Teen Magazine

Bored with your bikini? Sick and tired of your sundress? Fall is nearly upon us, but there's still time to make your seashore style sizzle. Look no further than the the June 1963 issue of 'Teen Magazine.

You'll find that all you need to achieve summer beauty is a smile, some sunshine, and enough hairspray to fill the Atlantic Ocean.

Like the belt, love the print. Don't forget: no summer look is complete without a spooky doppelgänger lurking in the shadows behind you.

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"Wouldn‚Äôt you like to change into a Sea Nymph?‚ÄĚ asks the copy for this ad, before ending on a vaguely ominous note: ‚ÄúSea Nymphs live such exciting lives‚Ķ you‚Äôll never want to change back to your old self again.‚ÄĚ

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Not only can a kicky scarf pull your look together, it also makes it easier to signal passing planes from the remote rock outcropping you're stranded on. It's been a complicated summer.

All three of these swimsuits are adorable, but that triangle top-skirt combo is a particular favorite. Did you know that, through 1970, every other photograph taken on American soil was required by law to double as advertising for Coca-Cola?

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These women showcase three variations on a stylish checked pattern while scanning the horizon for feral Sea Nymphs.

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Remember, the fit of your swimsuit should never be narrower than your hair.

Look at these lovely stripes. There are vertical stripes! Horizontal stripes! Diagonal stripes! To recreate this look, find all of the stripes you can and affix them to your body by any means necessary.

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When strolling along the beach with friends, be sure to hold hands. You never know when a Sea Nymph will burst forth from the surf and try to drag one of you down to the cold, dark deep.

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Hawaii had been a state for less than four years by the time this issue hit newsstands, but as evidenced by these floral print shifts and leis, cultural appropriation was already a national pastime.

A straw hat is a playful solution for sun protection, as well as for playing dead when the Sea Nymphs take to land to hunt for fresh meat.

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Sundresses are a solid look, but sundresses with matching socks are why you will lose the Cold War, Nikita Khrushchev.

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Three-dimensional details on like¬†bows, pleats, and buttons¬†add a whimsical touch to any vacation ensemble, with the added benefit of ‚ÄĒ should you be eaten alive ‚ÄĒ possibly getting stuck in a Sea Nymph's maw and impeding the digestive process.

Previously: Hot prom tips from mid-’90s teen magazines

Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion's Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.