Like I said before, summer isn't over until it's too cold to swim. That's why living in South Florida for so many years made me totally lose my concept of "summer" and I must say summer is so much more fun now that there are FOUR seasons to a year again. Seriously.
We will be having a lot of sartorial fun for F/W 2014-15 but for now I am still beach bumming it so my posts will reflect the same. I'm actually getting ready to go to my favorite beach (Ada Bojana) for a good 10 days or so. The lifestyle there is very hippie and it calls for super low maintenance style simply out of logic and necessity (don't ask about last year's Pandora earring incident, rest in peace). One section of the beach is actually a nude beach. I can't stress the importance of looking good with nothing on!
So let's discuss how to look our best when we're not able to dress up (or dress) and when it's not so practical to wear makeup or perfume (mosquitoes, anyone?).
Do not wear scented body lotion or use scented shower soaps or perfume. Go for non-scented versions of everything because getting attacked all day by mosquitoes is just not cool.
Resist the urge to wear makeup. Take care of all of the essential grooming before you get there - eyebrows, hair cut, mani and pedi (for the grooming only because your polish will chip), waxing, etc. and you will realize just how made up you will look naturally. If your face starts to look a bit dull you can always curl your eyelashes every morning and if it's not enough just swipe on some waterproof mascara and call it a day.
Drink a ton of water - especially if you will drink any alcohol at all. You won't have your concealer, foundation and eyeliner to save you and you don't want to look 1000 years old until you get back to the city.
The sea is your friend. Style your hair with beachy waves or take advantage of those ponytail holders for the season.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize but just stay away from those scented formulas. I can't stress that enough.