7 Ways to Elevate Your Beach Look

Heading to the beach soon? Since you're probably planning on taking a photo for Instagram, you don't want to blend into the background.

We've come up with the best ways to stand out in a sea of beach-goers. Elevate your beach look with some of these tips and tricks:

Add a Head Scarf

Sport a cute head scarf or bandana along with your bathing suit to achieve the ultimate wow-factor. This adorable accessory is sure to turn heads—you'll get tons of compliments.

Elyse Maguire – SPF 50+ Scarf: $68

Elyse Maguire head scarf

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Wear a Chain Necklace

No beach look is complete without a killer necklace. Opt for a long silver or gold chain that drapes down your chest. It's a subtle yet chic embellishment that's perfect for your ensemble.

Sterling Forever – Triple Layer Triangle Drop Chain Necklace: $64

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Spritz Some Facial Mist

Fresh faces are in, haven't you heard? Channel your inner goddess and spritz yourself with a refreshing and light facial mist. You'll look dewy, like you just got the best tan of your life.

bioClarity – Dewy Dew: $19.95

bioclarity facial mist

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Get Cute Sunnies

Protect your face from the sun's harsh rays with a stylish pair of sunnies. Whether you're into aviators, cat-eyes or colored glasses, any pair that looks good with your 'kini will be stunning.

Quay – Heartbreaker: $50

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Rest Under an Umbrella

Not only will an umbrella protect your skin, but it will make for an excellent photo backdrop. Opt for something fashionable and neutral-colored so that the focus remains on you.

World Market – Natural Umbrella With Fringe: $44.99 (psst. it's on sale!)

world market beach umbrella

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Apply Body Shimmer

Make your body glisten with a shimmery powder or lotion. Delicately apply it on your collarbone, tops of your shoulders and cheek bones for a beautiful glow.

Stila – Heaven's Dew All Over Glimmer: $25

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Find a Cute Towel

Finish off your look with the perfect beach towel. Go for something distinctive like an odd shape or a combination of bright colors, but make sure it complements your swimsuit.

Urban Outfitters – ban.do Round Watermelon Beach Towel: $68

urban outfitters watermelon circle beach towel

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Heading to the beach this week? HERE are the perfect Instagram captions to accompany all your shots!