Beach to Bar
So you’ve spent a glorious sun-drenched afternoon relaxing on the beach but you’re just not quite ready to call it a day. Nightlife beckons and now’s a great time to trade in those dark sunglasses and layers of sunscreen for a sensational sip with your girls or your guy! You’re just one simple step away from transitioning out of your beachwear into more glamorous evening wear. Cute and comfy or dark and sultry-you make the call, because you have a feeling you can get away with a lot more at night! So it’s all up to you how you play it, but here are a few of my suggestions for choosing fashions that spice things up as you glide seamlessly from the heat of the sun and sand to a cool evening of dancing, dining and drinking with friends at your favorite hot spot.
For starters, consider a light gauzy black hi/low maxi dress that can even slip on over your bathing suit. Consider choosing a material that travels well and resists wrinkling and you can even plan out your whole day/night adventure in advance by rolling up the dress and packing it right in your beach bag. No wrinkles – no worries!
I lust over the simple look of shift dresses which are perfect for summer evenings. There’s nothing more alluring than a simple short dress which will draw attention to that perfect tan. Consider this crisis-cross strap slip dress number available at Nordstom’s. I just love the pale turquoise shade that is so reminiscent of earlier hours spent watching the waves break on the sand. And the lingerie feel and flow screams.. s-e-x-y!
If a full maxi dress is what you’re looking for, look no further than this red and blue bold watercolor print with spaghetti straps- it’s got the American spirt – all we need as we gear up for the RNC and DNC! And I love, love, love the cutout neckline of this pale blue print–cool, comfy, and sexy all at once!
And completely on-trend – you can’t go wrong with this off-the-shoulder black romper which says it all and shows it all! It’s fashionable and functions – my favorite to “F-words.”
And if you’re headed to a little more of a sophisticated scene after the sand and surf, check out this black, backless halter jumpsuit, sure to wow everyone with its subtle mix of simplicity and sophistication.
Here’s a heads up (or foot- up!) for next week’s “More with Mindie: blog: Pedicures will be in order as I go in search of tantalizing sandals to accentuate your summer look. See you then!