Holiday hacks – Beach to bar outfits

20th July 2018

The best breaks are the ones where you only head back to the hotel to sleep. You’re up all hours dancing away, sampling the cocktail menu and looking boss at the same time.


If you’re planning on living between the beach and the bar – our guide featuring beach outfits that look incred for the night as well as the day, will see you through.

Beach Outfit Styles

What to wear to the beach

  • Swimwear – Bikini or full costume, the choice is yours.
  • Cover up – You’ll want something to throw on when you want to go grab a drink or take a break from the sun. Choose a cute maxi dress, a sarong or an oversized t-shirt.
  • Sandals – Strappy sandals work for beach and bar.
  • Sunglasses – Protect your eyes and look good too.
  • Oversized hat – Keep your head shielded and your face shaded with a wide brimmed hat or baseball cap.


You’ll want a bag that you can squeeze another outfit in for later. A smaller sized leather rucksack or a larger across body bag are good calls.


What you need to take your beach look from day to night

  1. Baby wipes – Give your face and skin a wipe down to remove any excess sun cream.
  2. Deodorant – Spruce up before you head out.
  3. Top-up makeup – You won’t need your whole make up bag. Brush on some bronzer to enhance your glow from a day in the sun. Add highlighter, lip balm and perfect your eye makeup.
  4. Salt spray – Keep things natural and scrunch your hair for the perfect tousled look.
  5. Lightweight outfit – Whether you’re swapping your sundress for a bodycon or pulling on leather look shorts and a cropped top – pack something lightweight to wear in the evening.


Take your beach look from day to night


Beach outfits ready for a night out

Beach look 1

Halter bikini + denim shorts + sliders

A halter style bikini – in a bold pattern – looks incredible all day long and with a golden tan. The top can also double up for your outfit later. When the day’s over, pair with denim shorts, wedged sandals and a lightweight kimono for a breezy bar hopping look.


Get the look

Almalfi Hot Shorts

Neon Tribal Bikini Top

Neon Tribal Bikini Bottom

Pool Sliders


Beach look 2

Bodysuit + dungarees + sandals

If you know a dip in the sea isn’t on the cards, swap your swimming costume for a strappy bodysuit. These look incredible and easily double up as evening wear. Once you’ve watched the sunset, throw on a dungaree style dress and sandals then head up to the bars.


Get the look

Strappy Bodysuit

Dungaree Dress

Talaia Sandals

Beach Outfit Inspiration


Beach look 3

Bikini + lace + printed shorts

When you’re done on the beach, leave the bikini on and pair with a lace top and printed shorts. Lace adds a little elegance with these casual pieces. Work with strappy sandals and a bright pedicure.


Get the look

Broderie Chino Shorts

Island Lace Tank Top

Pop Hibiscus Bikini Top

Pop Hibiscus Bikini Bottoms

Serenity Sandals


Oversized tee beach look


Beach look 4

Bikini + oversized t-shirt + espadrilles

If the bars on your evening agenda are low key, this is the perfect get up and go look. The oversized t-shirt keeps things cool and if it’s big enough can definitely pass as a dress. If not grab some little shorts. Espadrilles are the perfect beach shoe and a metallic pair look great on the dancefloor.


Get the look

Boyfriend T-Shirt Dress

Liora Espadrilles


Beach look 5

Strapless bikini + maxi dress + wedge sandals

A strapless bikini prevents dodgy tan lines and works as a strapless bra for the evening. Just throw on that maxi at the end of the day and go. Finish with flatform sandals for a bit of height.


Get the look

Blake Printed Maxi Dress

Emily Flatform Espadrilles  


Beach outfits work for nights out and everything in between on your hols. Looks are always a little more relaxed, wherever you end up on your travels, so you can easily hop between the sand and the bar. Try out these beach looks on your next break and look incredible whatever you get up to.

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