Every year we spend weeks anticipating that first beach trip of the season—daydreaming about everything from the perfect swimsuit and sunnies to the best snacks and sodas to fill our picnic basket. Of course, any activity that requires a swimsuit as your uniform also requires a cute cover-up, especially during those early summer months when mornings on the shore or by the pool might be a bit too chilly for just a bikini. Whether you prefer a preppy style or a Bohemian look, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite summer cover-ups to rock over your best swimwear this season.
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Shopbop ($115): Basic/Simple
A sheer white maxi is the perfect way to wear classic summery basics—and sticking to a trendy silhouette means you’ll always look chic and fresh!
Soft Joie ($118): Bohemian
A classic cover-up shape paired with a boho print and quirky tassels creates the perfect modern-hippie style.
Billabong ($36): On-The-Go/Versatile
A fun, casual cover-up long enough to double as a dress is perfect for the pool—or running to the store to stock up on some SPF!
Madewell ($148): Eclectic
Funky patterns, bright colors or a flirty cut (or all three, on this short and swingy cover-up) make for whimsical and stylish beachwear.
Ella Moss ($145): Fun
A flowy, poncho-style cover-up with a trendy print is a playful beach essential.
Roberta Roller Rabbit ($94): Preppy
This classic, preppy pattern and polished cut would look particularly fabulous at a chic tennis club.