At last, the vacation you booked six months ago is just a hop, skip and a sunscreen application away. Soon your dreams of sand in between your toes, chilled gazpacho on picnic tables and paperback book reading under a beach umbrella will be a reality. Whether you’re lazing in the sun, lounging on the deck or having an al fresco seaside brunch, these beach chic looks will have you set from sunrise to sunset.
The T-Bags Los Angeles tunic dress is the ideal swimsuit cover-up for heading from seaspray to casual cocktails. The half sleeves with vented cuffs and shirttail hemline are light as a breeze.
FeBe, 474 Metairie Road, 835-5250, FeBeClothing.com
Show off your sun-kissed skin with a chunky beaded stone and wood bracelet from Treska.
California Drawstrings, 812 Royal St., 523-1371; 3650 Magazine St., 702-8515; CaliforniaDrawstrings.com
Block out the bright sun in a pair of Leonard tortoise glasses from Illesteva. The blue mirrored lenses are ideal for wave watching.
Clover, 2240 Magazine St., 272-0792, BoutiqueClover.com
Your swan dive will look divine thanks to an Esther Williams classic solid two-piece swimsuit. Vintage-inspired, the ruched bust with halter tie and high-waisted ruched bottoms are fit to flatter.
Trashy Diva, 2048 Magazine St., 299-8777; 537 Royal St., 522-4233; TrashyDiva.com
Enjoy your morning coffee on the veranda while donning your Sleep Chic pajama set from Eberjey. The classic menswear design and piping details are the perfect combination of demure and playful.
Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie, 5513 Magazine St., 894-1000, BasicsUnderneath.com
Soar from shore to shore free as a bird in a flowy Mara Hoffman embroidered cotton tank maxi dress.
Haute, 725 Magazine St., 522-8687, HauteNola.com
Carry your weekend getaway essentials in this canvas city-to-seaside bag in a jelly blue and Tory navy color-block design.
Emma’s Shoes & Accessories, 115 Metairie Road, 407-0668, EmmasShoes.com
Go from patio to pool in a Bernardo Mistral Jute thong sandal. The calf leather T-strap and espadrille-inspired details in platinum linen make for an ideal daytime shoe.
Feet First, 4122 Magazine St. 899-6800; 526 Royal St., 569-0005; 200 Metairie Road, 324-9124; FeetFirstStores.com