28 Beach Outfit Ideas to Steal from Celebs on Vacation

The sarong envy is real.

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"Celebrities on vacation" season is fully underway, so naturally we're looking to them for cues on how to style our flip-flops and sunhat staples. Ahead, 28 celebrities keeping their style game strong even on their off-hours—poolside, beachside, and deckside—to serve as your ultimate packing inspiration.

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1 Shay Mitchell

#highwaistedandfannypacks

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Sure, it's unpractical to wear a Chanel fanny pack to the beach, but it does make for a pretty photo op that's worthy of its own hashtag, no? #highwaistedandfannypacks

GET THE LOOK: 

Chanel Mini Waist Pouch, $1,418

BUY IT: tradesy.com.

Vintage Cat Eye Sunglasses, $138

BUY IT: vintageopticalshop.com.

BDG Essential Mid-Rise Denim Short, $49

BUY IT: urbanoutfitters.com.

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2 Olivia Palermo

💯 % Winded 😌😋🤗😎🌊🌪☀️💦⛱📸 @carlossouza1311

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Nautical stripes and ikat prints are beachy classics that are especially at home on Mediterranean vacations. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Saint James for J.Crew Slouchy Tee Shirt, $90

BUY IT: jcrew.com.

Lucy Love Blue Ikat Print Shorts, $46

BUY IT: lulus.com.

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3 Reese Witherspoon

Setting sail with @draperjames ⚓️ #CaptainReese 😉 #GirlsTrip2016 #SummerAdventures

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Tassels FTW. Her cover up from Draper James is already sold out, but we found a similar style below. 

GET THE LOOK: 

kate spade new york Striped Caftan Cover Up, $175

BUY IT: neimanmarcus.com.

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5 Kendall Jenner
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The Kendall Jenner guide to looking chic at the beach includes sections on breezy linen rompers, lace-up espadrilles, and a classic red lip. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Tailored Linen Romper, $138

BUY IT: jcrew.com.

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6 Rachel McCord
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Bookmark this one for the Fourth of July weekend: high-waisted cutoffs, a lace-up bikini, plus a cotton scarf tied around the neck. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Wolf and Whistle Textured Lace-Up Bikini Top, $45

BUY IT: asos.com.

Carleen Lucky Bandanna, $15

BUY IT: carleen.com.

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7 Hailey Baldwin
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The beach is one of the few places where you can actually get away with wearing a sheer dress in public, so you may as well take advantage with a filmy coverup. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Sequin Cover Up Caftan, $68

BUY IT: forever21.com.

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8 Mischa Barton
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The rare moment where a lace maxi dress doesn't look like a bridal get-up. The black Western hat is what ties everything together. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Helen Kaminksi Western Fedora Wool Felt Hat, $180

BUY IT: lordandtaylor.com.

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9 Jaime King
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The best way to make a vintage suit look modern: chrome sandals and giant bug-eye shades (shop a similar style here).

GET THE LOOK: 

Sleeveless Cherries Swimsuit, $170

BUY IT: coverswim.com.

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10 Doutzen Kroes
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A low-key way to dress for the beach when you're not having caftans and sarongs? High-waisted "DGAF about summer bod" pants and a cropped top. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Milly Gathered Linen Blend Twill Pants, $335

BUY IT: shop.nordstrom.com.

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11 Katy Perry
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Do as Katy Perry does when you're at the beach but also don't mind being a bit extra: A giant sunhat (looking at you, Eugenia Kim), a mini-dress (give or take on the waterproof bit), and some retro cat-eye shades. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Start Me Up Sunhat, $115

BUY IT: hatattack.com.

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12 Chrissy Teigen
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Okay, so she's not exactly at the beach, but let's be honest: who wouldn't want to be wearing this head-to-toe look on vacation (give or take on the heels)? 

GET THE LOOK: 

Chiffon Choker Duster Jacket, $32

BUY IT: misguidedus.com.

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13 Kendall Jenner
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Sneakers may not be the most practical option for the beach, but if you're not actually planning to test the waters, pull a Kendall Jenner and pair them with a barely-there spaghetti strap top (for the tanning benefits) and a high-waisted pair of jeans. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Silk Misa Top, $180

BUY IT: areyouami.com.

