Swimsuit Cover-Ups: Not Just for Poolside

Liberty of London Cover-Up
From my own cover-up collection
Want to know one of my summer style secrets?


I buy swimsuit cover-ups for everyday wear!


I love cover-ups in hot weather because they're lightweight, blousy, and sheer. Worn over a cami and shorts or a slipdress, they give you a carefree, beachy look while hiding your problem areas.


Not that any of us has problem areas!


I bought this cover-up, for example, when Target released its Liberty of London line a few months ago. In early spring, I wore it with leggings. Now, I'm wearing it with black shorts. It's one of my favorite outfits.


And while this top is now sold out (I think plenty of others had the same idea I did), I've got lots of affordable cover-up options to show you ... read on!



Swimsuit Cover-Up
Talbots.com, $59.50

I've added this lovely Eyelet Cover-up (Talbots, $59.50) to my wish list. It would make a great casual summer dress while out and about with the kids this summer.


Swimsuit Cover-Up
Delias.com, $37.50
This pretty blue Billabong Sequin Tunic Cover-Up (Delia's, $37.50) would look fantastic over a pair of cuffed khaki shorts. Love.


Swimsuit Cover-Up
VictoriasSecret.com, $49
I'm also partial to this eye-catching Embellished Tunic (Victoria's Secret, $49). If you don't like to show too much leg, these cover-ups also work great with slim-fitting crop pants.


Swimsuit Cover-Up
Macys.com, $70
I just keep coming back to stare at this gorgeous Printed Embellished Tunic (Macys.com, $70 on sale). It's got such a Lilly Pulitzer feel to it, at a fraction of the cost.


Lindsay Ferrier
JCrew.com, $88
Be creative when it comes to undergarments for these pretty cover-ups. I recently splurged on this Swann Ruffled Shirtdress (J.Crew, $88) and found a long white tank shirt (so long it easily goes to mid-thigh) to go underneath it. I'll wear this outfit all summer!

What do you think of covering up in a cover-up this summer? Is this a look you'd try?

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