Beach Living Essentials by Amanda

I recently moved to the beautiful city of Charleston (the soon to be home of our next Vestique location), and I have to say it has officially captured my heart. I've always considered myself a big city type of girl, so I'm still learning the beach lifestyle. For example - sand gets everywhere, drawbridge traffic can really make you late, shrimp and grits can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner, etc... but most importantly, dress accordingly for the weather because it's HOT down here in the low country.

I put together a list of a few of my essential Vestique pieces that all beach dwellers/goers need to have.

1. Lightweight, flowy shorts: A pair of breezy shorts will be your best friend at the beach. Sometimes it's too hot for denim, and these can easily be thrown on over your swimsuit. Look for a lightweight material that doesn't cling. We have TONS of adorable new print shorts, so you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort. My #1 pair right now are the Abandon Ship Shorts (below). 

I also could not live without my comfy and cute Colors of the Wind shorts, and our  Oh the Places You'll Go shorts.


2. Crop tops: They are so in right now and are great for beach weather, well, because they are cropped! We're talking major airflow here ladies. We have endless crop top options - my 
personal favorite being the Hot Tamale Top. I wore this little number to Isle of Palm with 
some high-waisted cut offs and felt just beachy keen in it.
Also, don't forget to grab a summer hat for your beach wardrobe, like this fedora we have in-stores for $20. It's a dynamite accessory and also keeps the sun off your face!

 Our Crop It Like It's Hot top and the Queen of the Empire Crop are also some of my crop top staples!

3. Rompers: Let's be honest, a mini skirt or a short, fitted dress (although adorable!) is not always the most convenient choice for running around town at the beach. A romper allows you to move effortlessly, with a look that is both sassy and playful. I was on King Street running errands in our Summer Storm romper last week - my current 
number one pickGot tons of compliments on this look!

I also love our muted neon print Life in the Fast Lane romper - available online only, so hurry and snag it while you can!

4. Maxi dresses: I love going on dates - I'm engaged so it's always with the same man, but even so! Charleston has such incredible restaurants and an exciting nightlife. Once the sun goes down and I feel that ocean breeze, I reach for a maxi dress. Paired with gladiator sandals and gold accessories, nothing is more elegant for a night-out-on-the-(beach)town with my man candy. My current favorite date night at the beach maxi is our Smooth Talker maxi.


I have my closet fully stocked on all these items, and you can shop online or in any of our locations to steal my style. And for all you fellow Charlestonians, we promise the wait won't be much longer! We will have Vestique Charleston open on 183 King Street before the end of the summer, so you can get all these great beach styles right here in Chucktown!

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