Summer is in full swing and we are still adding to our collection of warm weather style staples: sunhats, sandals, swimsuits, and sunnies to name a few. But, we can’t forget one of the most important summertime essentials… the swimsuit cover-up! Whether you’re spending the day poolside, lounging on the beach or are just dressing for warm weather, a bathing suit cover-up is a must-have for this sunny season.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

Sure, swimsuit cover-ups are necessities of summertime style, but they’re costly and worn once or twice a year. The solution? Get creative with pieces already in your closet that double-up as covers. This light weight LBD from Only Hearts will get you thinking outside the box!  It's easy in classic black, and has a sheer hem that makes it super sassy. Wear it over virtually any swimwear for sultry summertime solution!

SPECIAL TIES

While I was packing recently for a girls trip I found myself inspired by how many creative options I already had in my closet for swimsuit coverups. The great thing about coverups, is it can be almost anything- from a light sundress to drawstring shorts. I love it when I can buy one piece of clothing and use it for more than one purpose, which is key when traveling! A pretty scarf could work as a beautiful sarong over your swimwear. The options are endless!

MINX IT UP

This choice for beachwear is a little bit less "fun in the sun" and a little bit more "minx on the prowl." The sheer fabric is what takes this beach look from classic to vampy while the pastel leopard-print button down achieves a playful vibe. wearing it open to flash some bikini but tied at the waist, combine to make a powerful and unique beach statement.

TWO PIECES FOR YOUR TWO PIECE  

Don't go sans sparkle just because it's a casual outfit. A long necklace breaks up the vast layout of skin that a bikini creates plus it draws the eye vertically for that lengthening trick we all know and love. A rose gold tambourine inspires toe tapping so plug in your little wireless speaker at the pool for cool tunes!

I'VE GOT THE COVERUP BLUES

Oh, the never ending ways to wear your denim shirt! Maybe a less traditional swim coverup, but utterly adorable, this is a charming way to keep the sun off your shoulders while you're trekking to and from the pool. Plus, the combo of white bikini and denim is so all American, all you're missing is the apple pie!

SET THE BAR

This gold bar with pave set crystals glows on sunkissed skin. Summer time is all about being on the go and we look for ways to simplify in all areas of our life. Don't use this as an excuse to skip accessories! Rather, try keeping very verities pieces handy so you don't have to sacrifice style for convenience. 

BLACK ON BLACK

If you’re not lounging in the sun or taking a refreshing dip in the pool, you may want to put on a little more clothing and conceal your swimsuit with a lightweight cover-up. I love the mesh long sleeve top over a solid bikini. The peekaboo layering gives a vixen vibe and will probably draw a few stares. "I can see straight through her shirt!" Of course wear it in the appropriate places and you can't go wrong. Black on black is edgy, plus this top layers over a black tank for a kick ass style you've seen us illustrate time and time again. If you’re planning a trip to the beach, be sure to pack some versatile swimsuit cover-ups so you have plenty of room to play.

CRISP WHITE COVER UP

Button-down shirts are not just for the office! They're perfect over your swimsuit for modest coverage. In white, it reflects the suns rays, rather than absorbing- for that little extra relief from the heat, however small. This style is easy to throw on over your swimsuit - without having to pull something over your head. Leave it open or fasten a button or two for customizable coverage you control!

Going to the pool with kids may be more of an activity than downtime. Choose a pair of drawstring shorts so you're more free to move. Our Only Hearts cotton shorts are ultra-comfy and offer a relaxed fit. Slide on a pair to complement your swimsuit and cover your behind while bending! 

IN BLOOM

Brand new, in-store, is this vibrant Ted Baker cape. Silky smooth and lightweight, it covers as needed when lounging pooside. The pale blues and pops of pink are sun-sational! Wear it with a myriad of colors to draw from this gorgeous palette. 

PUT IT TOGETHER

Keep a light and cheery color scheme with these simple iridescent earnings. They shine with every color in the rainbow while remaining very pure and true. Don't go total glam girl at your neighborhood pool, but if it's a pool party where you're intending to socialize, be intentional with your jewelry. It will come off as polished and put together.

BASIC BLACK

A sleeved option from Only Hearts covers more shoulder and ... well everything else too! This one is perfect for those pool or beach days that turn into drinks and dinner too. You don't want to do a full change but you don't want the goods on display all evening either. Sit on the patio, drink in hand, in complete comfort and style in your little black dress!

NICE TUNIC MEET YOU

The navy mesh tunic is feisty over a white two piece. Show it off while masking a few flaws because, we all have them and we all want that extra bit of assurance that no one is looking at them ;) This top actually comes with a liner to be worn out and about, but we know that it has the ability to do double duty and we will exploit that!

PERFECT TIMING

I know with navy and white most people would go for gold accessories, but why be predictable when you can nail a gorgeous high contrast look with silver? This time piece style pendant necklace is a reminder that life is too short to not look your best. 

PASS THE SUNSHINE PLEASE

When I'm not going to swim but I don't want to look like a poor sport, I don something like this. Layer your bikini so you're showing best of intentions, and your best bikini top too! This is how you participate in the theme without giving away your scheme. This white hot look is fresh and summery, thank you Only Hearts for nailing this wide mesh style! Pair with cutoff denim shorts for an easy loveable style you'll feel fantastic in. 

Feeling inspired by all the new options? I know I am! We have all these pieces in store right now, so stop in to browse or cruise through your closet for similar styles! Just remember to check your clothing's tags if you plan to get your coverups wet, make sure they're not too lux or delicate, to eliminate risk of damaging your clothes. 

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