I wish I could live in cover-ups all summer long. If the weather was good enough, I probably would. When we’re visiting Carolina Beach, I love going from the beach to the shops and restaurants on the boardwalk, and feeling like a dip in the water is possible at any time. Fortunately, we don’t have to leave the beach when we leave North Carolina—we’re lucky enough to live on Lake Superior, and the beach is pretty much the best part of living in Marquette. There’s nothing that says summer like wearing a swimsuit and cover-up all day long. I love it. I’ve rounded up my favorite swimsuit cover-ups below: from long dresses to short dresses, beach pants to kimonos, I’ve got your new favorite summer look below.
cover up: Wander Agio Cover Up: in a TON of colors and patterns, and you seriously can’t beat that price.
swimsuit: J. Crew: I’m obsessed—my favorite suit of the summer!
bag: Corkcicle Eola Bucket Bag: the BEST cooler bag ever . . . keeps things COLD and fits eight cans and two bottles of wine (although we managed to stuff more into it).
sunglasses: Warby Parker prescription sunglasses—not ridiculously overpriced and they give one pair for every pair purchased.
flip flops: Lauren Conrad, on sale for $7 you can’t NOT get these.
Shop Short Swimsuit Cover-Ups
I love the short, swingy dresses that were made to throw on over swimsuits. Casual cool perfection.
Shop Long Swimsuit Cover-Ups
I pretty much lived in these last year when I was pregnant. More coverage but still sexy.
Shop Beach Pants
I’ve LOVED beach pants for years now. They’re so comfy, and can easily be dressed up for a dinner or night out. (These pants are my favorites—I wore them all last summer when I was pregnant and bought them again this year because they’re that good. In regular and petite sizes.)
These are perfect when you want to just throw something on at the beach or the pool for a little coverage when you go to the bathroom or get a drink (or are wrangling your kids).