So you’ve got the plane ticket, booked a hotel, and made all your reservations—now what? It’s time to plan your outfits. Hopefully, you’ve already read up on my overall vacation style goal for spring and summer and have gotten a general idea of the best and worst things to pack, so today I thought I’d switch gears and hone in on the cover-ups you should be wearing over all those trendy swimsuits you just bought. After all, what you wear to the beach deserves as much attention as what you’ll wear to dinner and dancing, right? Right!
The best part is that the cover-ups you’re about to see not only are all available in a range of prices but are incredibly versatile, too—and there’s a good chance you already have at least one in your wardrobe. I'm pretty sure it doesn't get better than that. To see and shop the three cover-ups fashion girls won’t be traveling without this summer, just keep scrolling.
I love the crochet dress because it's such a versatile choice. Firstly, whether you want to go loose or figure-hugging, there's an option for you. Also, many of them can double as a dress beyond the beach if you opt for one that's not see-through, or simply layer something under. Who doesn't enjoy more bang for their buck?
For those looking to channel Aimee Song's look.
I can't take my eyes off this one.
Perfect for wearing over all your black bikinis.
I love the square neckline on this one.
You'll never get sick of this classic version.
Also known as a pareo, the fuss-free fabric cover-ups are actually traditional in many cultures but have also gained much traction within the fashion crowd in recent years. One great thing about them is that if you're on a budget, you can use a scarf you already own to emulate the look. Of course, if you want to buy a new one, we have our favorites, too.
Animal print is not going away anytime soon, making this a worthy option.
Belts make everything better.
Yes to all things tie-dye right now.
Consider this sarong-style skirt a two-in-one buy.
In other words, a short-sleeve button-down, but I know you get the dad reference! Where oversize button-downs had their moment in beachwear, this summer, it's all about this more tailored style.
Wear this top to the beach, and then copy this exact outfit for dinner the same evening.
I love the muted tones of this print.
Some say crystals at the beach are too much. I say they're just enough.
A little cherry detailing never hurt.
This multicolor floral will match with so much.
Another must-have matching moment from Solid & Striped.