Best of the Best, Beach Cover-Ups 2019

Whether you’re planning to spend your summer by the beach or the pool, these coverups will keep you comfortable and cool. For my style, I want a coverup that I can wear while shopping the boardwalk, eating at a restaurant, popping into shops etc.

All of these offer enough coverage that you won’t get weird looks, or get kicked out of a restaurant. Has that ever happened to anyone by the way? I’d love to hear in the comments! The worst I’ve been told is that I had to put on my flip flops in a beachside market ;P

$139 Goa Cover-Up Maxi Wrap Dress
L SPACE

That white maxi is gorgeous, makes one feel almost like a Grecian princess right? No? Only me? Moving on. This photo is supremely awkward, but I love the pink style from J. Crew -especially- for those of us who burn easily. I loved many of J. Crew’s coverup this season, so if you don’t see one you like on this list, be sure to browse their line.

$128 Tie-front long beach tunic in contrast eyelet J. Crew

This yellow one is so cheery and pretty. Those dainty white stripes! that flowy top! I can just imagine strolling through Sandy Hook and feeling at ease. The best part about this one is the huge range of sizes too, the size ranges on this coverup will fit women from a 000 to a 24W.


$98 V-Neck Tiered Cover-Up Dress
MADEWELL

I tend to personally stick to pale shades during summer, but this dark brown / blue kaftan is very stylish. It is sheer, so if that’s not for you this’ll be a pass, but it looks so airy and flowy and comfortable.

$25 Kaftan with buttons, H&M

Next up, I love a good sarong. But if you’re going to buy a sarong, you should buy a -real- sarong and you should buy one that is ethically sourced. If we can’t buy all our clothing from solid companies we know don’t exploit their workers, we should at least make our best attempt to do so when we’re buying a beautiful and traditional piece from other cultures.

My fave for this list is this peacock blue beauty, and you can read all about the good this company is doing for the workers in their community. at $35, it’s really reasonable and a lovely buy.

$35 Peacock Teal Sarong from Passion Lilie

I couldn’t make this list without including SOME palm pattern could I? Is it even Summer without this iconic print? 😉 This kaftan is from Target coming in at only $23!

$23 Women’s Midi Length Kaftan Cover Up – Kona Sol™ White Palm from Target

The next coverup is back to the big bucks. I loooved so many of the beautiful options from Anthropologie, but I feel like -if- you’re going to go Anthro, you might as well make sure it’s not a style you can find somewhere else cheaper. This modern white cover-up makes me feel like I’d be getting my money’s worth. It’s made ethically in the US from organic cotton, and the cut is so lovely, not something I could find elsewhere.

$275 Mara Hoffman Paola Cover-Up Dress Anthropologie

Last but not least, a hooded terry cozy option for beachy evenings. Lands’ End is such a reliable brand, I wouldn’t be surprised if this terry cover lasted for years.

$50 Women’s Cotton Jersey Hooded Full Zip Swim Cover-up Stripe Lands’ End

Which one’s your favorite? Chime in in the comments section below!

It’s Not Too Late For Prime! Last Minute Fourth of July Picks

Here are my top 4th of July last minute fashion finds for the whole family! Most of these are on Amazon, because let’s face it, it can be easier to shop online amirite? But some can be picked up in person for those who’d rather try them on.

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Women’s

  1. This is my casual fave, because I just ordered it. I bought this dress in grey awhile ago and have liked it so much I went with a navy version when I needed another comfy cotton dress this year.
$16
Women’s Casual V Neck Dress, Criss-Cross Solid Wrap Dress A Line Cap Sleeves Design

2. Chances are you already own a white tee shirt or a blue dress. How about this cute red denim jacket to go overtop? This would be perfect for watching fireworks over the Hudson into the evening when it gets chilly… and I’m loving the not-too-bright shade of red chosen by Free People for this.

$98 Free People Jacket, available at Macys.

3. It may be a little late for this one, but I had to give a shoutout to my favorite style of Patriotic tee this year… the women’s My Country Tis Of Thee shirts! I love this song, and this sweet version on Etsy has pretty muted patriotic tones.

$20 Etsy

4. This red stripey number would be dazzling with a chambray top, or lacey kimono overtop! $20 on Amazon (click photo to shop)

5. Plus size ladies! This one is for you. I looove these floor length maxi dresses, I have a couple for winter and am dying to try the summer version. Petite ladies may need to do a quick hem (about $10 at your local dry cleaners if you can’t sew). In any case, this one is classy, stylish, and comes in many on-theme colors.

$24 Women Short Sleeve Loose Plain Casual Plus Size Long Maxi Dress

6. I read an article recently about how some women hate Loft? Who are these women! I love Loft. It’s always appropriate and has something flattering. This list would not be complete without a chambray dress, and this is one that WON’T fit you like a frumpy bag as chambray can sometimes do.

$55 Chambray Wrap Dress from Loft

7. My jaw may have dropped when I saw this stunning dress in Town and Country this week. Jennifer Lake styles it so beautifully, and it is available at Nordstrom in both plus and non-plus sizes!

Photo by Jennifer Lake and available at Nordstroms for $95, this is the Eliza J Bandana Print Handkerchief Hem Dress

Men’s

Okay to be honest, it might be a bit difficult to get your guy to go “on theme” for this one. But, most of these will work all season, and perhaps the fact that dressing up is ahem, one’s patriotic duty, is it not? 😉 might entice him into wearing some red, white, or blue.

  1. Perfect for the poolside, this Old Navy budget pick is classy and stylish. Pair it with khakis or swim shorts, anything but jeans.

2. Speaking of swim shorts? How about these lobster ones? My husband wouldn’t be caught dead in these, but I hope yours would, because they are awesome and super festive.

$18 Men’s 8″ Long Volley Board Shorts – Goodfellow & Co™ from Target

3. Realistically though, it is likely that most men will need a new pack of white tees for the summer. Whether he wears these under dress shirts to work or by the pool side, these 100% cotton ones aren’t a bad buy.

$15 / 6 pack, Gildan Men’s Crew T-Shirt Multipack

Kids

  1. This little girl’s dress is toooo cute. Those flutter sleeves! That flag! Could she not wear this all summer long? I say yes.
$29 Unique Baby Girls 4th of July American Flag Dress

2. This classic little boy’s outfit couldn’t be cuter. It comes in two color options, but I just love the red top with blue stripey shorts.

$23 Unique Baby Boys Patriotic 4th of July 2-Piece Summer Outfit

3. We won’t forget the baby! Chances are baby has a white onesie lying around, and that would pair perfectly with one of these cute patriotic bibs. If the baby spits up on one, just swap it out, there’s a pack of four so you won’t have your holiday outfit ruined in one go!

$15 4th of July Bandana Drool Bibs

So what’s your family sporting this holiday? And where are you heading? Sound off in the comment section!