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Sustainable Beach Outfit for the Chill Beach-Goer
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4 (Sustainable) Beach Outfits for Your Summer Outfit Inspiration

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Summer is in full swing, which means that you still have plenty of time to enjoy everything that it has to offer - whether that's surfing, tanning, or drinking cocktails at the nearest beach bar. 

But, what do you wear to the beach? 

Many of you may opt for the classic cover-up, but at Now in Rio Swim, we want to bring your attention to a couple of alternative options that can widen your beach-outfit perspective. 

One of the things that we LOVE is that beachwear is one of the most versatile categories in fashion. But instead of heading over to Zara, why not look into some versatile, classic, and staple pieces that can be part of your beach wardrobe for seasons to come? Remember that sustainable fashion can be chic, comfortable, and classic - don't believe us? Then keep reading. 

Here are 4 super cute sustainable beach outfits that you can pair with your favorite Now in Rio swimsuits so that you can look gorgeous, feel breezy and soak up all the summer vibes. 

Note that all of these brands are European brands so if you are reading this article outside of Europe and fall in love with one of the brands, additional shipping + taxes may apply.

Let's Relax: The Perfect Outfit for the Chill Beach-Goer

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A day in the sun often requires a more revealing bikini, especially if you are planning to work on your tan. Don't worry, we've got you covered with the Aproador top and the low-rise bottoms. Let's pair this bikini set with some other (sustainable) beach lounging essentials.

First and foremost, sunscreen is essential, but opt to go natural and plastic-free. Grab a bottle of Palm & Pine sunscreen which is not only natural but also comes in an aluminum (aka plastic-free) bottle. 

Linen is one of the best materials to wear during a hot day, so opt for a Greek Archaic Kori midi or maxi dress in white with embroidery linen - their pieces are all handmade in Greece and are absolutely stunning. 

Then add a pair of Raffia shoes from Capsule designed in Spain and manufactured by the raffia artisan women cooperative in Morocco. And don't forget to also include a pair Chpo recycled plastic sunglasses. 

Top it all off with an Anaskela towel, which is made from recycled PET bottles, and then throw it all into a Guanabana handmade tote, which is designed in Madrid and hand-crocheted by Wayuu artisans in Colombia. 

Don't forget to bring a bottle of water with you and if you love to have a drink at the beach, but don't want to bring a cooler for just one bottle of wine, then make sure to bring a Partner in Wine insulated wine bottle with you. 

Let's Get Moving: The Perfect Outfit for the Active Beach-Goer 

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Sometimes lying on the sand is the last thing on your mind. Instead, you want to be SUPing, surfing, or just play some volleyball on the beach. That's no problem, we've got a swimsuit for that. We'd opt for the Dois Irmaos top and the Maracujá high-rise bottoms. 

Let's pair this epic bikini set which is perfect for your active day with some other active beach essentials. 

As always sunscreen is important, so this time opt for Swox, which creates sunscreen made specifically for the active beach-goer.  The Swox Protection Sunscreen Mineral Stick with an SPF50+ is the perfect performance sunscreen stick as it is very water-resistant, reef safe, and has an organic formula. 

Add a ISTO crew teeorganic cotton shorts from TwoThirds, and a pair of Soder Joplins sunglasses.

For shoes, go basic, but still sustainable. The Casual Flip Flops from As Portugesas are not only super comfortable but are made out of a mixture of rubber and cork. 

And once you are out of the water reach for a sustainable poncho, specifically Pray for the Waves beach poncho made with love in Morocco. 

Let's Party: The Perfect Outfit for the Beach Bar-Goer

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The sun is shining, so DJ turn the music up. Who wants to sit on the sand when you can sip cocktails underneath a tent listening to music and eating your favourite foods? 

Pair our iconic Agua de Coco one-piece in black with a gorgeous summer dress. You want to stand out right? Well then why not try the Chemise Artsy from Valonia Veras in terracotta, it will certainly turn some heads. 

And the sunnies? The Geyser Black sunglasses from Karün, which are made from regenerated plastic. 

Pair the dress with Carmen Cognac shoes and a Gabriela Gold Bracelet, both from The Cano Shoe. All of their shoes are handwoven by artisans in Mexico and their jewelry is also made in Mexico by artisans who use up-cycled material. Then top it all off with a FAUSTINA Reed Bag from Odile.  

The Night Has Come: The Perfect Outfit for A Chilly Evening Beach-Goer

In a lot of places (Portugal especially) once the sun goes down the temperature often tends to plummet. But that doesn't mean the fun stops. Oh contraire, the night is still young. 

Swap out that dress and opt for something a little cosier in the evening. Your Agua de Coco one-piece can also be used as a body-suit and goes perfectly with a pair Nowa sustainable jeans. Since the nights can be extra chilly, bring along a crisp beautiful Linen Blazer In Natural Brown from lu-ciee. 

Finish off the outfit the same shoes and accessories as the day look, specifically the Emma Mula Black shoes and a Gabriela Gold Bracelet, both from The Cano Shoe, you can also add a necklace (or two) from the Cano Shoe, we won't judge 😉.

And there you go, four different outfits depending on the type of beach day you want to experience, so tell us, which type of beach-goer are you? And would you wear our recommended outfit? Tell us in the comments.