Got you covered! These 5 cover-ups are perfect for pool days
If you’ve got pool days and beach escapes in your summer plans, you’ll need the perfect cover-up. And, by cover-up, we’re not plotting excuses to help you play hookie from work. (Though, *cough, cough*, got any unused sick days?) We’re talking breezy caftans, soft maxi dresses and loose tunics that are easy to slip on over a bathing suit and complement the carefree vibe of summer.
Trending for the 2015 swim season are simple pieces with pretty details. (Think: embroidery, tassels and fringe).
Here are 5 swim accessories that will totally keep you covered at the pool, lake or beach this summer.
Got the blues?
We’re loving ocean-inspired blues for the summer swim season. This traditional navy striped caftan gets embellished with a turquoise tassel trim that just screams summer. Lightweight and boxy, it’s easy to throw on over your suit while you dive into a good book. Tassel-Trim Caftan, $59.50, victoriassecret.com
On the fringe:
The crop top trend is still going strong. The perfect place to give it a test run if you’ve been a bit shy? The beach. A bateau neckline, delicate embroidered detailing and bohemian fringe are a hat trick of pretty design details. Toss this on over your bikini top, tankini or one-piece. Embroidered Fringe Top, on sale $58.50, victoriassecret.com
Crochet has made a mighty comeback this season. We love the coverage that this crochet cover-up lends, but that it also lets your bathing suit style peek through. This three-fourths sleeve crochet tunic comes in pretty summer colors like mint and pink. Port Cruz ¾-sleeve Crochet Tunic, on sale for $26.60, jcpenney.com
Pull in some pattern play with a cover-up if most of your bathing suits are solid colored. We’re crushing on this sheer, flowy tunic with a flattering deep V-neckline that is embellished with subtle beading. Raviya Mixed-Print Beaded Tunic, on sale $38.40, macy’s.com
Get the max out of your maxi dress
Easy, soft maxi dresses like this high-low jersey style can double as a cover-up and a summer wardrobe staple. Maxi dresses prove to be the ideal cover-up style if you’re planning on hitting up a beach-side cafe after lounging ocean-side. High/Low Jersey Maxi Dress, $64, nordstrom.com