How to save on cute swim cover-ups for summer
A soft, breezy swimsuit cover-up is the most versatile player in your beach bag this summer. It says “No need to go home and change before dinner on the pier, just toss me on over your bathing suit.” It adds an extra layer of protection between you and the sun’s rays. And, with a little creativity, it can be worn as a tunic or maxi dress even on days that aren’t spent lounging poolside or combing the beach.
While there are still many summer days ahead of us, retailers have already shifted their focus to back-to-school launches and fall fashion. The good news, for you the consumer, is that swimwear and cover-ups are hitting the sales racks faster than you can shout “Marco – Polo.”
Here’s where to find some of the best cover-ups (and at the right prices).
- Mesh, skin-skimming cover-ups are having a major moment for summer 2014. We spotted a chic, loose-knit black cover-up at Old Navy, where a huge summer clearance event is happening now. Save even more with 2 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com and stay up to date on sales events.
- If you’re sporty — and your summer days are spent on surfboards, paddleboards, kneeboards, or chasing your kids around the kiddie pool — give a rashguard a try. They’re quick-drying and look like an athletic top if you need to hit the grocery store after a day at the pool. An added bonus: Most have added SPF protection. Show your stripes with these women’s rashgaurd tops, on sale for $23 at Old Navy.
- Nordstrom announced new swimwear markdowns (up to 33 percent off!) after the Fourth of July. Included are swim accessories like cover-ups. For the fashion-forward interested in trying the wide-leg palazzo pant trend, there’s no better way to do it then with a bikini top. Trina Turk makes a beachy-boho foldover cover-up pant that is marked down to $99. Save even more with 15 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com at Nordstrom!
- Boyfriend shirts are roomy and comfy (and feel great on the sunkissed skin). Instead of stealing one from your hubby’s side of the closet, buy one that’s got a feminine & flattering fit. We’re loving Tommy Bahama’s breezy cotton “Water Waves” boyfriend shirt from Nordstrom, that’s popped vibrant blue hues that look like ocean waves.