Memorial Day Style

Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger​

The first UNOFFICAL day of summer is approaching and vacation season will be in full swing.  North Carolina is full of beautiful beaches that we can’t wait to play on.  Styling your beach getaway is easier than you think.  Fashion Stylist and Blogger, April Clark shares tips on how to be sizzling hot this Memorial Day for your beach getaway.

Trim down the amount of swimwear you bring to the beach.

If you’re annual Memorial Day trip is to the beach, then you have a pretty vast collection of swimsuits.  Taking multiple suits for a weekend vacation isn’t necessary, rather, mix and match your bikini top and bottoms to create multiple looks for various outings.

Pack a low-maintenance, but show stopping piece.

It’s a vacation, and spending time ironing your outfit is the last thing you want to do. Look for low maintenance items with wrinkle free fabric. Make a statement with color and cut and the ability to accessorize your low maintenance pieces.  Look for items that can go from day to night with the switch of a flat sandal to a strappy heel. You’ll spend more time enjoying your holiday versus planning your look.

Make your cover-up do double duty.

After a little fun in the sun take your cover up to lunch or dinner.  Eliminate a whole outfit with the right cover up.  Find a cover-up with the qualities of a dress, something you can pair well with a fancy sandal, belt or tie up and wear with shorts.  The right cover up will save you space in your suitcase and be stylish enough for your beach outings.

Stick to jewelry staples.

An armful of jewelry, multiple necklaces and rings are only bound to get lost on your quick jaunt to the beach.  Pare down when it comes to accessories for the beach.  Pack light pieces in one finish.  By sticking to one finish you can easily match your earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings for every outfit versus various accessories that may get lost on vacation.





One Stop Shoes.

Wear a pair, pack a pair is the golden rule for weekend vacations.  Save your precious cargo for souvenirs and more shopping while on vacation! The best beach vacation shoe is a wedge that acts as your heel for dinner or special outings and a casual flat either a sandal or sneaker for your day activities on the beach. Look for shoes that can go with a few outfits and shift from day to night.   

Shop these retailers for your beach vacation:

•             Aeri by American Eagle

•             Aeropastale

•             Alex & Ani

•             Altar’d State

•             American Eagle

•             Athleta

•             Bevello

•             Buckle

•             Catherine’s

•             Flip Flop Shop

•             GAP

•             Hollister

•             Pacsun

•             Paisley Boutique

•             Rack Room Shoes

•             Tommy Bahama