Monday, July 25, 2011

Lauren Conrad's Basic Beachwear Essentials

If there's one thing Lauren Conrad knows a lot about, it's the beach. The California-bred ex-Hills star has mastered the perfect blonde highlights and sun-kissed skin for ages, so it's only natural she's dishing out advice for her must-have beach basics. It's prettyyyyy well established that Lauren LOVES writing (cough her two books, Forbes column and two websites cough), and she's recently been added to the FabSugar family by penning a monthly fashion and beauty column for the website. This month she shells out all her top tips on what to wear when heading to the beach. Our favorite? Sporting a to-die-for printed DVF romper as a cover-up! Smart AND chic. Check out what else made LC's list!

"For me, denim cutoffs will always be a summer staple. They are as timeless as they are California cool."
Her pick? Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal cutoff shorts.
A KILLER COVER-UP: "If sand or water will be involved in my day, I always pack a cover-up. They add the ideal dose of chic to any summer outing."
Her pick? A Diane von Furstenberg printed romper.
FLOPPY HAT: "I always pack an oversize hat for the beach. J. Crew does the best floppy hat. It's the perfect size and it travels well."
Her pick? NEUTRAL SANDALS: "I cannot stress how important it is to have a great pair of neutral sandals. Your wardrobe choices are exponentially multiplied when you’ve got a pair of shoes that go with almost everything in your closet."
Her pick? LC Lauren Conrad sandals, duh.

WHITE CAMISOLE: "When I’m beach bound, I love to layer on an easy, lightweight camisole. In fact, I love them for a variety of occasions."
Her pick? A Splendid cotton camisole top.
OVERSIZE TOTE: "A classic straw tote with leather handles will last you years. Club Monaco has a lovely striped tote bag that’s big enough for your towel along with the rest of your beachy necessities."
Her pick? A Club Monaco Moroccan straw bag.
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credit - Chrissy Mahlmeister @ mtv & FabSugar
~Kelli at Hills Freak

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