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Beach Vacation Essentials

Posted on January 28 2023

Passport? Check!

Ticket? Check!

Swimwear? Check!

Now to figure out what you’ll be wearing on your Beach getaway when you aren’t living in your bikinis!

At Sandpipers we are so much more than just swimwear, we are your shopping destination for all of your beach vacation needs and we love outfitting you from head to toe for your most stylish getaway yet!

This post features this season’s hottest trends in beachwear and accessories plus a few of our best selling, classic customer faves thrown in for good measure. AND because we always love to share what's hot and trending in swim, stick around 'til the end of the post for our picks for the swim pieces to snag for your upcoming trip.  Bon Voyage!

Cover Ups

First things first!  Whether you're hitting the beach or the pool, you'll want something to throw on over your swimsuit après swim.  We are seeing lots of fun silhouettes this season: long flowy open dress styles, long beach shirts that can be knotted for some casual cool vibes, lots of linen, and of course, the always classic short, one-size kaftan that flatters all shapes and sizes.




We're big fans of dresses that pack well, wear even better, and look effortlessly chic. Our picks this season feature linen, stretch rib knits, and a few strapless styles for those who like to avoid tan lines. A few cute dresses are a must for a resort vacay. They can double as a cover up if you like going from beach to brunch or drinks to dinner and evening strolls.


Pants, Shorts, and Tops

Having mix and match pieces on hand are key.  We live for a breezy linen or soft cotton pant or short with a tank or crop top.  Simple summer staples are always a no brainer, check out a few of our must-haves below!


Pareos and Sarongs

A lightweight wrap is an absolute essential in our opinion.  Our top picks are timeless classics in trendy hues that can be worn for seasons to come.  Whether you prefer a short little sarong or something longer for more coverage, clean lines or frayed or tassel edging, these wraps are the ultimate easy, peasy swim cover up!


Fun Fashion Pieces

A bit of sexy sass brings your look to a whole new level, and we’ve got a few pieces to shake up your vacay outfit rotation. This season it’s all about neutrals and basic black pieces with some shimmer or sheer elements like lace or crochet for a peek of skin. These pieces look fab over your bikini and add luxe touches to your ensemble for an upscale cocktail hour or nights spent dancing into the wee hours.  Flaunt!



A few pairs of sandals are a beach vacay must, and a great pair are comfy, stylish, and pull your entire look together!  We are obsessed with Malvados' line of flat slides and flip flops and this season we are seeing them brought to new heights with platform and wedge styles that add some trendy flair without sacrificing comfort or practicality.



The Bucket Hat is having a pretty serious moment right now and we are seeing them fly off the shelves left and right!  Our picks are made of lightweight materials, pack easily, and are available in neutral hues for optimal outfit pairing.  We also love a wide brim or fedora style if you aren't feeling this season's bucket trend.



The carry all beach tote is always an essential but you may also want to grab a smaller handbag for evenings or shopping.  These beaded beauties from L*Space have been trending hard lately and we are living for their boho aesthetic!  If you need a little more room on your excursions, consider this fun and fresh straw backpack that can also be carried as a tote.


Just One More Bikini!

There's always room for another bikini!  You've packed your tried and trues and want to add a little something extra, consider a sliding triangle top and tie side bikini bottom.  The classic string bikini silhouette has been making a big comeback and in these new fun textures and prints we are not at all surprised.  Whether you lean towards boho chic with crochet and beaded elements, or you like a lil' bit o' glam in your bikini rotation, we've got you!


 A New One Piece!

If you've only ever been a one piece wearer, consider trying something with a unique cut-out element.  We love a little peek-a-boo, sneak peek of skin here and there and these trending pieces do not disappoint!