Official Beach Fashion Dress-Code ...

Who says you have to bask under the sun on a yacht in Belize to look like an heiress? Whether you're sailing in the Carribean **or sunbathing at the shore in **Rhode Island, be the ultimate beach bum of the year in style.

So scope out my beachy trends checklist for 2008. Don't let this summer pass you by without it!

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Wear this cute number over your swimsuit as you window-shop on the boardwalk. Its fun shade of bright green **with **gold parrots **printed on it makes this cover-up the perfect dressier beach wear. Tone it down with casual **flip flops **(or 'thongs' as we call them here in Australia), or take it up a knotch with a sexy pair of **gold sandals.

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