATC-Inspired Beach Looks

A summer isn’t complete without hitting the beach, and in my opinion, one of the best parts of going to the beach is picking out the perfect beach look. We picked out four beach looks inspired by the timeless Sex and the City 2 girls. Choose your favorite and go out in the sun!  

1. Carrie 

You are the leading lady of your life and the lives of those around you. You are always the center of attention, and for good reasons: you’re outgoing, charming, cute, fun and thoughtful. You love your body and you love fashion, and you aren’t afraid to turn heads with bold, trendy looks.  

    Your bathing suit:   

    Forget the conventional bikini and the one-piece; go for a more unconventional cut that flatters your body, or a swimsuit studded with lots of metals, which are hot this season. 

    Red Carter, Studded one piece $181


    Tori Praver Swimwear, $77

    Forever 21 Center Attention monokini

    Xhilaration Solid Monokini Swimsuit- Grape Purplexes $29.99

    Your cover-up:   

    Your boyfriend’s shirt is comfy and oversized but also shows off your legs in a sexy and playful way. You could also tie the bottom to show off your toned waist since it’s oversized. A summer poncho will also go with your stylish swimsuit and flirty personality.  

    Vineyard Vines Collegiate Shirt, $98.50

     

    American Eagle AE Pintuck Boyfriend shirt, $39.50 
     
    Accessories to mix and match:    

     Manolo Blahnik Jeweled Thong Sandal, $745.  

     Mixit Backstrap Thong Sandal, $11.50  

    House of Harlow 1960 Abalone Sunburst Cocktail Ring, $70.00  

    Adia Kibur Jumbo Hair Clips, $15  


    2. Charlotte

    You are a picture perfect sweetheart: elegant, thoughtful, well-mannered. Your day style is preppy and girly, and you always look sophisticated when going out. You love the finer things in life, and you are sexy without trying.   

    Your bathing suit:   

    A bikini in white — the classic summer staple. Play up the perky factor by using colorful strings such as fuchsia and neon blue. Intricate pastel patterns will make you look adorable on the sand as well.   

     Vix Swimwear Neva Bia bikini, $155  

     

    Smoothies Swimwear Bikini, $35 

    Your cover-up:   

    A sundress in one of this season’s hottest prints, such as tie-dye or bold tropical prints. Go for a flowy, loose fit. Not only do they highlight your romantic side, but they’re also easier to take off on the beach, and will be less likely to get wet stains from your swimsuit.   

    Bop Basics Strapless Smock Long Dress, $98 (on sale now!)   

    Speechless Floral Print Dress, $34.99     

    Accessories to mix and match:    

    Juicy Couture Packable Braided Ribbon Sun Hat, $68  

     

    Reef Palm Beach Sandals, $11.97  

    Marc Jacobs Aviators, $275  

     

    Fossil Sunglasses, $50   

    Deepa Gurnani Pearl Beaded Headband, $36

    3. Samantha   

    Fun is your middle name. You are a powerful, smart woman who takes control of your life and won’t hear it from anyone else. You are proud of yourself and your body and aren’t afraid to show it off.  

    Your bathing suit:   

    A bikini in a sexy, daring print such as animal prints or this season’s tie-dye and dramatic tropical flowers, or a one-piece with a plunging neckline (but make sure it fits!). If you have the right body type, you can go for a skimpier swimsuit like the Cruzar one piece below, but make sure to try it on because it walks the fine line between sexy and overexposed!   

    L* Space Slinky Solids Plunge One Piece, $132  

    Tori Praver Swimwear Moana Bikini Top, $94  

     

    Sexy Black Onepiece Low Cut Plunge Monokini Swimsuit, $39.99  

    Victoria’s Secret Rainbow tie-dye triangle top, $42

    Your cover-up:   

    A lower body beach cover up, or a print drape cover up. They are convenient and comfortable to wear and super sexy. You can also tie them a million ways to suit your style.    

    Mara Hoffman Drape Cover Up, $305     

     

    Echo Design Cheetah Spots Beach Cover Up, $62       
     
    Accessories to mix and match:    

    Tory Burch Wedge Flip Flops, $55  

    Retrosun Paloma Picasso Vintage Sunglasses, $210  

     

    Tarma Designs Golden Sun Pendant Necklace, $25  

    Island Breeze Towel Beach Bag, $46  


    4. Miranda  

    You are at the top of your class but you are far from nerdy. Boys adore you because you are interesting and outgoing but not prissy and overly girly, and your slightly tomboyish personality makes it easy for boys to become your friend. You are bold and always game to try new things.  

    Your bathing suit:   

    A sassy one piece — you need to be beach tanning ready but also prepared for surfing and other activities. A halter bikini top — a sportier twist on the conventional two-piece — will also work for you.   

    Rosa Cha Asymmetrical One Piece, $370  

        

    Vix Swimwear Bia Bikini, $155  

     

    Mossimo Black Women Shirred One Piece Swimsuit, $34.99  

     

    Calvin Klein Swimsuit, $44.2   
     
    Your cover-up:   

    A fun, large sweatshirt, oversized graphic t-shirt, or a long cover-up.   

     

    Custom I HEART hoodie- I heart my Boyfriend Sweatshirt, $26.03  

     

    Junk Food Minnie N’ Mickey: Junk Food Women’s T Shirt, $32  

    Static Tube Cover Up Dress, $345

    Accessories to mix and match:    

     

      Game Day Sun Visor, $16.99   

     

    Beach Flats custom shoes, $61.40   

    Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, red. $145  

     

     Lacoste Summer II Beach Bag, $125  

     

    Tiffany Inspired CZ Starfish Pendant, $19.45  

    Remember, before hitting the beach near The City or Abu Dhabi, pick up the most important summer accessory first: SPF 30+ sun screen!  

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