With designer’s pre-fall collections hitting stores, it may feel like it’s time to store your sandals and sundresses. But it’s still July, and here at ClosetSpace we’re in no rush to retire our summer style!

Choosing beach-appropriate accessories can be a daunting task, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite ways to spice up a swimsuit. Just add sunscreen and water!

 1. Tassels: 


Gone are the days when tassels were just for furniture trimmings! Designers have used these fun, fringe-y accents in colorful beaded necklaces and bracelets. These whimsical pieces look great with bathing suits in neutral colors such as white, black, or nude.

Tassels add a casual, trendy, and bohemian vibe to your beach or pool-side outfit. This summer is officially tassel season, so shop our picks to get the look: BaubleBar bracelet set and Rosantica beaded necklace.  

2. Chokers: 


Gold choker necklaces add the perfect amount of subtle sparkle to your swimsuit. They’re durable and won’t get tangled in your beach-y hair or string bikini tie! Even though they’re simple, these chokers are bold enough to eliminate the need for further accessorizing.

We also love their versatility. Take the choker from day-to-night by swapping your bikini for a little black dress for an instantly sexy and stylish after-hours ensemble. Farfetch.com is our one-stop-shop for glamorous, gold chokers!

3. Hair Accessories: 


Depending on your hair type, the beach is either your worst enemy or best friend. Regardless, hair accessories will take your swimsuit style to a whole new level!

If you love to flaunt your wavy locks, an embellished headband or crochet-knit hairband is for you. Unleash your inner mermaid with this gold, ocean-inspired Valentino piece. And if you like to keep your tresses tamed, this Missoni Mare turban is the ultimate solution.

4. Cotton Shorts: 


Bathing suit bottoms are unpredictable: between the hardware, ties, ruffles, etc., your everyday jean shorts may not fit as easily over your swimwear. After a dip in the pool or ocean, you won’t want to be lounging in damp denim. That’s why these flow-y cotton shorts are our latest seasonal obsession. They’re loose-fitting and fast-drying, a beach babe’s best friend!

You’ll be comfortable, cool, and cute in these Jen’s Pirate Booty bloomers with crochet detailing, or these Rag & Bone baja print beach shorts

5. Round, Mirrored Sunglasses: 


Dare to be different! Sunglasses are the quintessential bathing suit accessory, so why not rock a statement-making pair? Tackle two of summer’s hottest eyewear trends in one and choose a pair of round sunnies with mirrored-lenses. With these funky frames, you’ll be throwing shade in the best way possible!

Make a splash at your next pool party with these chic sunnies by Illesteva, Dior, and Ray-Ban.

6. Flash Tattoos: 

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Temporary tattoos are fashionable?! Confession: we’ve been known to cover entire limbs with these glittering Flash Tattoos. You’ll never have to worry about losing your jewelry in the ocean when it’s (temporarily) adhered to your skin! Not to mention, stacking your arm with flash tats is a lot less expensive than piling on real golden bangles!

While we love this trend, beware of funky tan lines and use makeup remover to rid your skin of stubborn, flash tat residue.

Let the fun begin! Order a set online from Blue & Cream.

7. The Essentials: Beach Bag, Towel, and Flip-Flops: 


We have two requirements for our pool/beach-side essentials: pretty and practical. Every girl needs a big, durable beach bag, a cute towel for tanning, and the perfect pair of flip-flops.

We hit our ClosetSpace outfit shop and pulled the best of each. If only everyday were a beach day! Shop our picks: Jerome Dreyfuss beach bag, Lucien Pellat-Finet towel, and TKEES flip-flops.