Fashionate: Beach bag ESSENTIALS!

The Okanagan boasts some of the hottest festivals in all of western Canada throughout the summer months. Often we try and remember all we need to stay cool, and fashionable, yet most of the time we find ourselves wishing we had brought that extra cover for the after party.

When packing for the beach, a festival or a boat party you want to make sure you don’t leave home without your essentials.

First and foremost sunscreen is the number one thing we need to protect our skin and keep us looking young. A spray sunscreen works the best, as you don’t get streaks and it won’t leave your clothing or bathing suit oily. If you don’t believe in sunscreen make sure your at least using a fragrance free (keeps the bugs away) body lotion with SPF 15 in it before you leave the house in the morning.

You won’t want to leave home without your favourite bikini, summer 2012 has presented some of the hottest bathing suits to date. A personal favourite for a carefree and sexy look is the fringed suit; for reduced tan lines opt for a strapless bikini with underwire or boning in it to keep it up! TK COUTURE is a locally trained bathing suit stylist who has shown her work all over Canada and the States; she is the GO-TO girl for custom bathing suits.

Sandals are an absolute must when venturing out, to take your look from day to night; gear away from a classic flip flop and choose a suede gladiator sandal, or a low wedge so your transformation will be effortless after a day at the beach.  Your dress of choice should be a light fabric that you can roll up and won’t wrinkle easily, after being stowed away all day. A great day-to-night dress is a high-low dress that you can create a waistline with a roped belt. Mac D’s recently opened downtown on Bernard and they are home to some amazingly sexy summer dresses!  You won’t look like you have spent the day in the middle of a sand covered dance floor.








To top of your Bag of goodies you need to remember your favourite oil to run through your locks to freshen up for the evening. Shu Uemura Essence Absolute is a protective hair oil designed to freshen any hair texture!

A top knot is the BEST hairstyle you can imagine; wrap your hair into a knot in the morning while your hair is still damp, and rock out all day, when you are ready to hit the dance floor unravel your locks and you will have that beachy wave we all dream of!

*To contact TISA of TK COUTURE visit her Facebook page

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