Beach to bar style guide by Kate Kohler


Beach to bar style guide by Kate Kohler

Article by Kate Kohler
Photos by Katie Wade Studio

The most glorious time of the year is here; lazy beach days and hot Summer nights with a margarita in hand await! From beach to bar I want to show you how to create an effortlessly chic and highly Instagram worthy wardrobe with fewer pieces than you think. From the perfect swimwear fit, over swim must-haves and delicate jewels, my beach to bar style guide will throw your Summer fears to the wind as you enjoy the beautiful styles now available at Westfield Kotara.

Carla Swimwear

Outfit: Carla Swimwear; Sunglasses: Sunglass Hut; Shoes: Billini

Jump into bold blue hues this Summer with Seafolly’s ‘Fresh Water’ collection now available at Carla Swimwear. For those active beach days I opt Seafolly’s staple bralette style and matching hipster pant (this pant sits in the middle of the full coverage to cheeky scale) while layering with a Summer must-have linen shirt. Style the bralette with cut out white pants for the ultimate day on the water and accessorise with a touch of lux in these Sunglass Hut sunglasses. Complete this look with Billini’s ‘Dakari’ rope sandals and enjoy your new favourite Summer sandal.

David Jones

Outfit: David Jones; One Piece: Jets Swimwear; Top + Pant: Bec & Bridge; Hat: Ace of Something; Shoes: Senso; Jewellery: Shashi; Clutch: Olga Berg

Talk about my ideal beach one-piece! Keeping in mind I fall between an A-C cup, this adjustable Jets one-piece gives me enough support with the perfect amount of glam. Style with a gorgeous wide leg pant, a Grace Kelly inspired oversized wide brim hat and ta da you’ve just stepped out of a Vogue cover shoot. Going for cocktails with the girls? Swap the one-piece for Bec & Bridge’s matching black linen crop, a sleek mid-heel mule by Senso, Sashi’s coin pressed stamped pendants and my new favourite Olga Berg clutch for sensational margarita attire.

Surf Dive N' Ski

Outfit: Surf Dive N’ Ski; Shoes: Billini; Jewellery, Clutch and Hair Scarf: Mimco

Cut and clash your favourite swimwear this season at Surf, Dive N’ Ski as they take you from beach to bar effortlessly. For those lazy beach days style this Roxy stripe D-cup underwire bra (great full coverage) with Nunui’s fun Summer shorts and oversized Sunglass Hut sunglasses. Take this look to the bar and layer your bikini top, swap the shorts for Nunui’s frayed frilled skirt and accessorise with Mimco’s ‘Aviate’ clutch and ‘Panama’ hair scarf. Add a heel with Billini’s ‘Netti’ linen block heeled mule – perfection!

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