We talked about this little secret of mine last summer, but since tunic tops and their various incarnations continue to be HUGE this season, it's worth repeating again.
Swimsuit cover-ups are some of my favorite summer outfits.
There are a few reasons why. They're generally cooler and lighter than tunic tops. They're usually WAY CHEAPER than regular tops by the same designer. Many of them can be worn either as a lightweight dress or as a long top over shorts, leggings, or jeans. And of course, they also work at the pool or the beach as a, you know, COVER-UP.
This cute floral print cover-up (Lands' End Canvas, $49.50), for example, would work equally well at the pool and at the grocery this summer. And the price is a lot better than other Lands' End Canvas dresses.
Want to see more cute, budget-friendly cover ups I love? Read on!
This pretty striped cover-up (Talbots, $69.50) is so cute as a cover-up or as a lightweight summer dress -- and it comes at a far better price than Talbots' other dresses!
I love this cover-up (Figleaves, $52.50) as a date night dress option for summer. Great price for a double-duty piece!
I'm totally, completely in love with this Dolman Striped-Waist Tunic (White House Black Market, $78) and I want, want, want it!
Check out this pretty print tunic (Figleaves, $31.20 on sale). Wear it over black shorts, a black mini, or crop pants and you've instantly got great, carefree summer style.
In the summertime, I LIVE in dresses like this Make + Model Cover-Up (Nordstrom, $18.90 on sale). You KNOW if this were called a 'dress,' it would be twice the price! And FYI, it also comes in white.
Old Navy has some fabulous, lightweight cover-ups like this one (Old Navy, $24.50 on sale) that would work great as tops.
Finally, I LOVE this Kurta Tunic Cover Up by INC (Macy's, $74.99 on sale). I'd wear this just about anywhere.
The next time you go shopping, be sure to check the swimsuit racks for cover-ups that have gone on sale. They tend to be deeply discounted fairly quickly and you can find some great deals.
Would you wear a cover-up out and about?