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Easy, Breezy, Beach Accessorizing

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With summer winding to an end, many of us are hoping to squeeze in a last-minute beach vacation. With worries of when to go, who to invite, and what to pack, concerns for our wardrobe fall into last place, right? Wrong! Planning a special outfit for the beach can be simple and fun. All you need is a little bit of help from our local retailers and some insight from the Canvas professionals.

When considering a beach look, there is now more to add than a cover up, comfortable walking shoes, and sunning shades. It is time to mix up your sandy style with some easy beach accessorizing. Adding a few accessories can not only make you feel good, but it can elevate your vacation look from casual to complete. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. With the help of our local partners, the Canvas team is here to help you out and share some insight into everything summer beach accessorizing. These tips are for stylists of all levels and interests, so find one that speaks to you and start accessorizing!

Tip 1: Simplicity is key

When accessorizing for the beach, keep one common mantra in mind: simplicity is key. A slender bracelet or simple stud is all you need to take your look from drab to fab. Less is truly best when it comes to maintenance and the feel of a beach look. Our suggestion? Choose between a delicate bracelet or necklace and pair it with a statement ring to make the two really pop. (Style inspiration from www.markschneiderdesign.com)

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(Bloomingdale’s Roberto Coin Gold Diamond Bangle and John Hardy Five Row Ring with Diamonds for the women. Salvatore Ferragamo Double Wrap Bracelet and Vitaly Matte Black Ring for the men).

Tip 2: Make your look a complete outfit

It’s true, you don’t need to wear more to the beach than a bathing suit, cover up, and comfortable slides. But if you want to step it up and make the style a complete LOOK, you turn to accessorizing. Adding the right jewelry can really take your beach style to the next level and make it known that you stepped out with a purpose. As an added tip, match your jewelry to your shoes to really finalize the look. (Style inspiration by www.markschneiderdesign.com)

Easy, Breezy, Beach Accessorizing

(Nordstrom’s Carla Semiprecious Stone Drop Earrings and Pyramid Drusy Quartz Adjustable Ring for the women. AX Armani Exchange Bracelet Watch and Minos Etched Black Onyx Ring for the men).

Tip 3: Jewelry second, safety first

Now that you’ve picked your accessories, you’re going to look great. To ensure your jewelry is ready to perform, double check that all lotions and applied products are completely dry before slipping any jewelry on. Be sure to research your jewels and understand what material they’re made of. Know if they’re waterproof, water resistant, or best left out of the waves. With the confidence of protected jewelry and elevated style, you are ready to dive in to beach accessorizing. (Safety tips via http://info.jewelersmutual.com/the-jewelry-box/10-jewelry-safety-tips-to-avoid-a-bummer-summer)

Easy, Breezy, Beach Accessorizing

(Stella and Dot’s Essential Fringe Necklace for the women. Bloomingdale’s David Yurman Stone Claw Amulet for the men.)