Running Skirt or Skort and Other Beach Packing Tips

Running Skirt or Skort and Other Beach Packing Tips

February 10, 2016

Running Skirt or Skort?

Almost every single person out there loves the beach. It’s no secret that sun, sand, and waves are at the top of the list when it comes to summer vacations.

There’s nothing worse than carting too much stuff about, but let’s face it, we’re all guilty of over-packing.

If you’re a super-organized person, you’ll most likely have an overall plan. If you’re not, you should think along these lines.

Comfort is key, but you still want to look beautiful on the beach. So instead of going for the baggy beach look (which, if we are, to be honest, is not good beach look), go for a polished Summer look. As well as looking cool at the beach, you’re also less likely to be transporting half the beach (sand) home with you.

If you’re into your water sports, rash guards will protect you in and out of the water – they’ll keep you warm, protect you from rashes, bites, and stings, and most importantly, they’ll protect you from the sun with their UVP 50+.

Board shorts for men are perfect. A decent pair will be comfortable, lightweight and quick dry, but what about women? If you’re an active woman who likes to partake in a number of beach activities such as riding the waves, playing beach volleyball or taking a spin on a cruiser bike, the skort by Aqua Design could be your answer.

Perhaps you’ve never heard of the running skirt or skort before, and that’s fine, but you’re missing out. A cross between a skirt and a pair of shorts made out of breathable wicking material, a skort is a flexible and comfortable option for the active woman who loves spending time at the beach. You’ll be able to move with ease without having to worry about what you’re revealing, you’ll be able to carry all your essential belongings safely such as keys and cards, and most importantly you’ll be able to remain protected from the harsh UV rays due to its UVP 50+ rating.  If you haven’t already packed your skort, pack it now, because it’ll prove to be a trendy addition to your summer wardrobe.

 No beach vacation is a real beach vacation without a swimsuit. Most people hate shopping for swimsuits, but they’re necessary. When it comes to packing a swimsuit, you should always pack more than one, because there’s nothing worse than a wet swimsuit that’s full of sand when you want to laze about on the beach. Also, that extra swimsuit (or two) will add more color and variation to your beach wardrobe! For a stylish range of swimsuits, check out Aqua Design’s range of practical and fashionable swimsuits for men and women.

Covering up on the beach is also necessary. There are a range of cute cover-ups for women, and because these are so versatile, they can be worn on and off the beach – they’ll take you from the beach to an evening if you want them to – all you need to do is glam it up with a bit of costume jewelry and heels and you’re good to go. For men, lightweight button-down shirts work like a treat, and again they can be dressed up and down.

Appropriate beach footwear is also essential. It does depend on what kind of beach you’re on whether it’s a sandy beach or a pebbly beach, but a good pair of flip-flops is a must!

You can remain covered from the sun under a beach umbrella, but what about protecting your head when you’re playing beach volleyball or taking a stroll along the boardwalk? Protect your head from the sun with a decent wide-brimmed bucket sun hat to protect your face, ears, and neck from getting burned.

The sun’s so dangerous these days and covering up with protective UVP clothing isn’t enough – sunscreen, no matter how sensitive or resilient your skin is, is essential. Look for a long-lasting waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF to add that extra level of sun protection.

Of course, you’re going to want to take your cute beach dresses, sandals, linen pants and what not, this is a given, but what are you going to put your items in when you hit the beach? There are a variety of beach bags to choose from with every pattern and color under the sun. Opt for a waterproof nylon beach bag with distinctive colors or patterns; this way you’ll be able to spot it from a distance. A good beach bag will have a few different compartments for your clothes, and smaller pockets for your valuables, such as your cell phone and wallet. Always carry a few extra plastic bags in your beach bag, as these are perfect for carrying your wet swimsuit and towel.

Going to the beach for a vacation is an excellent excuse to chill out and cut loose. Pack for a beach vacation sensibly and avoid lugging unnecessary things around with you. Check out your beach hotel or vacation rental beforehand and see what’s available, so you can focus on packing essential items for the beach only. If you’re looking to add more bits to your beach wardrobe, Aqua Design’s Beach Collection has a great range of fun, stylish and protective beach clothing.

And remember this – life’s always better on the beach with that ocean air and salty hair!

Happy vacationing!

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Size Charts

Aqua Design | Women

Aqua Design Women's Rash Guard Size Chart

Aqua Design | Men

Men's Sizing Chart | Aqua Design

Aqua Design Sizing Chart

Headwear (Left) and Face Mask Tube (Right) Size Chart

Measurement Guidelines

Shirts: [1] Chest. Measure around largest part of chest with measuring tape around shoulder blades and under arms. [2] Sleeves. Bend elbow and measure from the center back neck, around shoulder, past elbow, to wrist. Note: All long sleeve shirts feature a button tab that allow it to double as a rolled-up short sleeve. [3] Neck. At the narrow-most part of the neck, measure around the circumference.

Pants: [1] Waist. Measure around the waistline with a loose tape. Round to the next size up. Note: All waistbands have elastic in rear of pant that provide a flexible, comfortable fit. [2] Seat. Measured 8" below top of waistband. [3] Inseam (Voyager Pants). Measured from crotch to leg opening. [4] Rise. Measured from crotch to top of rear waistband.

Headwear: [1] Measure circumference across forehead (above brow) above the ears to the back. For all headwear, one size fits all from hat sizes:
6 1/2 (20.5" [or] 52cm) to 7 7/8 (24.625" [or] 63cm)

Select the size range that fits your actual measurements: