Quick and Chic: Getting Beach-Ready with Allude
Alas, the everyday question of “what should I wear today?” doesn’t stop at the beach. To make sure our readers can spend their holidays doing the really important things, such as sipping coconut water, scuba diving or just hanging out on the yacht, the Allude team has compiled five reliable companions for the most beautiful time of the year. And what is best: these pretty pieces are up for anything, from relaxing at the beach to partying at the beach club!
This airy tunic dress with its relaxed ajour knit pattern is a must-have for any beach bag. When rolled up, the cute cashmere piece can easily be taken along wherever you go. Spicing up your bikini, jeans-shorts, and other basics will just take a few quick seconds.
LA MER BLUE HEART EDITION
Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell or Victoria Beckham – no matter whom you ask: they all swear by the legendary Crème de la Mer. The cream, which is enriched with seaweed, vitamins and minerals doesn’t only protect your skin, but also the oceans. La Mer’s Blue Heart Oceans Fund supports projects that protect the world’s ocean habitats. The limited-edition Blue Heart jar design is inspired each year by the colours and atmosphere of the sea and is available as a collector’s item. In other words: you’ll be putting on cream for a good cause.
ELEGANT KNIT DRESS
Flowing and simple yet chic. The light-blue maxi dress by Allude is a real all-rounder. The flowing silk skirt gently caresses your legs, while the soft cashmere top protects against cool sea breezes when days turn into nights at the Beach Club. Styling tip: Make sure to combine it with elegant sandals and delicate gold bracelets!
BALIBOA BIOMAN RACKET
Lazing around the beach in a lounge chair all day long? Not even Gisele Bündchen would limit herself to that. While not quite as exhausting as volleyball, the game played with the stylish beach racquets by Baliboa is at least as effective. Racquets such as the “Bioman” model are lovingly crafted by hand and made from natural materials.
This jumpsuit made of a mix of cashmere and cotton is like the SOS emergency kit in your bathroom: indispensable! Slip into it, zip it up – and that’s all you need for a convenient and elegant stroll along the beach or through town. Simply adjust the waistband to modify the fit of the one-piece from casual to sexy.
BEACHBAG BY NANNACAY
It takes about 10 hours until the pretty bags by the Brazilian label Nannacay are ready for the beach. Each individual piece is plaited and painted by hand. The Goa Rio Bag with decorative lettering is a real eye-catcher, not just on Brazilian beaches. It’s great for the urban jungle, too, especially on the days you find yourself yearning for the beach after your holidays.
While anyone can simply throw an old beach towel over their shoulders after a dip in the sea, this summery cape of cashmere and merino wool with its soft colour gradient is a much more stylish solution. We especially love the smart built-in hood, which protects against sand and wind and will keep you warm long after the sun has set.
BEACH TOWEL BY THE BEACH PEOPLE
Cofounders Emma Henderson and Victoria Beattie practically grew up on Australian beaches. No wonder, therefore, that the two made sure sun, sand and sea are also at the heart of their company. In addition to cushions and bags, the duo carries pretty beach towels. A special feature is their round shape, perfect for relaxing on the beach.
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