3 Fun Ways To Make Your Beach Days Better

I wouldn’t exactly consider myself a beach gal, but if it means I’m on vacation…you can find me at the beach. But I do need to find ways to keep myself occupied, oh and also make sure I look good. So I guess it starts with cute swimsuits for summer.

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THE LOOK | bikini top and bottom, one-piece suit, similar denim shorts, boater hat

I know there are some people who are absolutely obsessed with the beach. And then there’s me. I don’t know, I think I’d rather lay by a pool because I don’t particularly enjoy the insane wind and sand everywhere. Since I’m pretty go with the flow, I do go to the beach.  So I need to mentally prepare myself to go and keep myself entertained.

Here are a few ways I make my beach days a bit more fun:

Play a game and be active Spikeball is one of my favorite beach/summer games. Matt and his friends are so to blame for this. I first learned about the game when I went to Matt’s shore house when we first started dating…and quickly learned how much they love it. It’s a fun game that you can play with teams. If you’re not into the games, get on a boogie board or skim board. Or ya know, good ol’ fashion swimming in the ocean always works.

Head to a beach bar If I’m really not feeling the beach, but still want to optimize my time on vacation, I’ll head to a beach bar. There’s something way more fun about having a cocktail at noon when you’re on vacation, right?

Make sure I’m in a cute swimsuit When it comes to swimwear, I typically am boring. But this is where Coco Rave Swim comes in. Coco Rave is a trend conscious bra-sized swimwear collection. I wanted to mention this for my readers who have bigger girls than me;) But if you’re anywhere from an A to a DD, Coco Rave has got you covered with the most stylish suits each season! My favorite part of their swimsuits is the mixing and matching capabilities. I could have paired this top with ruffled bottoms or these high-waisted pink bottoms so easily! Oh, and this is the first time I’ve worn a one piece since I was probably 4 years old. I love the colorblock pattern and how the silhouette is cut!

The options are seriously endless.

From vibrant one piece swimsuits, cute swim dresses, sexy tops, cheeky bottoms, and feminine swim skirts, Coco Rave is the place to shop for cute swimsuits for summer. PS: You can get 20% off your purchase using code Dana20 at checkout! Trust me, you will NOT regret it!

Created in partnership with Coco Rave Swim. Although compensation was provided, all thoughts, opinions, and photographs are my own.

  • I love that one piece! The side cut-outs and straps in the back are so cute!!

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thanks so much, Caitlyn! Xx

  • Love this! plus I need a new swimsuitbthis year

    • Dana Mannarino

      You should DEFINITELY talk to Nicole about that on Saturday! Coco Rave is one of brands under her company!

  • Taylor Mead

    Oh my goodness, thank you for sharing! I’ve been dying to find adorable swimsuits for the summer that aren’t $982 for just the top, hahaha. You look amazing in these! I especially love the one piece!

    xx, Taylor (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

    • Dana Mannarino

      OMG YAY! Glad I could help just at the right time (and have a nice little discount for ya too)! I totally feel ya – I typically stay away from buying swimwear because of the $$$.

  • Ashley Aspinwall

    love the bathing suit girl!

    SideSmile Style

    • Dana Mannarino

      Aww thanks so much, Ashley! Xx

  • This bathing suit is so cute! I LOVE the bright print! The one piece suit is definitely my favorite! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/crane-print/

    • Dana Mannarino

      So bold and so good for summer! Thanks for stopping by, Chloe! Xx

  • I love the one piece – so bright and flattering!


    • Dana Mannarino

      Glad this was my first one piece in 25 years! 😉 Xx

  • I am definitely up for the last one! Wearing a cute bikini is definitely a must at the beach!
    Love your swimsuit by the way <3

    xo from Seattle,


    • Dana Mannarino

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Xx

  • YOU ARE THE CUTEST!!! I’m totally obsessed with one pieces as of late, so I’m loving this one.

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

    • Dana Mannarino

      Omg stopppp, thank you! Xx And yes! I am too!

  • Shannon H

    You are adorable!!!! I love the bright colors, totally perfect for summer and both styles look great on you!!

    Shannon | http://www.prepavenue.com

    • Dana Mannarino

      Aww, thank you so much, Shannon! I’m digging the bright colors of this pattern (clearly)!

  • Amanda Nicole Hughes

    Oh my gosh! I love that one piece suit! SOOOO CUTE!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

  • Jessica Jacobowitz Weinberg

    You look so adorable in that bathing suit! I love that it changes from a one piece to a two piece!
    xo Jessica

  • I love the cut of that one piece suit! I’m on the hunt for a new one this year and will have to check out Coco Rave!

  • Jenn

    Love those swim suits! I always like to wear a fun suit!

  • these colors are a dream! you look amazing babe!

  • Loving the suit with the bigger bottoms. It’s so retro.

  • I’m loving both of these suits, especially that one piece! I’ll have to check out this brand!

  • Ashley Garza

    You are so cute!! I love both of these suits, but the one piece is probably my fave!

  • Amy Ortiz

    Love this swimsuit!! You look amazing in it too!!

  • i love all of these bright colors!!

  • Anna English

    This reminds me, I need a beach trip ASAP!


    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan

  • Jenna

    Cute suit, hun! Thanks for sharing!

  • Steph Wolfred

    Beach bars are definitely my favorite. There’s nothing like sitting on the beach, enjoying music, and sipping your favorite drink.

    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

  • Such a cute suit on you!

  • These are seriously the cutest swimsuits! I love the bright colors on you! I love your tips too. I’ve never been to a beach bar but I hope to go someday soon!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  • The print and colors are so cute! LOVE!



  • Love this swimsuit!!! So cute

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thanks, Mariam! Xx

  • Annie Marie

    Both of these suits are adorable! I love the bright colors 🙂

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thanks so much, Annie! I think bright swimwear is the best!


    i live next to the beach and have a hard time hanging all day like my friends. Feeling cute in a flattering suit or a new magazine is what keeps me happy for a few hours.

    • Dana Mannarino

      I’m right there with ya, girlfriend!

  • Angelle Marix

    Love both of those swimsuits. you are so beautiful!!


    • Dana Mannarino

      OMG, blushing! Thank you so much, Angelle! Xx

  • Adaleta Avdic

    The print on that swimsuit is so cute! I adore both of them.

    • Dana Mannarino

      Aww, glad you love them! Thanks for stopping by!

  • You look so cute in that one piece! Love the teal!

    Xo, Nina

    Law of Fashion Blog

    • Dana Mannarino

      Aww, thank you, Nina! I think the teal helps me look a bit more tan;)

  • Adriana

    The pattern and colors of that suit – SO cute!! I love this on you!

    • Dana Mannarino

      So fun, right? It was a no-brainer to choose a fun pattern!

  • What a gorgeous swimwear! You make me so excited for beach days!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

    • Dana Mannarino

      Right?! I definitely was excited to be at the beach in some cute swimwear!

  • Madeline Mihaly

    those suits are adorable! thank goodness for bra sized swim tops, the small/medium thing just isn’t working for me haha.

    xo, Maddy

    • Dana Mannarino

      Haha, I hear that about a lot of people! I actually have a really small chest, so I never thought bra sizes would work for me….but I love them now!

  • This swimwear is gorgeous on you! I love the color and the pattern 🙂

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you, Jessica! Xx

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