25 Chic Summer Accessories to Wear for a Beach Honeymoon

Sunny essentials for a stylish getaway as a newlywed

Updated 06/10/18

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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.

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A Straw Bag

Courtesy of Zara

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

Courtesy of Hat Attack

Hat Attack Small Macrame Tote

SHOP NOW: Zappos, $96

Courtesy of J.Crew

J.Crew Raffia Tote

SHOP NOW: J.Crew, $138

Courtesy of Kayu

Kayu Lolita Bag

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $145

Courtesy of Eugenia Kim

Eugenia Kim Belle Tote Bag

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $445

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Slide Sandals

Courtesy of Tony Bianco

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

Courtesy of Aldo

Aldo Kedirama Sandals

SHOP NOW: Aldo, $50

Courtesy of Mango

Mango Combined Braided Sandal

SHOP NOW: Mango, $80

Courtesy of Everlane

Everlane The Form Two-Strap Sandal

SHOP NOW: Everlane, $118

Courtesy of Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies Burkina Papaye Stripe

SHOP NOW: The Webster, $285

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A Sun Hat

Courtesy of Forever 21

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

Courtesy of Topshop

Topshop Straw Hat

SHOP NOW: Topshop, $30

Courtesy of Lack of Color

Lack of Color The Sundowner

SHOP NOW: Lack of Color, $87.07

Courtesy of Clyde

Clyde Shade Hat

SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., was $254, now $177.99

Courtesy of Pamela Munson

Pamela Munson Posey Hat

SHOP NOW: Pamela Munson, $298

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Courtesy of Topshop

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

Courtesy of Les Specs x Adam Selman

Les Specs x Adam Selman The Last Lolita

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $119

Courtesy of Raen

Raen Figurative Unisex Oval Sunglasses

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $150

Courtesy of Illesteva

Illesteva Vinyl Mint Sunglasses

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $220

Courtesy of Krewe

Krewe Ward 24K Titanium + Zulu Sunglasses

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $275

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A Cover-Up

Courtesy of H&M

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


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Courtesy of Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant Wrap Maxi Cover-Up With Bell Sleeves

SHOP NOW: Lane Bryant, $70.50

Courtesy of Faithful The Brand

Faithful The Brand Mazur Stripe Print Navy Milan Midi Dress

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $169

Courtesy of Heidi Klein

Heidi Klein Moorea Lace Trim Maxi Dress

SHOP NOW: Heidi Klein, $287.24

Courtesy of Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman Valentina Coverup

SHOP NOW: Mara Hoffman, $295

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