What to Pack, What to Wear: East Coast Beach Town

Beach Town Outfit

I am getting REALLY excited for my annual family vacation to Cape Cod. We rent a house and all nine of us make the drive out to the tippy tip of Massachusetts for a few days of lobster, ice cream, competitive book-reading, and spf. Historically I have felt a tad overdressed when I go to a beach town, but this year I think I have acquired the right balance of items and will be bringing only those I plan to wear. I hate paying for luggage more than I hate editing my suitcase.

Pale Colors with Bright Accessories. This outfit (wrinkly after a day of wear, sorry), is a good one for going out to dinner after a day at the beach. I know better than to wear anything dark-colored to Provincetown, where people leave the house wearing glitter and neon, and the same goes for any casual east coast beach town. I chose the preppy blue shorts and paired them with my favorite eyelet blouse for a dressier alternative to shorts and a t-shirt. The sherbet-colored wedges are comfortable and give the outfit a little more polished look than say, sneakers. So perhaps I am still a little overdressed for P-Town, but I don’t feel completely out of place. For daytime, I would switch the top out for a plain white tee or tank, and throw on some Chucks or Docksiders, if I really wanted to east coast it up.

Beach Town Outfit

Beach Town Outfit

Blouse: ACheng, Shorts: JCrew, Wedges: Toms, Sunglasses: RayBan, Earrings: Kendra Scott

Beach Town Outfit

August 17, 2011

6 Responses to What to Pack, What to Wear: East Coast Beach Town

  1. Jennifer K. says:

    Love the TOMS wedges, like A LOT. They definitely make the out look polished, but I also think they are pretty casual too. I haven’t spent any time in P-town, so I don’t know — but I think you look pretty awesome.

  2. Michal says:

    Yay! East Coast represent! I love the Cape. This is such a perfect outfit for a lazy beach day followed by lobster dinner. :)

  3. Lyddiegal says:

    You can’t ever be too preppy on the east coast – hope you have a great time in the cape!

  4. Chelsea says:

    First, thank you for your comment! I MUST be an okay dresser if you say I look cute.
    Second, those wedges! I love them. I also like the collar on the eyelet blouse.
    Third, I hope you adopt an east coast accent just for your vacation.

  5. what a cute outfit. It’s pretty and simple, which is perfect for a beach trip! have fun up there ^^ x

  6. jessie says:

    I’ve been wanting toms wedges because they’re perfect for looking cute while running errands and such- however, I couldn’t settle on a color. pastel pink? BINGO. Did you find them in Austin? if so, where?

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