How To Take A Great Beach Picture (According To A Victoria’s Secret Model)

In case you were wondering why every straight guy you know is staying in tonight, the Victoria’s Secret Swim Special airs at 9/8c on CBS. While watching preternaturally gorgeous models strutting around in bikinis does have us signing up for an extra spin class (and planning our next tropical vacation), we’re mostly mesmerized by their boundless beach-side confidence. We decided to ask Victoria’s Secret model Romee Strijd to share her tips for looking—and feeling—your best in a bikini pic. Here’s what she said.

Find A Flattering Bikini

Victoria's Secret Wrap Halter Bikini Top, $50

"Having a bikini you feel confident is super important. I’m loving The Wrap Halter and The Knockout Bikini from this year’s Victoria’s Secret swim collection. It’s sporty but also really sexy!”

Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, $35

"I also always have moisturizer and rose water spray in my bag to keep my skin hydrated when I'm spending a day in the sun."

How To Take A Beach Photo You'll Love

Courtesy of Victoria's Secret

"Finding the perfect light and knowing your best angle are essential for taking a great photo."

Opt For A Little Self-Tanner

Vita Liberta SPF 50 Self-Tan Oil, $54

"Whenever I go on vacation I always make sure to have sunscreen with a slight color tint so my skin looks bronzed right away."