Gearing up for a summer beach getaway? Beach is one of the best outdoor spots for taking some amazing photos. The sun, sand and the waves create a brilliant canvas and all you have to do is look your relaxed best for a great photo. Simply packing in some beach clothes isn’t enough, a bit of accessorizing can take your look a notch higher. Bhavya Chawla, Chief Stylist at Voonik, and Kristy De Cunha, Associate Designer of Shopotox, share a few essentials you can pack to accessorize your beach look with panache. (ALSO SEE Priyanka Chopra and Adriana Lima flaunt their beach bodies)

Sarong

Make your swimwear and bikinis look all the more sexy by donning a sarong around your waist. This piece of fabric can be worn in other ways as well and works well to keep you covered when required. Printed sarongs to ombre sarongs, this is definitely one beach essential.

Beads and shells

To keep the beach mood on, chuck away your routine neck pieces and choose beads and shells over them. Also if you can get hold of some star fish neck pieces, they could make the perfect sea accessory. Go for colorful beads and wear it over a white or cream top for that pop of color. If you are wearing shell jewelry, wear a colorful outfit under it.

Bangles and bracelets

Stock up on them, different colours in metallics or wooden will add more to your beach look. Wear as many as you like but only in one hand for that chic look. Bangles in different shapes also work as they make you look trendy. Bracelets can also add that oomph factor to your overall look.

Anklets

While showing off that sexy swimwear, add some punk to it with an anklet or ankle ties. These go well with shorts and dresses as well making them a must-have for a beach vacation. Anklets are usually worn in just one ankle and make a cool style statement.

Beach hat

Look for wide-brimmed hats that can provide you extra protection from the blazing sun. On a tropical escape, you can prepare your look up with floppy hats or even smaller ones to complement your delicate sundress. If you wish to spend the evening by the water, then a tan-coloured hat can enhance your overall look. (ALSO SEE Step-by-step guide to do beach waves)

Scarf

One of the most versatile items in your beach wardrobe ought to be the scarf. A scarf can accentuate your beachwear look just right. You can use your scarf like a bandana and protect your hair from excess sun damage. You can try out different styles with your plain scarves by turning them into headbands. You can even go retro by casually tying your scarf around your neck and feel like a diva straight out of the 60s.

Beach footwear

Comfy beach platforms with a thick rubber sole or just flip flops that go well with your beach costume are great choices. If flat sandals are your choice, then opt for cheerful colours such as yellow or pink and flirty embellishments that are both comfy and stylish. Ballerina flats, sneakers and other lightweight flat summer shoes can also look amazing for a beach party or a yacht ride.

Shades

When the sun is out, the sunglasses should be out as well. A classic pair of aviator sunglasses can up your oomph factor and notch up your look on the beach. If you are keen to try out more styles, choose from cat eyed, mirror sunglasses or metal round sunglasses to make a strong style statement.

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With inputs from IANS

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