If you’re setting off on a honeymoon by the beach, lucky you! After months or years planning your nuptials, you more than deserve your chosen warm-weather getaway. If you’re set on a seaside jaunt but not quite sure of where to travel to, the Galapagos, Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean are just a few divine locations to consider. Like with any vacation, a strategic pack is essential for a sun-filled escape—you’ll need a series of outfits befitting a range of activities from comfortable clothes for touring to elegant outfits for evenings out, and of course, beachwear. To wit, you’ll want each ensemble to be photogenic so you can document every moment of your honeymoon. Because pics or it didn’t happen. Accessories are crucial for tying all your looks together, but rather than toss everything but the kitchen sink into your suitcase, narrowing it down to a few key pieces will help keep you stay organized and stylish on vacation.
To complement the assortment of breezy dresses and swimwear you’re sure to wear on your honeymoon, seasonal items like a sun hat, straw bag, sunglasses, easy slip-on sandals, and a swimwear cover-up are all essentials by the beach. Each item has the ability to tie beachy looks together for more polish whether you’ve rolled out of your honeymoon suit and into a cabana for a laid-back day or you’ve planned a full itinerary of water activities, exotic meals or island hopping. Post-honeymoon, each item will serve as a mainstay in your summer wardrobe for years to come.
Ahead, our top accessory picks to shop now for your honeymoon by the beach or simply as a perfect pick-me-up ahead of summer.
A Straw Bag
For a standout look, opt for a straw bag with a bit of character like colorful woven handles, macramé detailing or a quirky shape.
Above: Zara Tote With Wooden Handles
SHOP NOW: Zara, $45.90
Hat Attack Small Macrame Tote
SHOP NOW: Zappos, $96
J.Crew Raffia Tote
SHOP NOW: J.Crew, $138
Kayu Lolita Bag
SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $145
Eugenia Kim Belle Tote Bag
SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $445
Slip-on sandals are effortless when you’re slipping in and out of swimwear and beach dresses. Have fun with your style of choice whether with a punchy print, braided detailing or perfectly minimal pastel.
Above: Tony Bianco Petal Black Rope Sandals
SHOP NOW: Tony Bianco, was $101.74, now $43.62
Aldo Kedirama Sandals
SHOP NOW: Aldo, $50
Mango Combined Braided Sandal
SHOP NOW: Mango, $80
Everlane The Form Two-Strap Sandal
SHOP NOW: Everlane, $118
Brother Vellies Burkina Papaye Stripe
SHOP NOW: The Webster, $285
A Sun Hat
Sun protection is not only important, it’s chic! Especially when a great hat is part of the equation. Neutral colors will be the most versatile with straw feeling the most summery and lightweight in the heat.
Above: Forever 21 Chiffon Band Straw Hat
SHOP NOW: Forever 21, $17.90
Topshop Straw Hat
SHOP NOW: Topshop, $30
Lack of Color The Sundowner
SHOP NOW: Lack of Color, $87.07
Clyde Shade Hat
SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., was $254, now $177.99
Pamela Munson Posey Hat
SHOP NOW: Pamela Munson, $298
From trendy pastels to retro cat-eyes, a great pair of sunglasses will tie any beach look together.
Above: Topshop Oval Tortoise Shell Sunglasses
SHOP NOW: Topshop, $26
Les Specs x Adam Selman The Last Lolita
SHOP NOW: Revolve, $119
Raen Figurative Unisex Oval Sunglasses
SHOP NOW: Revolve, $150
Illesteva Vinyl Mint Sunglasses
SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $220
Krewe Ward 24K Titanium + Zulu Sunglasses
SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $275
We’re for transitional cover-ups that can take you from the beach to lunch to exploring—styles that have a bit more design to them will feel more polished over swimwear. Not to mention they make an impactful fashion statement.
Above: H&M Sarong
SHOP NOW: H&M, $7
Lane Bryant Wrap Maxi Cover-Up With Bell Sleeves
SHOP NOW: Lane Bryant, $70.50
Faithful The Brand Mazur Stripe Print Navy Milan Midi Dress
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $169
Heidi Klein Moorea Lace Trim Maxi Dress
SHOP NOW: Heidi Klein, $287.24
Mara Hoffman Valentina Coverup
SHOP NOW: Mara Hoffman, $295