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Creative Swimsuit Cover-Ups to Try This Summer

Summertime is around the corner, which means that you’re probably packing your suitcases in preparation for your next holiday getaway. And what better way to show off your personal style while getting a nice tan? 

Adding cover-up as part of your ensemble can help you easily transition between day and night, which is perfect for all the beach-hopping and unexpected dinner arrangements. But just because it’s a cover-up doesn’t mean it needs to be plain. There’s plenty of room to get creative with your cover-ups this summer. Here are a few suggestions you can try. 

Top off with a statement tee

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Everyone’s going to be packing their bikinis and maillots to the beach, so your cover-up is a great way to inject some personality into your look. That doesn’t mean you have to pack up your feather boa and huge chain necklace (we’re not judging). But sometimes, all it takes is a statement tee. 

Find a shirt that you’d want to wear even away from the beach. We’ve raved about the retro shirts from Jennifer Abessira x Athé Vanessa Bruno collaboration, which you can easily slip on for a breezy, casual look.

Throw on a cozy button-down

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Button-downs are the epitome of cozy wear, which makes them the perfect accompaniment to chilly evening strolls along the beach. For maximum comfort, opt for one that you can just lounge around in. This top from Woman Within comes in flannel and checkered print ideal for the summer months. Your summer getaway is an opportunity for you to let loose and relax, so this is an ideal shirt that will reflect that. If the weather permits, tie your button-down around the waist for some serious cool-girl appeal. 

Pair with breezy pants

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Pairing your swim top with some pants is a stylish, effortless way to create a whole new outfit. Wear one that you can easily take you from the beach to the cafe and back. The selection from ASOS offers lots of cover-up options, so you can decide whether you want to go for a summery floral pair or a monochrome linen pant. Just be sure to pick fabrics that are light and can dry fast.

Layer on a loose kimono

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Kimonos had their moment last year, but their reputation as a classy wardrobe staple remains. If you’ve been stealing your boyfriend’s long-sleeve shirt, perhaps it’s time to switch it out for a kimono. Style Favourite outlines some outfit ideas that give this Japanese staple a modern flair. Think fringe details, and dainty floral prints. If you’re someone who packs light, consider a kimono as something you can bring straight from the flight and onto the beach. 

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