We’re back to the beaches in Hong Kong. This past weekend was our first return; we went to Big Wave Bay. For this spring and summer my beach basics haven’t changed much. I’m still sportin’ denim cutoffs with a white top, but now I’m adding a couple of changes: rose gold sunnies, a frosty, nude lip, and white flip flops. I’m especially loving the white flip flops; in the past I always just wore black, but I’m ready to switch to a bright crisp white. The cheaper the pair the better. This whole combo is definitely going to highlight a tan! And a tan Ann is a happy Ann. (I know it’s so bad, so I do use a strong SPF on the beach now and tan towels before and after.)
Usually I pack a tote filled with way to much for the beach, but lately, less has been more for me. I pack a clutch, like this cute fishy one from Louella Odié, and I bring my iPhone with headphones for an audiobook, my print book, and little journal with pencil, my Neutrogena SPF 70 Face and Body Bar, and my sunnies. It all fits! And that’s all I need.
Get My Beach Basics!
1. Rose Gold Sunnies
(The pair from Asos is in HK$–not US$.)
2. Frosty, Nude Lips
The lipstic I’m wearing is Topshop’s Mercurial (but only the red came up in the picture). Also, Saint by Topshop is another great nude.
3. White Top
I went to Forever 21 and shopped for “cotton white tops.” They always have the best boho tops ever and forever!!
4. Denim Cutoffs
I’m wearing Anine Bing’s but they’re sold out. I have the last pair in this list called the Jimmy Jimmy by Paige, and they also fit really well.
5. White Flip Flops
(The black pair from Old Navy also come in white and a ton of other colors too–but white is the best.)
What are your beach basics? I’d love to know. Maybe I need to add something…