All it takes is a handful of the right accessories to look sexy in the sand. Some sunglasses here, a beach hat there and a cute but handy tote to store it all--you'll be set for beach bathing! Since beachwear's only fit for a few weeks, save your pennies and take heed to these tips from DIY's Amber Milt to find great alternatives to Dior sunglasses and sandals from Barney's.

Watch the video above for Amber Milt's secrets to hot and affordable beach accessories.