How to: Dress for the Beach

Dressing for the beach should be a relatively easy affair because clothing is often not a top priority when you’re dodging fearless seagulls, struggling to open a canopy while your friends mock you, or catching some rad waves on your rented boogie board. But, this assumed easiness means that it can be even harder to figure out what to wear than normal. Fortunately, we found some totally inspirational pics for getting you beach ready, as well as picked three swimsuits we know you’re gonna love.

By the way, check out our three picks for fave swimsuits for summer 2012:

(american flag halter bikini top, american flag print briefs, floral zebra halter tankinifloral zebra belted boyshortssolid ruffle triangle top, and side tie bikini bottoms)

Oh, and as for other beach essentials? Make sure to remember your sunscreen, as well as the following:

(sheer mesh wrap skirt, rounded ombre lens sunglasses, and hello kitty shades beach tote)

Are you planning to hit the beach this summer? What was your fave look?