When summer sun arrives and brings with it long days of lounging by the beach (or pool), you may feel like the main item on the list is the perfect suit. But if you want to take your water-side look out on the town, you may be missing the one item that will let you do both – the cover-up!
Like any other piece of clothing in your wardrobe, cover-ups range from basic and casual to high end and fabulous. It is all about picking the style that works for you. Here are a few fabulous choices for beach (or pool) side wear.
First off, you can start simple, with a sarong Sarongs come in every imaginable array of colour and print, and are a fantastic choice for a cover-up since they are totally customizable. You can wear them as a short or long skirt, as a strapless dress or a halter dress all depending on how you tie it. The ultimate remix-able piece that lets you change up your look and keep your beach style fresh.
If a sarong isn’t your style, you can always style up a tunic as your cover-up of choice. There is a wide array of styles to choose from with tunics too – from bohemian to classic, sheer and sexy to cotton button-ups to brights and prints – your options really are endless. Most tunics are a little short to take from beach to beyond (unless your post-beach destination is uber-casual), but throw on a pair of denim shorts or a cute mini and you’re set! Delacruz shows some serious beach style with her chicly styled tunic.
Playsuits & Rompers
An increasingly popular and seriously convenient cover-up choice is the playsuit or romper . A one piece cover-up and outfit in one, a short romper in terry-cloth could take you from beach to ice cream in one easy go, while a long playsuit in a more luxe fabric could totally take you from beachside to a night on the town. Comfortable and easy to dress up and down, these one piece instant ensembles are a fabulous choice for a cover-up this summer.
Caftans are another fabulous option for something to pull on post-pool in order to look chic and stay cool. Caftans are traditionally made of sheer floaty fabrics that move with fluttering ease over the body, keeping you cool while still making a definite style statement. Check out Chictopians Corksandcaftans & StylePantry to see how you can style up a caftan this summer.
Last but not least is the classic choice for a cover-up, a dress can be the perfect choice for a quick and easy piece to pull on over your swimsuit and take your pool-side style up a notch. From casual sundresses to floaty white bohemian to silky fabulous maxi, there are fabrics, colours, prints and styles galore, to give you a fabulously large selection of potential cover-ups to choose from! Not to mention that nothing could be easier than throwing a dress on over your swimsuit to take your look from day-at-the-beach to night-on-the-town. Take a note from fellow Chictopians AngieKje or AmandaBrohman for some beach dress style inspiration.
Now that you know a few styles of chic cover-ups for your beach or poolside wardrobe, you may be wondering where to find one of these fabulous options to add to your closet.
What is your go to cover-up come summer time? Share your favourites in the comments. We want to know!