· By Scarlett Poppies

5 Cute Beach Outfits Inspiration

Ready for some fun in the sun?

It’s time to start planning your summer beach outfits or for those of you not living in endless sunshine, your next resort holiday. Whether you are planning a beach vacation, setting up a beach date, or just spending a lazy day listening to the waves crash on the shore, there are great outfits for all occasions. The consistent key is effortless dressing, to create the balance between looking great without having put too much of thoughts and efforts into it. and as simple as it may sound, it actually turns out to be the most challenging of all.

To simplify, we’ve put together a long list of stylish and cute beach outfits that will give you some ideas for various events where the sun shines and comfort in the clothes that you wear matters as much as comfort in your own skins.

Stylish Summer beach outfit ideas

Beach outfits that are a little dressy are great for dates at the beach or beach events like a concert or evening cocktail gathering. Casual beach outfits are for those days when you want to go to the beach but not get into the water because you’re admiring it from afar. You could be enjoying a good book or just hanging out with friends. Then there are those cute beach outfits that you would wear at beaches in California walking the boardwalk in Santa Monica or Venice Beach.

When you shop summer wear and beach outfits, be mindful of choice of material that a fabric is made of. Natural fibers such as cotton, linen, ramie and silk will help adjusting to the temperature, as will cellulosic fibers generated from trees. Cellulosic fibers come in mahy different expressions; viscose, modal, rayon and Tencel, just to mention a few. you find many good sustainable options in all these fabrics. Polyester on the other hand gives the sensation of wrapping your body with clingfilm, it is made of fibers generated from oil. It doesn’t breath much and we all know the nasty sensation of feeling sticky and not being at ease in what we wear. Polyester also tends to look too formal for casual, effortless summer outfits – as if we tried to hard…

3 Steps to Putting Together a Cute Beach Outfit

1. When it comes to cute beach outfits, the options are endless so start by narrowing your choices down to the occasionWhat you wear to the beach with your friends on the weekend will be entirely different from what you wear to the beach for a cocktail event.

Trendy summer beach outfit ideas


2. Appropriate attire will not only help you look stylish, but it’s also respectful to the person putting on the event. Or the culture of the country where you are.

After identifying the occasion, it’s time to decide what type of outfit you want to wear. Do you want to look classically chic, boho, young, sexy? What do you want your beach outfit to say about you? Because our clothes speak for us before we do, you want to make sure you’re getting the right message across. It is important to also understand the cultural expectations of a destination that you plan to visit, to be treated with respect one has to show it.

Maxi dresses for summer beach outfit


3. The last component in putting together your perfect beach outfit is the actual items themselves and making sure they all go together to create a stylish and cute beach outfitIf you’re going to the beach for a dinner date, you most likely want to look stylish but still keep the beach vibe in your look. Fluid chiffon maxi dresses always look good and are sensual, best worn with classy, strappy sandals for a confident look.

Cute white dress for summer beach outfit


The 5 beach outfits below cover a variety of looks for different occasions. These outfits are not just dresses. We wanted to make sure this resource is something that you could use when you need a dressy beach outfit or something to wear strolling the boardwalk.

Be inspired!

1. Beach Vacation Outfit

This summer beach outfit has one piece that we love wearing in the summer, white shorts or pants! This summer beach outfit can go from brunch to a bike ride to the beach, all in the same day.

Beach vacation outfit with lovely linen shorts

Under the beautiful linen shorts GOLDEN HOUR or the relaxed beach set TRANQUILITY MOOD, you can wear bikini if you get the itch to take a dip in the ocean!

2. Boho Beach Outfit
For your time in the sun, nothing beats a bikini but if you want to add some pizazz and draw some extra attention, add an embroidered beach coverup, accessories and a hat. Here our ambassador @laelegantia is wearing LIKE AN ANGEL, a long beach kaftan with mother of pearl embroidered waistband, no need for extra accessories. A beach kaftan oozes confidence and an effortless chic look], an maybe because it tends to look far more sophisticated than a beach cover up showing off a lot of skin.

LIKE AN ANGEL, long beach outfit kaftan with seashell embroidered belt

3. Summer Date Outfit
Do you have a romantic summer date coming up? Or are you planning on having a nice date with your significant other during your vacation? Make sure this beach outfit is a little dressy, cute, and flirty. 

Flirty Beach Outfit Dress for Summer Date

CALM DOWN mini dress has statement ruffles and lots of interesting details to look at during interesting dinner conversations. it is loose fitted and made of 100% crispy cotton poplin, keeping the essence of true summer while looking current. 

4. Beach Party Outfit
A maxi dress is a great example of stylish beach attire. A beach maxi dress can be dressed up with wedge sandals or depending on the length of the dress you could wear with stylish flat sandals.

Choose sensual fabrics like chiffon or satin – of course made of cellulosic fibers for maximum comfort – as seen here on @micmalditravel, @jennagong and @isi_diamanti.

Maxi dress with stylish flat sandals for Beach Party Outfit

5. Beach Cover-Up Attire
Wondering what to wear to the beach? A maxi beach cover-up is the answer! This is a simple, sexy and stylish beach option if you want to show off your bikini but still feel like you need something for a little coverage. At Scarlett Poppies, we LOVE kaftans and kimonos. They are such an easy way to look great and feel like one is appropriately dressed, whenever there is a beach, or pool for that matter, in sight. 

Stylish Maxi Beach outfit kimono