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14 Olivia Culpo
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If you're an eternal goth even on vacation, keep it from looking like "Morticia on the shore" with a pair of high-waisted shorts and a cropped bomber jacket.

GET THE LOOK: 

Tall Rip Longline Mom Shorts, $60

BUY IT: topshop.com.

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15 Kendall Jenner

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A color-coordinated suit (bonus points if it's a retro high-waisted style) plus a lace-up sunhat = how to do the French Riviera the right way. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Lisa Marie Fernandez Two Piece Colby Ruffled Swimsuit, $420

BUY IT: orchardmile.com.

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16 Elle Fanning

Ring! ⚡️ Ring! Bonjour Day 3! ☎️☎️☎️

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We would swap out those mules for the sandals, but this printed caftan dress and matching '70s-style shades can definitely stay. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Lei'd in Hawaii Printed Caftan, $128

BUY IT: freepeople.com.

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17 Kate Bosworth

Found your tiger print in the jungle @harleyvnewton ... 🐯🌴✨😘

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Elegant sundress, slides, plus a bucket bag to match? Check, check, check. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Open Back with Cami Strap Ties Dress, $55

BUY IT: stories.com.

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18 Rowan Blanchard

#jazzhands?

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A classic walking on the beach after sundown look: a cheeky sweatshirt and jean cutoffs. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Don't Touch Pink Sweater

BUY IT: itsmeandyou.com.

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19 Beyoncé

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The ideal traffic-stopping outfit to wear in the tropics: a printed sarong, shades to match, and neon accessories. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Lenny Niemayer Printed Sarong, $325

BUY IT: modaoperandi.com.

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20 Miranda Kerr

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Because who says you can't wear joggers to the beach when they're this sheer and lacy? 

GET THE LOOK: 

Brinkley Beach Pant, $128

BUY IT: lillypulitzer.com.

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21 Taylor Swift

Vintage one-pieces have been all the rage recently, and if you're trying to complete the look, a giant pair of cat eyes and a red lip couldn't hurt. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Beach Blanket Bingo One Piece Swimsuit, $90

BUY IT: modcloth.com.

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22 Rihanna

all @jacquieaiche errthang

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Here, Rih makes a case for decking yourself out in jewelry (rust be damned!) and a colorful head-scarf while chilling poolside. If your body chain to bikini ratio is 2:1, you've got the right idea. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Circle Body Chain, $7

BUY IT: forever21.com.

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23 Diane Kruger

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A long flowy duster is all the better for shimmying in on some tropical vacation. The trilby hat and cat-eyes are just the icing. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Rose Print Duster Kimono, $50

BUY IT: solesociety.com.

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24 Beyoncé

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In which Beyoncé makes us all lust over a marigold beach wrap and a Coachella-worthy flower crown. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Bright Yellow Pashmina Scarf, $13

BUY IT: etsy.com.

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25 Karlie Kloss

Around the world in 24 hours up on #Klossy 🌏✈️! .....pro travel tip: book your layovers thru Hawaii 😎🌴

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When you want a sportier look, take a page from Karlie Kloss' style book and opt for a chic rash guard and some athletic slides to match. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Monte Carlo Surf Suit, $220

BUY IT: duskii.com.

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26 Gigi Hadid

sissies ! thank you @mariellemama for our first nephew ! yaaaaay, happy shower

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The best way to wear pants at the beach is if they're light and cotton so you're not schvitzing in the sun. Gigi's look especially flattering since they're high waisted and paired with a bikini that doubles as a crop top. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Sady & Lu Striped Linen Beach Pants, $78

BUY IT: southmoonunder.com.

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27 Rihanna

#Heauxm

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In her signature dressed-up/dressed-down style, Rihanna keeps this monochrome look from being boring by adding polarized lenses, giant earrings, and an oversized denim button-up shirt. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Long Denim Jacket, $70

BUY IT: zara.com.

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28 Karlie Kloss

la (Italian) chiquita banana?💃🏼🇮🇹🍒🍌🍓🍋

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The best way to style your look when you're in the Mediterranean? With a colorful printed midi skirt worn over a bathing suit and a strappy pair of espadrilles. 

GET THE LOOK: 

Dolce & Gabbana Majolica Print Skirt, $1,498

BUY IT: farfetch.com.

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