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What to Wear to the Beach?


With the warmer months reaching ever closer, we hope there is a sea-side trip in your immediate future and if there is, it’s time to think about your Summer wardrobe and the best styles to wear to the beach. Here at Rydale, we have a multitude of ladies and men’s clothing, footwear and accessories that will make you look the part this season. Take a look at some of our top tips and style inspiration for upcoming beach days and walks along the shore.

Men's & Ladies Beach Outfit Ideas

You might think that beach wear is all about the perfect swimsuit or designer sunglasses, but we are here to tell you that there are many other ways to achieve beach vibes and make you feel just as summery. So, grab your beach bag and check out some of out best beach outfits below.

Outfits for ladies to wear to the beach

Cotton T-shirt Dress – The perfect lightweight summer dress. In a nautical stripe design that is ideal for the beach, this stretch cotton A-line T-shirt dress will ensure you look both summery and stylish. For something with a bit more structure, you could opt for a flattering wrap dress. With a cap sleeve design, this one-piece has a floral design that shouts out summertime. Team with strappy sandals, a Panama sun hat and beach bag and your set for a day by the waves.

Chino Shorts – Shorts are a must-have on the beach! For people who would rather not walk around in a swimsuit, our ladies Portia shorts are the perfect alternative. Made from a cotton fabric, these shorts have been shaped with an easy-fit leg, offering cool comfort even on the hottest of days. Pair yours with some deck shoes and a striped T-shirt for a cool but casual look.

Ladies T-shirt Dress

Sleeveless Blouse – A true summertime classic, the ladies sleeveless blouse is a light and airy top that will look amazing at the beach. Made from a super-soft viscose fabric, this floaty blouse has an open V-neckline that is great for catching some rays. With a longer curved hem, throw on over a bikini or swimsuit for a stylish cover-up. Alternatively, this ladies blouse will look great tucked in to a pair of shorts or cropped jeans. Accessories with a leather belt to bring the whole look together. For a little more arm coverage, try our short sleeve blouse.

Canvas Trainers – Nothing says its summer than a crisp pair of new trainers. Our Roxby canvas trainers will certainly look the part down at the beach. They’re super easy to slip on and off when you want to sink your toes into the warm sand. They have each been crafted from the most luxurious cotton canvas that is lightweight and stylish. They look great with any outfit, from skinny crops to denim shorts.

Outfits for men to wear to the beach

Short Sleeve Shirts – Where do we start with short sleeve shirts? Our Rydale shirts are must-have warm weather essential. With such a variety of checks to choose from, you’re going to stuggle to pick a favourite. Thankfully, we have some great deals on all our shirts, with an unbeatable 2 for £20 offer you don’t want to miss. No matter if you’re walking the cobbled beaches or relaxing in the sunshine, our lightweight and 100% cotton check shirts are a great all rounder to throw on and have some fun.

Men's Navy Checked Shirt

Classic T-shirt – Keeping it plain and simple? Our men’s plain polo’s and plain T-shirts are the perfect throw on piece to bring your outfit together. Our classic polo shirts are a staple of any countryman’s casual wardrobe, whether you opt for vibrant red or classic navy. The crew neck T-shirts have been designed to be as versatile as possible, which is perfect for the beach, day or night.

Chino Shorts – It’s time to leave the long trousers and show off some leg! Simply made for the summer, our men’s chino shorts are the perfect item when out and about on hot days. Whether you are sat on the sand, walking the coastline or sat overlooking the sea in your favourite restaurant, you’ll never look out of place wearing these. Dress down with a plain polo or dress up with a crisp shirt depending on what your plans are.

Deck Shoes – Completing your summer look has never been easier with these stylish deck shoes. Because these men's boat shoes are so comfortable, you can spend the day walking up and down the beach admiring the views and soaking up the sun. Whether your holidaying in the UK or abroad, you need to pack a pair of these. Pair with denim or chino shorts and a short sleeved shirt for a true summer look.

Men's Brown Deck Shoes

Don't forget to accessorise! Our range of men's and ladies panama hats will offer some sophisticated style this summer. A panama hat is a great piece that is both practical and stylish. Ensuring you have some head protection when the sun is beaming down is essential. From preventing sunburn and headaches to keeping your cool, these hats are a great piece to have.

With our outfit-inspo sorted, its now time to think about what beach essentials you’ll need to fully enjoy your day on the sand. Whether it’s a comfortable chair to rest your legs or a beach bag big enough to carry all your essentials. We have a family-sized cool bag to store delicious snacks and keep your drinks cold as well as a large picnic rug so that you can step off the sand and enjoy lunch with the family.

If you have any questions with regards to what to wear to the beach, or any of our outfits stated above, please get in touch with our customer care who are always on hand to help with any queries you may have. Be sure to check out the full range of ladies summer clothing and men’s summer clothing for more style inspiration.

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