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What to Wear to a Summer Beach Party

by krismkoch
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Invitations are pouring in right now for fun summer parties, and while I’m excited to see people again and have things to do, I’m starting to feel the pressure to get dressed. Every party and event feels like such a momentous occasion, because well, after a year of not being able to get together and celebrate, it it is. I donated and sent a lot of clothes to the Real Real recently, so my summer wardrobe is a bit bleak, and frankly, I’m excited to shop and get some new things to wear. This weekend, we have a beach party to attend, so I’m looking for things to wear. I figured I’m probably not the only one who is having trouble coming up with beach party outfits, so I thought I’d share some ideas.

Normally for evening dinners at the beach, white jeans and a tunic or a casual beach dress will do. But a beach party feels like a step up from a beach picnic or bonfire. And the party isn’t going to be low-key grilling. With a sit-down dinner, in the sand no less,  it’s feeling more akin to a rehearsal dinner. I’ll probably opt for a sundress and espadrilles or dressy flat sandals to fit the occasion. If you’ve got some ocean side soirees on your calendar this summer, here are my favorite beach party outfits. 

Maxi Dress

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Floral Agua Dress; Sandals

Short Beach Dress

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Dress; Sneakers

Nap Dress

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White Maxi Dress

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Dress (under $25!)

Eyelet Beach Dress

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Dress (old ASOS but similar here and here); Hat; Bag (old Tory Burch that was gifted but similar here)

Shorts Set

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ShortsTop; Sandals (last year’s but similar here)

Floral Maxi

DressHeadband; Sandals (last year’s but similar here)

Embroidered Dress

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Cotton Wrap Dress

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Tiered Maxi Dress


Breezy Jumpsuit

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Jumpsuit (sold out Ulla Johnson, similar here); Sandals

Ruffled Maxi

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Dress (under $30 amazon find!); Sandals (on sale!)

Smocked Maxi Dress


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