BEACH TO BAR FASH­ION

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SALTY hair, don’t care? Come sun­down and it’s time to ditch the sun­nies and over­sized hat, chances are you might just care. Fear not fash­ion­istas, here’s seven tips on how to nail the beach-to-bar look, be­cause it’s 5 o’clock some­where.

Ditch the denim

Denim shorts are a Sun­shine Coast sum­mer sta­ple, but for fash­ions sake keep the short shorts for day­time wear only. Opt for vi­brant flow­ing dresses or sheer shirts teamed with silky skirts to take your look from day to night. Plus, silky fab­rics are lighter to wear and eas­ier to throw in your bag com­pared to heavy denim.

Get cheeky with swimwear

Ma­jor­ity of us spend a lot of time and money in­vest­ing in the per­fect swimwear for sum­mer, so make the most if it and use them as an ac­ces­sory. A colour­ful bikini top or un­usual straps add some funk un­der low-slung sin­glets.

Get salty

BYO comb and work with the salt and sand in your hair. Nat­u­ral sea spray can give your hair some great tex­ture, so ditch the hat past 5pm and turn up the (hair) vol­ume.

Bring bling

For an in­stant sparkle, go big on the ear­rings. Sleek tas­sels, bold hoops or daz­zling dan­gles are the quick­est way to trans­form a ca­sual look to cock­tail time.

Say no to rub­ber

Sorry mate, but no rub­ber thongs al­lowed. Wear some com­fort­able san­dals to the beach in­stead. Bet­ter yet, pack some heels in your bag (if you’re se­ri­ous about cock­tail hour) and slide into the night a foot taller.

Hit re­fresh

Spritz skin with an in­vig­o­rat­ing fa­cial mist for a to­tal re­fresh, quick hit of mois­ture and to sooth sun-kissed cheeks.

Pow­der up

Pack a mini make-up kit to top-up your pow­der and plump up the lips. Avoid wear­ing mas­cara dur­ing the day (un­less you’re going for the panda look) and coat lashes for some eye-pop­ping beauty.

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