Swimsuit season is officially here! And as excited as we might be for endless beach vacations and long afternoons in the sun, it’s crucial to get our swimwear looks together first. While finding the perfect suit is a big part of that equation, so is the accompanying cover-up. The right swimsuit cover-up always pulls an entire look together, making it feel more thoughtful and complete. Not only that but it’s what makes a bikini or one-piece easy to transition from the water to the next daytime activity. I recently shared all my favorite swim trends (HERE) and thought I’d write a follow-up post that divulges the swimsuit cover-ups I’m loving most right now. Scroll ahead to see the pieces you can wear beyond the beach or pool.
Cupshe Cover-Up | Cupshe White Swimsuit | Saint Laurent Raffia Camera Bag | Rag & Bone Panama Hat (better for budget here)
Crochet is one of the biggest trends of summer period, so it’s no surprise that it’s carried over into swimwear too. For a boho chic effect, you can choose more traditional pieces like dresses. However, if you want to toss things up, crochet pants or shorts are worth test driving on your next beach vacation.
Cupshe Caftan Dress | Cupshe Scalloped Swimsuit | Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote | Valentino Rockstud Thong Sandals
When performing a quick Google search for the best swimsuit cover-ups, caftans are always the first styles to pop up. The no-fuss, free-flowing silhouette is the definition of vacation dressing. They’re exactly what you want to wear when lounging on the beach or the pool. Since they provide a little more coverage than other options on this list, they’re suitable for all body shapes and age groups.
Abercrombie Halter Top | Abercrombie Midi Skirt | Bottega Veneta Chain Cassette Bag | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses | Alexandre Birman Tie Ankle Sandals
If you want a swimsuit cover-up that’s a little more trend savvy, enter two-piece sets. Breezy button-up shirts and matching pants or shorts are going to blow up this summer. However, there are flirtier options, like midi skirt and halter top combinations, if that’s up your alley.
Similar Red Off-The-Shoulder Dress | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses | Fendi Sunshine Tote | Hermes Oran Slides (better for budget here)
You can always rely on a cover-up dress to take you from the sandy beach straight to dinner. Don’t be afraid to test out graphic prints and bold colors that make your swimsuit pop.
Jade Swim Yellow Bikini Set (here and here) | Chloe Woody Slides | Similar Raffia Bag | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses | Similar Animal Print Sarong
You won’t want to go the beach without a sarong this season. They always come to the rescue when you need to rock your one-piece suit (or a cute bikini top) as an entire look. I rounded up a mix of fun prints and neutral styles below that will transform your swim style.