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How to Dress for the Beach If You're a Fall-Winter Girl at Heart

No turtlenecks here.
How to Dress for the Beach If You're a Fall-Winter Girl at Heart
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No turtlenecks here.

Okay, so technically we don't have fall or winter in our land of eternal tropics, but you get what we mean. You're that girl who prefers sweaters over sundresses, who loves to layer despite the heat (tiis ganda!), and whose ultimate wardrobe maker is a pair of black patent leather ankle boots. Ankle boots? In this weather? All are yeses.

In the sheltered cocoon of fully-airconditioned offices, you're free to be as toasty n' warm as you like, but what happens when your crew finally coaxes you into a beach trip? Below, 10 sartorial solutions for your big summer sun transition, courtesy of street style's finest.

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A basic black one-piece swimsuit is a must, of course! Pair yours with breezy striped paper bag-waist cotton trousers à la Kourtney Kardashian.

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Yes, you can layer, but the key to not overheating is showing some skin! Bare your shoulders under a slip dress in the lightest of fabrics. We're declaring it: black on the beach is A-okay.

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A wrap dress is ideal, seeing as it can also double as a chic post-wade cover-up. Show off your stems in a high-slit version that lifts with the sea breeze!

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A low-backed, full-skirted pinafore dress is a prim, sweet option to hide your bikini beneath!

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Now here's how to take your leather midi to the shoreline: team yours with a summery powder blue button-down and on-trend slides.

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Quickest way to score fashion points? Co-ords! This knotted bandeau and cropped wide-leg trouser pairing is the perfect way to keep cool in monochrome.

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If you want to keep your neckline high and your silhouette structured, balance the coverage out with sugary colors and a bit of strategic draping, like Vanessa Hong.

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The dress-over-pants trend is very much doable, even by the sea! Tip: white and cream are cool to the eye, especially when done in breathy cotton and chiffon. Just ask Leandra Medine.

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See, we told you that pleated midi skirt was a good investment. Rework a shirt into a one-shouldered top, replace strappy flats with a pair of summer sandals, and you're good to go!

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Another beach-friendly layering hack, this time brought to you by Kim Sung Hee: go all-out sheer! Top your bikini with a mesh tee, then strut around in denim culottes and Birkenstock-esque kicks.

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