Beach Bound and Beautiful

Friday, June 17, 2011 | Things We Love

Sure, summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but you wouldn’t know it by the weather (here in Atlanta, we’ve been in the low 90s for the past two weeks). Between the longer days and near-tropical heat, one can’t help but long for sand, surf and cool sea breezes. Whether you’ve got a trip on the horizon or just love that carefree summer feeling, it’s never too early to start planning your look. Here are a few of our favorite essentials for endless fun in the sun and sand.

KateSpadeMarina THE OUTFIT
We love Kate Spade’s sophisticated-yet-fun take on summer style. Whether you’re headed to the beach or out on the town, you’ll look equally smart and free-spirited in this embroidered marina halter top ($245 at katespade.com). Pair it with her too-cute cuffed Blane shorts ($195) for a nautically inspired bombshell look that’s sure to make heads turn.

THE DETAILS
Oversized glasses are here to stay, and no one does big shades better than Tory Burch. We love her oversized square sunglasses with leather detail ($175 at toryburch.com) TBGlasses because, let’s face it, it’s all in the details. In black, it’s the perfect complement to the outfit above. Plus, for a limited time, all TB eyewear purchases ship free! What’s not to love?

THE LOOK
Day Complex HR When it comes to fun in the sun, protecting your skin is rule no. 1. And with Pür Minerals’ age-defying Day Complex with SPF 20, you’ll not only shield yourself from harmful UV rays, you’ll also help fight the effects of past damage. Dust on a layer of 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup for a flawless finish with added UV protection and Pür’s flawless sun-soaked bronzer, All Over Glow, and you’ll look like you belong in paradise.