Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out

We spent two afternoons at Queens’s Rockaway beaches. This is what people were rocking.

Photographer Anna Pollack
July 20, 2018
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out L: SUIT Amalea, GLASSES CVS. SUIT J Crew. SUIT Thrift. SUIT Motel, GLASSES Ferrara, SUIT and GLASSES Ferrara.  

One week toward the end of spring, I spontaneously bought a mustard-y yellow bikini that, at first sight, made my heart sing. Later that same week, I got my nails done and subconsciously opted for a similarly mustard-y yellow. After showing both to a pal over a group chat, she drew a connection, and shared with me the chakra-based significance of the color yellow, as she’d read on a website: “The energy of yellow is vibrant, optimistic, and full of energy. It is the color of youth, new beginnings, birth and re-birth.” Seems like my gut knew what it needed as the summer months approached — brightness, and a renewed sense of self.

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Over two weekends this month, we took FADER street style over to the end of the A train (with an additional hop, skip, and jump over the S shuttle and bus), to the city’s Rockaway beaches. There, we found friends and families beaming bright, rocking textured suits in comfortable cuts, a few instances of metallic silver, short and extra-long trunks, multi-piece coverups, and, coincidentally, several suits in varying shades of yellow.

Swimsuits are more often than not a piece of clothing that bares more of your being than on a typical day. When you’re only a layer away from being completely exposed to the world, maybe that’s when you’re most compelled to wear the colors and cuts that speak the most to you, whether you’re aware of it or not.

Before you head out to the beach this weekend, peep our favorite real-life looks from the Rockaways, and click here to see some more street style from our eyes.

Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out GLASSES Vintage, DRESS Slapback, SHOES Unique Vintage.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SHIRT Marvel, PANTS American Eagle, JEWELRY Andrei Williams.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SHOES Camper, T-SHIRT Chappy, NECKLACE Grubhub daddy.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out TRUNKS Onia, SHOES Nike Tn.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SANDALS Coach, BATHING SUIT Atlantic City boardwalk.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out HAT San Diego Hat Company, SUIT TOP Aerie, PANTS Chico, SHOES Tunisia.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out L: TOP Urban Outfitters, BOTTOM Victoria's Secret, SHOES Vans. R: TOP PacSun, SHORTS vintage CK, SHOES Vans.  
HAT Rebelstones, TOP and BOTTOM Nike, SHOES Crocs.  
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SUIT Shein, SKIRT thrifted.

Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out TOP Forever 21, SKIRT Reformation, FANNY PACK bootleg Louis Vuitton, SUNGLASSES Chanel.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out L: Stussy, SLIDES Nike, R: Asos, HAT Nike.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out GLASSES Blare Specs, SUIT Rio.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out L: SUIT Charlie by MZ. R: SUIT Forever 21, GLASSES Montreal, EARRINGS @DaisyMoralesBella.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUIT Marshalls.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUIT Fashion Nova, HAT Six.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUIT J Crew, TOP vintage from Another Man's Treasure Shop.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out THRIFTED sunglasses, SHEIN bathing suit.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out HAT Rite Aid, GLASSES found on street, TRUNKS H&M.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out DRESS Parosh, HAT New Era, SHIRT Xirena.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out TOP Forever 21, BOTTOMS American Apparel, GLASSES Canal Street.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out L: SUIT YMI, BRACELET Pandora. R: TRUNKS Old Navy.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out GLASSES Oakley.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out R: AMAZON fanny pack, BATHING SUIT and GLASSES Forever 21, WAIST BEADS street vendor in Harlem.  
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Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out L: SUIT Opening Ceremony. R: SUIT Tory Burch, SUNGLASSES YSL.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUIT AND HAT J Crew, SHORTS American Apparel.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUIT Speedo.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUIT Old Navy.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUIT Victoria's Secret, HAT 99 cent store, GLASSES Coach.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUIT Forever 21.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out HAT Noah, SUIT Zara.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out GLASSES AND TOP Asos, BOTTOMS Amazon, HAT Puerto Rico.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUIT Mia Lange.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUIT American Apparel.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out TRUNKS Nike Tech.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUNGLASSES Off-White, JEWELRY Fulton Street Underground Rails.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out TOP Billabong, TRUNKS Franks, JEWELRY Harlem, GLASSES PA.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out TOP Aerie, BOTTOMS Weekdays.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out SUIT Bando, GLASSES Aerie.  
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Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out L: SUIT Asos, SHORTS vintage, GLASSES Prada. R: SUIT Asos, GLASSES street vendor.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out HAT St. Tropez, SUNGLASSES Gucci, TRUNKS Vilebrequin.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out L: FULL LOOK NIKE. C: TRUNKS Oakley, SUNGLASSES Ray Bans. R: TRUNKS Nike, SHOES Target.  
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out
Wear colors to the beach that make you feel good, inside and out