What are some cool cover-up options for the beach?

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.

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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.  

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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!  

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Must Try Look #3: A Hippie Dress

This loose and gauzy printed dress is a must-have for any beach-going girl, and looks perfectly romantic with a topknot and a tan.  

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Must-Try Look #4: A Men’s Button-Up

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.

 

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Must-Try Look #5: Harem Pants

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, these loose and lovely pants are the perfect cover-up for a bikini. Look for solid colors, like black or white, or a printed pair, which can bring life to a basic black suit!