May 26, 2011 08:00 PM

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It’s no secret that newly-engaged Kim Kardashian has a enviable body (and an equally enviable engagement ring!) — and we know she works hard to keep it that way, too! Still, the reality star always finds herself preparing for swimsuit season, so she’s in top form when hitting the beach. While chatting with PEOPLE recently at Macy’s in Miami’s Aventura Mall, Kardashian revealed her bikini body secrets — and luckily, they’re not that hard to follow. Here’s what she had to say:

Flatter your figure. “The most important thing a woman can do is select the right bikini for her figure,” Kardashian says. “I am large on the bottom so I prefer a tie bottom because it is adjustable. I pair it with a halter top and a cute wrap because it covers the area with a sarong.” She also recommends asking a friend for their opinion on your best bikini type. “Then take that advice,” she shares.

Get moving. “Work out for several weeks before you hit the beach,” she advises. “[That] will make you look better and give you more confidence.”

Hydrate.“Drink lots of water,” she shares. “It … helps you look younger and healthier.”

Accessorize.“I wear straw hats, jewelry, beaded and wooden bracelets and big hoop earrings,” she shares. “Accessories dress up any bikini and cover-up.”

Get a glow.“I would also spray tan to start of the summer,” she advises. “I love Sally Hansen water resistant spray because the tan looks real.” After the beach, keep the glow going with some shimmering body lotion. “I would use Scott Barnes Body Bling,” she says.

Tell us: What are your best tips for looking beach-ready? –Linda Marx

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