|Necklace: Dorothy Perkins|
I do love to wear shorts for trips to the beach because I find them so much more versatile for all of your general beach-related tasks. Paddling in the sea, climbing sand-dunes, playing frisbee and building castles are all much better done with your full concentration, rather than having to stop every few minutes to do battle with your hemline.
As well as boasting this lovely bright floral print, these Mink Pink shorts were perfect for keeping cool in the sun due to their light crepe fabric and lovely wide pleated shape.I also rather liked how well their floral print matched this huge necklace. I bought this years ago but it very rarely gets to see the light of day as it's so heavy that wearing it makes quite a workout for your neck. I powered through and managed to keep it on for the day, though, despite ditching the long sleeves for a lighter vest top when the rays were beating down.
I teamed them with a pair of gladiator style sandals which are quite old now and relegated to camping and beach wear. They're still going strong. I also made sure not to forget my sunglasses, which is what usually happens when I go anywhere sunny. I usually end up having to come home with another pair as I've forgotten to pack any.
What do you wear to the seaside?