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Hong Kong's Sizzling Summer: Get Beach Ready

Photos by Kirk Kenny /

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 July, 2016, 10:26am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:15pm

Summer is finally in full swing, and it’s time to show off all those hours you’ve spent at the gym. But shopping for the right beach outfit can be stressful. Here are a few tips on choosing the right items to turn your beach entrance into a runway show.

Sunny Disposish
Wearing a straw hat will block out UV rays and help you stay fresh, plus you’ll be getting a lot of compliments with this sweet look!

String Me Along
This is definitely the highlight of today’s look: the sexy bikini! This bright yellow one’s from Hong Kong brand Mer Culture. Have fun with it and go wild with mismatched bikinis in different prints and colors, or why not rock a one-piece suit? 

Lapiz of Luxury
Show your playful side with some colorful jewelry featuring natural stones to match the tropical vibes.

Throwing Shades
Don a pair of shades to go with your swimsuit and of course to protect your eyes from the extreme Hong Kong sun... but mainly to nail that beach vibe. These sunniesfrom Police are the perfect combination of elegant and beach-appropriate.

Shorts Fuse
You must get a pair of Mazu’s swim shorts! With a very comfortable fit, this Hong Kong brand is an ideal pick for the beach. Check out this pair called “The Junk Twilight” which uses an old fishing junk boat motif, representing Hong Kong’s maritime history.

Cap’n Cool
A light cap is essential. It might not cover you completely from the sun, but it will cover that messy, sandy hair when you come out of the water.

Head to Toe
Heels or shoes are impractical on sand, but how about a pair of dainty barefoot sandals for the ladies? There are plenty of styles on Etsy, handmade with beads, crochet or bling. This pair’s from Sloane Studio, based in Hong Kong.

Abstract Art
After a full day of tanning, reading and enjoying the sun, put on one of these beautiful handcrafted kaftans from Kaprice. With its breezy and lightweight material, it’s the perfect cover-up for the seaside. The only thing you need is a cocktail in your hands and you’ll be sorted for the sunset hour!

Totes Chic
Ladies, you’re going to need a big bag to fit all your beach essentials. This tote bag from Mischa is definitely the best choice. Colorful, elegant and handy!

Milk and Honeys
Ready to hit the bars looking chic and sunkissed? Get your hands on this fine lightweight linen shirt from Milk Shirts

Haviana Nights
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Havaianas! They’re perfect for the beach and after-hours drinks by the water. Get plain but brightly colored ones to easily match your outfit.