Posted by Ashling Moss
Cover-ups keep you comfortable and stylish on the beach. If you do not want to bare all in swimwear, throw on a simple piece for a walk on the beach, dining al fresco or party/BBQ. You can invest in items created specifically as a cover-up, or find pieces in your closet that serve double duty on the beach.
As the sun goes down and it starts to get chilly, cover-up with a light oversized or cropped knit sweater or chambray shirt. The knit sweater will keep you warm and cozy with effortless style. The chambray shirt looks easy breezy worn open or for a bit more drama tie-up the ends.
For situations where you might need a bit more coverage: dining al fresco/outdoor pool party/beach BBQ, cover-up with a simple slip dress or tunic. These lightweight pieces are easy to slip-on over your swimsuit, and if the material happens to get wet, it will dry quickly. Spice it up a bit with some unexpected accessories that wouldn’t normally be worn in such a casual style: statement necklace, bold and vibrant earrings or stacked multi-textured bracelets.
Wraps are the most versatile way to cover-up your swimsuit. Usually made of a lightweight fabric, wraps come in solid colors and a variety of bright prints. Scour your closet for your favorite lightweight scarf. These are great alternatives for wraps and available in a wider variety of prints, patterns and colors. Simply wrap the scarf around your waist for a skirt cover-up or transform into a strapless tube dress by wrapping it like a towel. Safety pin to secure.
Repurpose these pieces found in your closet for a great day at the beach:
Brandy Melville ~ Kayla Sweater: $60.00
Calypso St. Barth ~ Castaway Cotton Tunic: $99.00 (sale)
T by Alexander Wang ~ Matte Jersey Crossback Maxi: $156.00
Gap ~ 1968 Chambray Tunic: $54.95
Juicy Couture ~ Chevron Striped Scarf: $23.40 (sale)
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Posted by Ashling Moss
A perfect foundation to any outfit, the denim shirt is a timeless attribute to have in your collection.
Just like a trusty pair of jeans, the shirt is available in many washes and styles: dark wash, light wash, deconstructed, western style, classic style.
The denim shirt provides the perfect juxtaposition to this season’s floral dresses and skirts. It can be worn as a jacket/cover-up over these items or tucked-in for a more classic look. A great way to “casual-ize” an outfit is to pair this shirt with your favorite leather shorts or pants for a great daytime look. Or dress it up by adding a blazer or tuxedo jacket. Lastly, throw on over your bikini – for an easy summer cover-up.
The versatile denim shirt is a classic. An item that will never go out-of-style. Find one that suits your style.
Madewell ~ Wayward Jean Shirt: $88.00
Boy. by Band of Outsiders ~ Cotton-Chambray Shirt: $305.00
J.Crew ~ Denim Western Shirt: $118.00
Mango ~ Long Sleeves Denim Shirt: $54.99
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