There are lots of cute breezy-looking kaftans that you can pull over your head to cover up, but there's nothing as sexy as the classic sarong. Knot it at an angle on your hip to show off your curves (or to create the illusion of them), or get adventurous and tie one as a top or halter dress. We love Togs Swimwear's range of kaftans and sarongs, which offer the perfect lightweight sun protection while you're not in the surf.
If you want a little (*big*) something, something to up your glam game, a pair of oversized sunglasses will create instant star quality. Large lenses are the perfect beach accessory and not only do they give great coverage from the sun, but they give you an air of mystery too. Now that's tres chic. Check out iKandi, Rip Curl and Surf Dive N' Ski for their range of polarised sunnies.
At the beach, it's all about confidence and attitude, and a part of that includes choosing a beach hat with personality. Head to Surf Dive N' Ski for an oversized straw beach hat, a sporty bucket hat or a chic straw Fedora. If a classic New Era cap is more your beat, head to Stateside Sports for the largest cap wall in Oz.
A cheery swimsuit and a cute straw bag are all you need to look like a Gold Coast goddess. Leave the heavy purses at home and go for a natural tote with some playful details like pom poms or embroidery. Whether it's stripes or straw, check out the range of bags and accessories at Baku Swimwear.
Baggy, oversized silhouettes are in and if you're looking for an on trend and easy coverup idea, grab your man's old white button-up shirt, slip it on, roll up the sleeves, and pop the collar. Voila! A sexy way to stay safe for the sun that can take you straight from the beach to the bar. Try Rip Curl for their range of relaxed fit men's shirts (and you can't go wrong with linen).
Finding the right beach footwear that is lightweight, comfortable, quick drying, but also makes a statement, can be a challenge. For footwear that can take you straight from the beach to the bar, we love Novo's range of strappy Ipanema sandals, available in different styles, colours and prints that both exotic and bold, guaranteed to be the focal point of any outfit. For water and slip-resistant sandals, you can't go past classic Havaianas at Surf Dive N' Ski, however if you're looking for a statement sandal that offers comfort too, Rip Curl's collection of open toe sandals with thick fabric straps and moulded footbeds are the perfect option for longevity and comfort.