Vintage Havana & BB Dakota Summer Beach Clothing Trends

 May on Long Island means that beach season is upon us. When the weather is warm and sunny trendsetters waste no time getting to the water or poolside and showing off their summer style. We have all the latest beach style trends to prepare you for the season at Mint, including rompers, sundresses and casual shorts from favorite boho-chic designers Vintage Havana and BB Dakota. City residents are beginning their annual trek to the beaches in the Hamptons each weekend, filled with activities like boating, swimming, shopping and lots of poolside lounging to prepare for.. Stop by our Westhampton Beach store before hitting up the beach in new styles. Beachwear is all about relaxed yet chic style and we have some fantastic pieces for you to rock this summer.
When it comes to beach side fashion nautical style reigns popular with motifs like stripes and rope details taking center stage. Taking these timeless trends and incorporating current must-have elements such as bell sleeves and lace up details creates an ultimately new and fresh take on summer style that cannot be passed up. This Vintage Havana blouse combines classic sailor details with up to date essentials for an irresistibly beachy look. Wear it with shorts and sandals over your swimsuit for a day spent by the water at New Suffolk Beach, and dress it up later on with skinny jeans and wedges. The trendsetting coastal vibes are breezy in a classic print that you can feel confident in all summer. 
Aside from sundresses, the top beach essential is a great pair of shorts. Whether casual and beachy is your vibe, or a relaxed and practical style is more your taste, we have options for everyone. The best thing to throw on over your swimwear is a pair of comfy shorts for a stroll along the sandy beach. But shorts are also a great comfy choice for some afternoon shopping or a stroll through town when paired with a trendy top and sandals. A pair of classic navy shorts like this BB Dakota pair is extremely versatile for your summer activities all season long, where as a printed tassel trimmed pair from Vintage Havana just begs to be taken for a spin on the boardwalk. The colorful tassels and tribal print are reminiscent of a tropical getaway, making these shorts all the more appropriate for a day by the ocean. They look fashionably fun worn with a bikini top at Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton, but also adds a touch of pizazz to a simple shorts and tee shirt ensemble. Play up the colorful tassel detail with some fun tassel jewelry to match!
For a day of lounging by the water and walking in the sand a casual sundress in nautical stripes is a perfect pick. This BB Dakota frock is easy and fuss-free for picnics, boating on the North Fork, and wearing as a coverup over a swimsuit. Simply throw on a wide brim sun hat and glam shades for an instantly chic coastal look. Comfortable and cute, this no-frills approach is a classic take on beach style that will never go out of fashion. Plus, this mini swing dress can pair just as easily with heels and a long necklace for dinner by the water. A simple black and white pattern means that it can be dressed up or dressed down for just about any occasion with the right accessories to get you through the summer in style.
For a more romantic approach to beach town dressing, a pretty strapless sundress in a bright floral print is perfect for an afternoon of outdoor activities. A trendy ruffle adds a flirty touch to this shoulder baring mini dress, while a dainty floral print is sweet and charming. Soak up the sun poolside or strolling the sidewalks of Main Street in this feminine Jack by BB Dakota piece. Itty bitty flowers are a classic seasonal print, updated here by the on-trend ruffle and fresh bright hue. Pair this dress with wedges as you socialize in town, and swap out for lace up sandals to lounge by the water.
For another current trend that circulates frequently in beachwear, opt for a comfy but chic romper. This sweet yellow lace romper from BB Dakota is adorable for spring, and perfect for beach excursions all summer long. With a trendy off the shoulder cut and bohemian all-over lace this romper is a key piece to have for the season. An easy one piece to wear over a swimsuit, rompers have become essential to beach fashion and this one makes a sweet statement. The delicate lace and romantic open shoulder create a sense of summery sophistication that will make your style choice stand out beachside, or strolling Love Lane. Dress it up with strappy nude heels and statement earrings for a night out at the local hotspots, and throw it on later over your bikini for the stroll to the ocean.
To add a little cheeky fun to your beach outfits, our selection of Vintage Havana graphic sweatshirts is a great way to make a casual statement. Beach themed graphics like “Pray for Surf” keep the mood alive even when the day is chilly or the sun has set. The playful phrase is the perfect touch to an ultra cozy sweatshirt which pairs well with jeans or even shorts for a windy day by the water. Cozy up in it after a successful surf or any other water sports you may indulge in this summer! Take this top with you even when you have to leave the beach to remind you of all the good times past and all those yet to come.