Once the I do’s have been said, champagne drunk and everyone is exhausted from dancing the night away, the thought of two weeks in paradise could not be more appealing if it tried. Making it one step easier for you, we have trawled and found the best seven items to take on your honey moon to own the beach!
Monogrammed beach accessories
To stop your partner “accidentally” using your nice fresh towel, get a monogrammed piece from Rae Feather. They also have a lovely selection of hats, cashmere scarves and our personal favourite, beach bag! With cool straw fringe trims, pom poms, and soft denims Rae Feather create a perfectly undone cool girl vibe that looks timeless.
The non-pool slider
Up the ante with a sophisticated flat that is not pool friendly. If you are the type of bride that loves visiting local markets, going on long costal walks and finding the small treasures tucked away, you will need comfort, but comfort does not have to mean boring and ugly. With trends really encompassing the 70’s aesthetic we love these beauties by YSL. Simplistic yet considered you’ll be wanting to put your best foot forward.
When you are limited to bikinis and not much else it can be fun to play with jewellery to personalise a basic look and to make it more you! Mix up your look by stacking multiple coloured thread ankle bracelets for impact or have a simple fine piece for a more muted visual. This way you can add a touch of style and not worry that you will lose something that may come off easily, like earrings. We love this fresh water pearl and gold piece from Anissa Kermiche via Net-a-Porter.
Gone are the days of safe black on black square sunglasses. With the recent cat eye trend showing a severe 90’s look, sunglasses have become a playful piece that can dramatically change your look. If you fancy something a little tamer, perhaps think of changing the colour of your lenses with pastel tones like pink, blue and yellow. This small change can make all the difference and will take you from beach to boat with a playful twist.
Velvety soft sun cream
Being in the sun is great but sun burn is not! Add a hue of colour to your face whilst protecting with rich formula of Avène. This way the only hue your face will have is beautiful golden tones, whilst saving you the red peeling nose!
Whether you prefer a sleek look or are partial to the odd wave it is important to make sure your hair looks defined and controlled and avoid the beach frizz. The hair masters at Bumble and Bumble have a great range of surf hair inspired products to make your tresses mirror those of a mermaid. If you need a surge of moisture from the drying sun and salt water experiment with Surf Infusion or if your hair is naturally oilier try their Surf Spray. If you are a sucker for those beachy waves post honeymoon, they also have a couple of Shampoo and Conditioners to help cheat that Barbados bounce.
The best read
Penned by ultimate French cool girl Caroline de Maigret, “How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are” is one of our top reads. With sarcastic anecdotes and hints and tips you will find yourself laughing along, and think wait, do I do that?! With its light-hearted nature, it will be the perfect read to see you through dozed afternoons by the waves.
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