3 fab swimsuit cover-ups that you can wear outside of the pool, too
A swimsuit cover up will take you to and from the pool in style. But, how about investing in a cover-up that won’t just live in your beach bag — and can serve a double purpose? Whether it be an oversized, button-up pajama shirt that’s never been worn outside or a sarong-inspired skirt with pleats, we’ve got ideas for increasing the versatility of some of your summer style staples.
Here’s four ways that you can make your cover-up play double duty.
Wear a maxi dress: Loose-fitting cotton maxis are easy to slip over a swimsuit and the extra fabric and length will keep you warm if the wind picks up on the beach. We’re loving the versatility of pullover maxi dresses — like this Michael Stars ‘Hampton Stirpes’ dress from Bloomingdale’s — that will take you from the cabana to the clubhouse. Team them with a swimsuit for an effortless cover-up and then dress them up with . Then, for a relaxed daytime look, pair it with some strappy sandals and a long chain necklace. Look for a maxi without any fuss — no inside lining, zippers or ribbing.
Wear a pajama shirt: The loose-fitting pajama shirt in your nightstand drawer? Go ahead, take it out to the beach. It doesn’t mind getting out every now and then. Soft pajama shirts especially feel good on sun-kissed skin. Wear them buttoned or unbuttoned. In the market for a new one? This pajama shirt from Zappos is particularly summery and hits just above the knee. Victoria’s Secret is another good place to scout out good pajama tops, like the cotton mayfair pajama in polka dots or a soft “happy pink.”
Wear a sarong-inspired skirt: A tiered skirt with a waistband make sarong-style skirts easy to slip on over a swimming suit for a walk along the beach or a drive home from the pool. But, you can also wear sarong-inspired, pleated skirts with sleeveless blouses or T-shirts. The Worthington Sarong-Style pencil skirt comes in a yellow-and-gray mod design that we love, as well as a solid black and a striped skirt in punchy summer colors. It’s on clearance for just $9.99 at JC Penney.
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