With summer quickly approaching, there is no better time to update your wardrobe with a few trendy pieces. This year, it’s all about effortless glamour and enjoying the outdoors in style. So it’s no surprise that we will be focusing on one of the most versatile pieces in our collection. Let’s talk cover ups! They are an overlooked summer essential for traveling to and from the beach. They also offer sun protection which is crucial for those scorching hot days that we all experience. But did you know that cover ups can also double as a dress for a casual night out?
Picture this, you spend all day hanging out by the pool or tanning by the beach and then head to dinner in one simple and cute outfit. You can be totally carefree and live in the moment with these cover ups that can be worn for all of your occasions. Nothing beats relaxing poolside in a boho chic cover up and then heading out for the evening. Check out these ideas on how to take your beach outfit from day to night with one of these simple cover up pieces:
Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress Cover Up
This style is totally worthy of a dinner date after the beach. Pair it with gladiator sandals and a gold purse for an easy, stylish look that will make you stand out from the crowd. To elevate the outfit even more, pair our cotton white cover up with a dainty gold necklace. This will highlight your collarbone due to the off the shoulder neckline of the dress. You can also take this outfit in a boho direction by adding brown leather strappy sandals and carrying a basket bag. What’s great about this cover up style is that you don’t have to worry about putting in too much effort to turn this into a more evening appropriate look. It looks like a maxi dress on its own so all you really need to do, is personalize it with some of your favorite accessories to spice it up and you’re good to go!
Kaftan Cover Up as a Summer Cardigan
Glide down the beach with a trendy kaftan cover up! This style is super versatile and can be interchanged with so many outfits! During the day, try styling this kaftan with a high bun hairstyle and a bright colored bikini to show off your tan. During the night, you have a few options. You can take it super casual by wearing the cover up loosely tied with denim shorts and a tank for a quick stroll along the pier with your friends. You can also add a matching crossbody bag underneath your cover up to add a pop of color to your look. On the other hand, leaving the cover up open will transform your kaftan into a sheer summer cardigan that accentuates your figure and flows in the summer breeze. You can then layer the open cover up over a bodycon party dress to complete the look which is perfect for enjoying the night life.
Short Cover Up as a Blouse
Tucked into shorts or a mini skirt, your beach cover up will transform into an elegant blouse that you can wear to pose for a sunset photoshoot with your friends. This is a great trick that works wonders by turning any shorter length cover up into a fancy blouse. All you need to do is tie each side of your cover up across each other in a loose knot in front of you. Then tuck the ends into the waistband of your favorite skirt to create a blouse effect. A flowy skirt would give a more girly vibe to your outfit while a bodycon skirt would look more classic. Try wearing this blouse with shorts and flats for a more relaxed summer outfit. This is the ultimate way to get the most out of your cover up and look fabulous all day and after the sun goes down!
Crochet Dress Cover Up
Bring some 70s flair into your life with our dreamy crochet dress cover up! You can wear this over a bikini to relax on the beach and then head out to the town once the sun goes down with a few simple tricks. The main way to make this cover up appropriate for wearing on a night out is by wearing it over a nude tank or bodysuit with matching skirt or shorts underneath. Make sure the undergarments you choose match your skintone so that they don’t stand out from underneath the crochet dress. This way, you can be comfortable and not exposed while still looking effortlessly chic. To take this crochet dress up a notch, pair with a retro boho circle bag or clutch and a brown wedge heel. Try to keep the accessory colors earth tones to match the boho vibe of the outfit. If you want to dress up your cover up even more, pair the crochet dress with a strappy beige heel and a statement handbag for a night of dancing.
Cover Up as Cotton Dress
We saved the best for last, because our cotton dress is our most versatile piece ever! It is interchangeable with so many looks. You can pair it with white sneakers to sightsee and walk around your city or with heels and a shoulder bag for an unforgettable night time ensemble.
This cover up style is our favorite because it works as a dress without any changes. Our cotton dress cover up is the best beachwear piece to wear with a bikini by the water and then to a candlelit dinner at sunset. Cotton is a breathable fabric that makes it an obvious choice for summer clothing. Wear this cover up dress from sunrise to sundown with no hassle whatsoever!