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Classy Beachwear To Seriously Elevate Your Summer Style

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Fashion in the summer usually means tank tops, ripped denim shorts, and flip flops, and though there’s nothing with those items, you may be wondering where you fit in as a lover of classy style. Can you still dress classy when we’ve traded blazers for bikinis? Of course! Especially when you’re headed to the beach. From swimsuits to shoes, I’ve searched the internet high and low to find you some of the top classy beachwear picks for all budgets to help you look chic this warm weather season!

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Classy Beach Style by Carolyn Arentson

So, what makes for classy beachwear?

Well, colors are the first thing to look for. It’s no surprise that a black and white combo is a classic knockout. And of course, other neutrals can up your elevation factor. Bold colors are exciting, but they tend to read “fun” and “flirty” over classic. Nothing is wrong with that, of course, it just depends on what look you are going for and in this post, we’re focusing more on classy beachwear.

What else makes up a classy look for summer?

We all know that stripes are classic year-round (especially with straight-leg jeans) and that classic factor carries over to your beachwear too! Whether it’s a striped one-piece, striped two-piece, or even a striped cover-up, your ensemble instantly looks classier with this timeless print.

When you can, look for quality. I know that may sound a little silly considering you’re wearing these items in the sun and sand, but certain things like 100% linen clothing pieces and real leather sandals will add a nice quality touch to your look. Just keep your leather sandals away from the water!

And lastly, always say yes to gold. There’s a reason gold is associated with wealth and luxe. It just instantly elevates your look and adds an extra element of classiness!

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Related: How to Create a French Capsule Wardrobe for Spring & Summer

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Usually, the warmer weather means dressing a bit more carefree and relaxed and though I’m all for that, it doesn’t mean you can’t add a little bit of class too. Now that you’ve added a couple new timeless pieces to your beachwear, you’re set to hit the beach- in style, of course.

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Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.