How to go from the beach to the bar

Can you imagine the perfect summer day?

You stroll out of bed for brunch (ricotta pancakes, please), make your way to the beach where you spend all afternoon, and – the day isn't over yet – head straight to the bar for pizza and piña coladas... Sorry, we just got caught in the fantasy.

While you have plenty of time to fit in your weekend itinerary, your bag probably won't fit several changes of clothes. Here's how to go from day to night effortlessly, so you don't have to waste a minute of summer.

Double-duty

A good cover-up not only helps shield your skin from the sun, but looks great. These days, there are more fashionable options available – think flirty cotton smock dresses, lacy wrap dresses and breezy co-ordinate sets. After your swim, simply throw over your cossies for a bar-ready look.

 

Casual, curated

You don't want your bag jangling with accessories for your quick-change. Thongs can easily be swapped out for chunky heels and stashed in your handbag – useful for when your feet get tired on the way home! Opt for playful jewellery (it's not a good idea to take anything too fancy to the beach).

 

Au naturel

If you're going to be out all day, skip the heavy make-up and try a stripped-back look. A CC cream with sunscreen will help protect your skin while providing lightweight coverage. Pair with waterproof mascara, brow gel, natural beach waves and tinted lip balm, and you're good to go!