Are you a fan of Mad Men, James Bond, The Astronaut Wives Club or The Talented Mr. Ripley? Have you been daydreaming about a glamourous vintage day at the beach similar to ones Jackie Kennedy or Audrey Hepburn might’ve had? We’ve got you covered!
Below is everything you need for the ultimate glamorous vintage inspired beach day.
Glamorous Beach Umbrella: The 1950’s were all about pretty pastels, gingham, and stripes. It wasn’t uncommon to find beach umbrellas that also included lace, frills, and ruffles, the “pagoda style” was very popular. Updated versions of these umbrellas are making a comeback and can be found in the French Rivera or along the Italian coastline.
Our favorite picks are from Business & Pleasure not only do they have vintage style umbrellas, but they have beautiful vintage inspired beach cabanas as well.
Sling Beach Chair & Pop-Up Stool/Table: A retro, wood folding beach chair is the ultimate glamorous accessory. For inspiration, think about those wonderful beach scenes from The Talented Mr. Ripley where they’re sunbathing, or Mad Men‘s Don Draper spending the afternoon in a sling chair. Bonus points if stripes are involved.
Our favorites are the teak chairs from the Serena & Lily collection. They also have matching folding stools, and of course vintage inspired umbrellas.
Striped Beach Towels & Blankets: Is there anything more classic then a striped beach towel or blanket? Coco Chanel introduced it to high fashion through a 1917 collection and ever since then it’s become a classic summer must-have. As the beach destination became slowly more accessible to all wealth classes, the lower class adopted the upper class styles and stripes at the beach was seen as chic, especially in the 50’s and 60’s.
As we mentioned previously, Business & Pleasure have become one of our favorite places for vintage inspired beach accessories and they have beautiful beach blankets and towels.
Additional Beach Accessories: Don’t forget your beach floatie! There are some fun vintage inspired ones by Fun Boy, and Sunnylife. Business & Pleasure also has retro ice packs, and cooler beach bags.
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