What to Wear for an Afternoon Fashion Show on the Beach

On Saturday, August 6th, the League to Save Lake Tahoe and Saks Fifth Avenue will present their annual luncheon and fashion show featuring Peter Copping‘s Oscar de la Renta Resort 2017 Collection. The event marks Copping’s second and final Lake Tahoe show for Oscar de la Renta. As you may recall, Oscar de la Renta handpicked Copping as his successor before his death in October 2014.

Don’t miss the historic fashion event — details on my calendar! Besides sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, I recommend laid-back yet high-style attire for guests this year. 2016 summer trends — rompers, jumpsuits, espadrilles, wedges and short dresses in cotton and lace — are all just right for the sunny and sandy scene. I consulted with Saks Fifth Avenue and Moda Operandi, and found some high-style options that are available right now, both in-store and online.

What to Wear for an Afternoon Fashion Show on the Beach, Summer 2016:

  1. Adriana Embellished Satin Lace-Up Espadrille Flats by Oscar de la Renta at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com
  2. Suede & Leather Espadrille Wedge Sandals by Chloe at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com
  3. Fitted Cross Body Romper by 3×1 at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com
  4. Side Tie Ruffle Skirt Dress by Jonathan Simkhai from Moda Operandi
  5. Straw Panama Hat by Rag and Bone at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com
  6. Floral Beaded Dress by Carolina Herrera from Moda Operandi
  7. Sleeveless Floral Print Dress by Oscar de la Rentaat Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com
  8. Tula Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Dress by Alice & Olivia at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com
  9. Striped Linen Simone De Beauvoir Dress by Johanna Ortiz, from Moda Operandi
  10. Rockstud Hand-Painted Leather Clutch by Valentino at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com
  11. Maylina Lace Jumpsuit by Alexis from Moda Operandi
  12. Delfine Lace Short Jumpsuit by Alexis at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com
  13. Obsession Print Crepe Dress by Alexander McQueen at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com

Saks Fifth Avenue and the League to Save Lake Tahoe fashion show, now in its 46th year, dates back to 1969 when designer Bill Blass began showing his collection to a few loyal clients and friends at Lake Tahoe. Since then, it has evolved into a widely anticipated fashion event and fundraiser for the League to Save Lake Tahoe.

Favorite looks from past Oscar de la Renta fashion shows on the beach:

Event photos by Drew Altizer Photography

— More Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of the League to Save Lake Tahoe and Saks Fifth Avenue annual fashion show: