The clothes you choose to wear have a direct correlation to your personality.  Translation:  we gravitate to clothing that makes us look and feel good.  Or at least that’s what we should try to do.  The same idea can and should be applied to your home.  If you’ve been on a shopping spree lately snapping up sundresses, sandals and jewelry that put you in a summer frame of mind, why not surround yourself at home with those same notions?  Take a look in your closet and maybe you’ll discover a little bit more about your own beach style.

If you’re a fan of the global-inspired tunics of Calypso St. Barth

And shoes, woven bags and tops by Tory Burch (photo courtesy of Nordstrom)

Ikat shorts courtesy of the Gap

And fringed sandals like these from H&M

Your beach style is Bohemian Beach Bungalow and you will probably like this:

Colorful patterned bedding by Laguna Beach-based Kerry Cassill.  (P.S. Kerry also does clothing.  Be sure to visit her shop Lala when you’re in the OC.)

Moroccan canopied daybed courtesy of Coastal Living

Woven accents such as Ikea’s Alseda stool

Global style bedroom at the Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara

If you gravitate towards more bright pops of color like this pink and orange inspired outfit from JCrew

Or this dazzling necklace by Tara Lynn Evans

And fun coastal stripes like this maxi skirt from Loft….

Your beach style may be Surfer Chic and you will probably like this:

White-based rooms with natural fiber rugs mixed with bright-colored accents like this 60s inspired room courtesy of House Beautiful.

Striped upholstery in ocean blues such as this headboard courtesy of Beach House Style.  Photo courtesy of Sunset Magazine.

Cheery pink Quadra lamp from Weego Home in Santa Monica

Or colorful paper lanterns like these which can be found at Luna Bazaar for use inside the house or outside.

This whimsical “The Coast is Clear” screen print from Jeff Canham

If your look is more classic and consists of stripes and primary colors like this beach tote by LL Bean

Or this one-piece bathing suit from Old Navy

And adorable breezy sundress, also from Old Navy

Your beach style is Coastal Casual and you’ll probably like this:

Clean, modern spaces with lots of white, chrome, natural accessories and just a hint of nautical blue touches.

Blake chair in ivory from Crate and Barrell

John Robshaw vintage indigo stripe pillow

Driftwood mirror from Crate and Barrell.

If you favor super casual stripes, gauzy tops, and lots of white like Lem Lem’s tunics, scarves and dresses

And Anthropologie’s Mexican-inspired top

Or Roxy’s beach blanket cover up . . .

Your beach style is Baja Chic and you’ll probably like this:

Blue striped upholstered beach chair (custom made)

Dash and Albert’s soft and stylish pillows, blankets and rugs

And if you favor tropical prints like the Loft’s cotton palm leaf print skirt

Or these underwater-worldly Trina Turk for Banana Republic shorts

A Hawaiian mini from Mango

Or this retro island print bikini from H&M . . .

Your beach style is Tropical Punch and you’ll definitely like this:

Upholstered chairs and curtains in Fabriano Sea Breeze, woven pendants and chairs and natural fiber rugs feels like resort living in Hawaii.

This shell mirror from One Kings Lane could beach up the bathroom

A Vintage Hawaiian pillow like this one by would be a tropical addition to a couch or bed

How about this orange pineapple pendant lamp by Alfred Shahaeen Designs for Seascape Lamps to spice up the breakfast bar or shed some light and interest in the dining room?

Whatcha wearing today?


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