With the perfect swimsuit, there’s still one step left before heading to the beach: finding the right cover-ups.
Between walking to your car and dining before and after the beach, we need something to cover up with, but finding the right one could be a challenge: Besides going well with the style of your bikinis, it should also be loose and easy to put on, is not too precious for the sands or water, but suitable for the beach bar or cafe. How will we ever decide on the right piece? Here’s how to go at it!
1. Pair with loose top
A top goes well with both one-piece swimsuits and bikinis. It’s not too much cover, and versatile in style.
Good for: no extra spending (you probably own a piece like this!), versatile styles, still shows off your swimsuit
Dig up a gauzy cotton shirt from your closet and you’ll never worry about cover-ups again! A button-up with collars will make you extra sophisticated: Leave it open or button up a few, tie up at the waists… you can customize the look.
Good for the gym and for layering, your stylish cut-out top has a place at the beach as well. Pair a solid color with a patterned swimsuit or vice versa.
The elegant kaftan gets young and chic in a short top version!
2. Loose bottom
Cover up your hips if you’ll be heading to the cafe or if you’d rather show off other parts of your body.
Good for: sitting in public spaces, sun protection, shifting temperature
3. Large scarf or sarong
Good for: flexible coverage, doubles as bag or scarf, easy styling
Rompers might not be the easiest to pull on or off, but since you’re planning to lie around doing nothing anyway, what’s a better time to wear this cute and stylish one-piece?
Good for: fashion and style on and off the beach
5. Kaftan or cardigan
Another versatile piece that’s easy to style is the long kaftan. You can easily throw it on to cover your skin from the sun, but it’s light and flowy enough to maintain a beach feel. With a cardigan or a poncho-style cape, you don’t need to worry about hiding your swimsuit either.
Good for: shade from the sun, effortless tropical look
If you want to substantially cover up and transform into a different look, take a lightweight, flowy dress. It will still make you feel feminine and summer-beachy.
Good for: getting off the beach, easily create a look different from the swimwear
Get your summer beach outfit ready!