Every Girl's Guide To a Day At The Beach

Marlo Perry
13th Sep 2016

Ah, Sydney beaches. Beautiful, relaxing and a constant source of one-upmanship against those competitive Melbournites. It’s hard enough to keep people away in winter and at the first sign of a sunny day the masses flock to swim, bake and perve. So, what does every good Sydney-sider need for a top day at Bronte (or Narrabeen or Cronulla)?

If you’re under the harsh Aussie sun you must invest in a good quality face and body moisturiser to keep unsightly sunburn and subsequent wrinkles at bay. We recommend Face Care Vital Moisturising Cream SPF 15 from Trilogy ($40.95) and Nivea’s Ultra Beach Protect Sunscreen Aerosol SPF50+ ($17.99) – it’s spray on for even more fun in the sun.

It goes without saying that Aussie brand, Camilla is an absolute winner in the hot months. Outrageously printed silk, crystals and the odd pom pom screams summer and your next beach to bar sojourn won’t be complete without a kaftan, palazzo pants or a billowing jumpsuit. Check out her beach house-themed store at Bondi to really get you in the mood.

Water isn’t just for swimming in and it is so important for both your health and beauty to stay hydrated as the heat turns up. Antipodes water (from $3.50) is from New Zealand but let’s not hold that against them. The sexy, minimalist bottle is a fashion accessory in itself and there’s just something about the taste…

Protect your skin and look a million bucks in one of Hatmaker’s straw creations (who said you need to be trackside to be wearing exquisite head ware?). We love the Theodore G ($240) or, for a splurge, the Mendell ($520) – that dusky pink will suit any complexion.

For any other beach goodies you may need (portable speakers anyone?) SunnyLIFE has thought of everything. You’ll never lose your spot if it’s marked with a Florence Broadhurst x SunnyLIFE umbrella, towel or chair, though. Check out the range (starting from $69.95) at www.sunnylife.com.au