7 Things You Should Never Wear to the Beach

Appropriate beach attire can vary depending on the type of beach you’re heading to, however, there are a few things that are never a good idea. Read through our list to make sure you don’t make any basic beach mistakes.

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Socks and Sandals

I shouldn’t have to tell you this but, no, you should never wear socks and sandals, especially to the beach. Besides being extremely lame, your socks will soon fill up with tiny grains of sand that are sure to drive you crazy. If that isn’t enough to convince you, just think of the tanlines! ‘Nuff said.

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Running Shoes

Running shoes can be worn in most situations (especially if you’re Jerry Seinfeld), but the beach is just not one of them. Running shoes are made for sidewalks and concrete, not seashells and sand. If you feel like running on the beach, go barefoot like a real pro. With running shoes often comes socks, which are another major beach no-no (refer to point #1), so play it safe and just avoid them all together.

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Velvet

If you ever decide to wear velvet to the beach (not that you would), you should be aware that no amount of brushing is ever, and I mean ever, going to get those specks of sand out of the fabric. Just the image of a piece of lush purple velvet being brushed along a pile of wet sand is enough to make your skin crawl! So leave the velvet tracksuits to Paris Hilton, and stick to your jean shorts next time you need some sun, sand, and surf.

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