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It’s a little known fact that to look at your best – and by this we mean the two C’s: chic and comfortable – sometimes making next to no effort is the answer. Boyfriend jeans and a cashmere sweater are a winning combination. Actual bedhead hair always gives the right level of insouciance for a weekend rendezvous.  So, treat the beach no differently and forget the perfect bikini body, the coral pedicure and the insanely hard to master surfer girl hair wave. Here are the three things you need (other than a swimsuit, sun and sea):

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1. A shirt – crisp or crumpled a white cotton open over a bikini or a one-piece is a timeless choice.

2. Stripes – tucked into shorts, the bold graphic lines are a cheeky nod to sailors but with the right dose of Audrey Hepburn.

3. Cashmere – for night when the sea breeze blows, a super soft woven sweater will make a great cover-up.

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Chinti and Parker co-founder, Rachael Wood, covering up post-beach in a classic Chinti cashmere sweater.

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