There’s no need to shop for cover-ups in the swim department when there are so many beach-friendly options in less expected places. This summer, try these cool and stylish combinations.
Must-Try Look #1: A T-Shirt Dress
You may be tempted to wear your boyfriend’s favorite Harley-Davidson tee, but there are so many cute t-shirt dress options that, when paired with some cute sandals and a straw hat, can take you stylishly from the crashing waves to drinks in the bar.
Must-Try Look #2: A Tank & Baggy Shorts
A staple you may already be rocking this season—the baggy short—transitions easily into the perfect bikini cover-up. Any tomboy style will do—a rolled-up army short, 501 cutoffs, and elastic waist lounge shorts. Just add an easy, loose tank, and you are good to go!
Must Try Look #3: A Hippie Dress
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Must-Try Look #4: A Men’s Button-Up
A soft, worn-in button up (we love white!) is a classic way to bring your inner preppy side (hello, Jenna Lyons) to the beach. A pair of Birkenstocks and a straw beach bag will give you a clean, classic, and timeless look.
Must-Try Look #5: Harem Pants
Zara Asymmetrical Long Dress ($50)
T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-Shirt Dress ($105)
Fred Perry Striped T-Shirt Dress ($114)
J.Crew Broken-In Boyfriend Chino Shorts ($55)
Zara Long Tank Top ($20)
Zara Loose Shorts with Elastic Waist ($60)
Madewell Campground Shorts ($75)
Madewell Siesta Cover-Up in Teardrop Paisley ($75)
Madewell Paddleboard Cover-Up in Moroccan Mix ($118)
Birkenstock Arizona Floral-Print Canvas Slides ($245)
J.Crew Bamboula LTD. Beach Bag ($78)
Forever 21 Soft Woven Harem Pants ($16)
ASOS Peg Pants in Oxblood Oriental Print ($42)