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Cute beach outfits for summer you never knew you needed

Beaches are the most relaxing place to visit for a vacation. How do I dress for the beach? What can I wear to the beach when I am not swimming? In this post, I will share some great options of cute beach outfits for summer.

Some of these options comprise bikini alternatives or beach outfits to wear for a modest look. Also, you need a great option of summer accessories to dress your look.

So, if you’re a first-timer or you frequent the beach, here are some ideas of what to wear for a beach hangout.

Cute beach outfits for summer

The beach is the best place to be for summer. After you’ve planned your trip to include a beach outing, you need stylish beach wear to pack. Here are cute beach outfits for summer to add to your travel packing list. I will also be linking some of my favorites you can shop from Everything5pounds.

Everything5pounds is one of my favorite sites like shein to shop. Every fashion item goes for about 5pounds. How much is shipping on everything5pounds? It is free anywhere in the UK. They also sell cute beach outfits for summer.


In this part of the world, modesty in the way you dress is taken in high esteem. Unlike other parts of the world like Europe or America, there is absolutely nothing wrong with showing off “a better part” of your skin. So rocking bikinis and swimsuits that leave little to the imagination are normal beach outfits over there- its no big deal.

Coming down to our part of the world, rocking just bikinis may attract things you don’t like. Sexual harassment from weirdos or “agberos”, so, shorts are perfect for beach hang out.

Although there are stylish ways to rock bikinis and still look modest. You can style your bikini with sheer dresses, kimonos or see-through lace dress. This helps keep off the perverts while you rock your bikinis with style. For hydrophilic people that will take a swim or participate in waters sports, wear your bikinis with a scarf. Or better still you wear shorts.

Shorts are very comfy and you can go for any length you’re comfortable with. Bum shorts or 3/4 shorts paired with tanks, tee shirts, crop tops, etc are perfect for a day out at the beach.

Shorts and crop top from unsplash

Click here to buy denim shorts from Everything5pounds


Rompers are a great option if you need what to wear to the beach. For me, a floral romper is perfect. Rompers are like a shirt or blouse merged with shorts mostly loose at the thighs. Floral prints put me in the holiday moods and of course the summer feel. Most Rompers are breezy and easy to throw on.

So, you can rock a romper to the beach finishing off your look with a pair of sandals or sneakers. Although getting a quality affordable romper can be quite challenging in Nigeria. This item of clothing is not easy to find in local market e.g. Balogun, Oshodi or Idumota. And in most cases, if found its either too pricey or of a low quality. Nevertheless, you can get affordable quality romper from online stores like Jumia, Konga, etc.

Click here to buy similar Romper

Beach Accessories

Aside from the lovely cute beach outfits for summer, there are some lovely beach accessories to finish off your look. One of such accessories is a sunshade. A stylish sunshade will make feel chic all day as well as protect your eyes the sun rays.

Also, the heat from the sunray in the afternoon in Lagos can “boil beans” sometimes, so, a beach hat comes in handy. You can purchase a stylish sunshade with its case from All she needs. For a stylish beach hat, your purchase from your local market like Oshodi, Balogun market, etc.

There is hardly any outing you want to go for as a lady without a handbag. Growing up as a Nigerian lady, I have always seen my mum and elder sister always complete their outfit with a bag. So, it is almost impossible for me to go out without a bag.

This is irrespective of the size i.e. small or big depending on certain necessities for that day. So it is for a beach hang out. Your handbag is where you keep your essentials for your day out to the beach e.g. sunscreen cream, shades, games, snacks, etc.

For a beach day out, finish your look with straw bags also know as rattans or a tote bag. To purchase a stylish rattan bag, check @solebysarah on Instagram. She makes hand made accessories, also for a beach sandal, she is a go-to brand.

Click here to buy a beach tote handbag

In as much as dressing to suit the occasion is essential, one shouldn’t forget the aim of vacation which is rest. Also, this list of beach outfit /accessories will come in handy for your next vacation to the beach. You also check out my post on how to dress stylishly for your cold office; style tips

Magdalene Enimhienomo

I am fashion and lifestyle blogger. My blog is where I share style tips, place to visit on budget and reviews of my fashion haul. I am an introvert and creative writing is where I express myself more. For collaborations:

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