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