7 essentials for stylish summer selfies
In the immortal words of Nikki Minaj, “Let’s go to the beach, each, let’s go get a wave, they say, what they gonna say.” With these Instagram-friendly accessories, everyone will be saying that you’ve got class, style, and street knowledge by the pound.
Gold temporary tats
These flash tattoos are a fun way to glam up at the beach with pals. Metallic and jewellery inspired, you can walk into the surf dripping in gold and not worry about losing anything valuable in the waves. They’re #trending so hard right now, they’re practically guaranteed to launch your Instagram to star-power proportions.
Dakota Flash Tattoos, $26 at Sephora stores and online.
Pretty much every existing fashion icon has been photographed wearing a floppy hat at one point or another. Embrace your inner Bridget Bardot with this sassy sun hat.
Eugina Kim Tokyo Hat, $485 USD at shoptiques.com.
Body chains: they’re not just for music videos anymore! There have been a series of delicate, classy body chains popping up all over the place, primed to compliment any bikini and make your ex-boyfriend’s jaw drop so hard he’ll need emergency dental surgery. Bonus: pair it with a crop top or cut-out dress for a seamless beach-to-night transition.
Nasty Gal Niyata Body Chain, $34.55 online
Boho maxi cover up
Why is her dress so big? Because it’s full of secrets. Class it up for a dramatic Insta with this lightweight, boho maxi dress that creates an immediate #ootd.
Victoria’s Secret Halter Cover-Up Maxi, $64.50 in stores and online.
Round beach towel
This towel diverges from the traditional rectangle, creating the perfect backdrop for your beachy ‘grams. This Anthropologie find is a glam, hip alternative to your usual towel.
Majorelle Beach Towel, $110 at Anthropologie stores and online.
Straw beach bag
Every trip to the beach requires a massive tote to transport your stuff, and this roomy bag can complement virtually anything. Load it up with your most photogenic books, snacks, and beer for a casual vibe.
TOPSHOP Pineapple Straw Tote Bag, $52 at Hudson’s Bay stores and online.
Flirty flip flops
The best way to show off your pedicure without sacrificing comfort to plastic flops is with a pair of super cute open espadrille sandals, perfect for your quintessential toes-by-the-waves pic.
J. Crew Valencia Fabric Espadrille Slides (in Fresh Raspberry), $98 USD in stores and online.