Hip, green beachwear

Photo: Ecoganik

The sun is out, the breeze is soft, the surf is up -- who can resist the water? Whether at the beach or at the pool, being stylish and sun-savvy is easier than ever with fantastic eco-beachwear, the perfect complement to your SPF lotion.

For the ladies
A simple cotton dress is the perfect mix of sweet and sexy for those cool afternoons and beach volleyball breaks. Ecoganik's stripped hoodie mini dress is made from a lightweight blend of 50 percent organic cotton and 50 percent recycled polyester. For an added twist, there are side pockets and a drop waist with a drawstring, making this piece all the more versatile.

Flattering on every figure, a wrap dress is a great choice for a quick cover-up. Made from bamboo and cotton, Sameunderneath's contraire wrap has an extra shot of style thanks to the unique, chain-style purple print. Heading out to dinner? You won't even have to change outfits -- just slip on a pair of simple heels and you are ready to nosh.

For the svelte among us, a simple sweatshirt will work just fine while lounging. A blend of 80 percent organic cotton, 15 percent spandex, and five percent Lycra takes the Stewart + Brown Lengthened Wrap Hoodie beyond comfortable to serene. With sleeves long enough for everyone, funky stitching and hemp linen binding, you'll find yourself sporting this piece for many seasons to come.

Let's not forget those of us who can get chilly with the slightest breeze. Prairie Underground's Hoodie, made from 100 percent organic cotton fleece, is all the warmth you will need, whether you're right out of the water or cuddling around the campfire. This piece can be worn as a jacket or even a dress, perfect with a pair of leggings and flats. Wooded beads, a fitted waist, large hood and pocket details ensures that you are relaxed and ready for fun at the same time.

For the guys

The classic California beach party from the 1950s has had its fair share of coverage in Hollywood movies. Of all things, no one could accuse those kids of looking unfashionable. Perfect for dressing up or down, Indigenous Designs' Havana Shirt (available from btcelements.com) is still stylish in its simplicity. Made from 100 percent organic cotton in a fair-trade Guatemalan co-op, this top looks good with either your board shorts or a pair of khakis, helping to keep your beach bag light.

Fast forward 50 years, and you won't meet a surfer that doesn't own a zip-up hoodie. Cool, cozy and durable, this is the perfect cover-up for modern men. No Enemy's Ebb and Flow Hoody (available at btcelements.com) features the beauty of beach waves in its graphics on the front and back. Dedicated to sustainability, No Enemy's items are made in California from 100 percent organic cotton with eco-friendly, water based inks.

Victoria Everman is a freelance writer, model, on-camera personality and founder of the San Francisco Craft Mafia.