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A Brand New Take On Summer Beach Dressing

In Vogue’s June/July issue, Hailey Bieber delivers a new take on beach dressing. Think sand-friendly classics like caftans, espadrilles, and straw hats, and then think again! For Bieber’s day at the beach, it’s all about a laid-back luxury rooted in Southern California, but with hints of somewhere more far-flung. We’re sensing a bit of the Caribbean, the Aeolian Islands, and even some earlier era, like, the 1990s?

Sure, she’ll wear a preppy gingham bikini, but she’ll pair it with a bohemian beaded skirt. And in lieu of a linen cover-up, Bieber reaches for a graphic checkerboard tee that bursts with color. With no-makeup makeup and wavy hair, Bieber isn’t so much dressed for the beach as she is equipped to simply have it all this summer. She accessorizes with chunky knitted hats, Tombolos, summer camp-like jewelry filled with puka and cowry shells. It all serves as a reminder that, this summer, the world is our oyster.

Hat by Missoni; Serendipitous Project necklace. Bieber also wears a Dos Swim bikini top ($79; and Gucci vest ($1,700; by Hugo Comte, Vogue, June/July 2021

Video: Gabriella-Karefa Johnson

Pile On the Print

With reemergence on the horizon, the world no longer needs to be muted. Instead, piling on the print and pairing bold, graphic pieces together is encouraged. Much like the retro Dos Swim bikini top and Gucci vest seen here on Bieber. On her head, she wears a hat by Missoni; around her neck, a Serendipitous Project necklace.

Dos Swim Paloma top



Dos Swim Luz bottoms



Missoni mixed-pattern bucket hat



Serendipitous Project Matisse necklace


An Eckhaus Latta polo ($275; Moschino Couture skirt ($820; Bracelets by Tiffany & Co. and Carolina Bucci.Photographed by Hugo Comte, Vogue, June/July 2021

Mood-Boosting Monochrome

This summer, opt for monochrome dressing in a jolt of joy-inducing color. Bieber’s Eckhaus Latta shrunken polo plays nicely with a leopard-print-accented Moschino Couture skirt.

Eckhaus Latta black-and-gold shrunk polo


Dries Van Noten silk organza midiskirt



Carolina Bucci Forte Beads rainbow sun yellow-gold bracelet kit



Tiffany HardWear wrap bracelet


Blumarine skirt ( Peony bikini top ($100; Grainne Morton earring. SVNR beaded necklace.Photographed by Hugo Comte, Vogue, June/July 2021

Video: Gabriella-Karefa Johnson

Hiked Up Hemlines

The carefree attitude of summer means hiked-up hemlines are having their moment in the sun. For Bieber, life’s a beach in a beaded Blumarine skirt and a gingham-checked Peony bikini top. She finishes it all off with a shell and stone embellished necklace and oversized button-up camp shirt.

Peony Holiday balconette bikini top



Peony Holiday gingham bikini bottoms



Blumarine powder pink asymmetrical viscose dress



SVNR Amalfi necklace


Chanel top and skirt. Elder Statesman sweater. Necklaces by Haute Victoire and Gimaguas.Photographed by Hugo Comte, Vogue, June/July 2021

Do Be a Square

The verdict is out—we can't get enough of checkerboard patterns in every which way. Bieber considers them on a black-and-white sequined mini-skirt and on a sweater by The Elder Statesmen.

The Elder Statesman waffle knit check cardigan



Haute Victoire 18K gold and lapis lazuli necklace



Gimaguas coconut necklace



Givenchy minidress ($2,290; Tie-dyed sweater by The Elder Statesman ($1,055; Grainne Morton bracelet, worn as necklace. Gimaguas shell necklace.Photographed by Hugo Comte, Vogue, June/July 2021; Video: Gabriella-Karefa Johnson

The New Neutral

With her pup Oscar, Bieber exudes laid-back chic in a bright pink Givenchy minidress with a purple tie-dyed sweater by The Elder Statesman around her waist. Tie-dye anchors Bieber’s colorful outfit—the playful pattern has become a new neutral embraced by even the most minimalist of dresses.

Givenchy 4G wool-blend guipure-lace mini shift dress



The Elder Statesman tie-dye jumper



Gimaguas green Maxi pukas necklace



Grainne Morton gold-plated multi-stone rainbow mini charm bracelet


Emily Levine hat. Versace top ($695; Dolce & Gabbana skirt ($1,995; by Hugo Comte, Vogue, June/July 2021

Playing Checkers

Geometric patterns like checkers (seen here on Bieber’s slinky Versace knit) and pinwheels (on this delightful Emily Levine hat) get revived for 2021 in knit and crocheted iterations. In saturated colors, these pieces are meant to be mixed and matched.

Versace checkered mock-neck knitted top



Emily Levine Lollipop swirl hat



Gold Bug multi-charm earrings



Hair, Edward Lampley
Makeup, Grace Ahn