Bathing suit season doesn’t necessarily require breaking the bank on beachwear and cover-ups. If you take a closer look at some of your summer staples, you’ll realise that sometimes your closet is the best store in town! Keep reading for 14 staples you probably already own, and how you can incorporate them into some pretty amazing poolside ensembles.
2. Shirt Dress
Wear your shirt dress mostly (or all-the-way) unbuttoned for a menswear-inspired cover-up.
Glamorous Denim Sleeveless Swing Shirt Dress ($49) in Blue
A kimono works perfectly as a cover-up because it’s inherently lightweight and it doesn’t have any buttons to fuss with!
Nasty Gal Reverse Through The Meadow Kimono ($72)
9. Maxi Skirt
Maxi skirts—especially in machine-washable fabrics—make great beach cover-ups that you can easily slip on and off.
River Island Grey Knotted Split Front Maxi Skirt ($50)
10. T-Shirt Dress
The beach or pool is the perfect place for a quick-drying, cotton t-shirt dress.
T By Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-Shirt Dress ($105) in Black
Rompers are inherently casual, plus since they serve as a top and bottom, which means it’s one less piece of clothing you have a chance of accidentally leaving behind at the pool!
Velvet By Graham & Spencer Tracey Cotton Sateen Romper ($178) in Black
13. Strapless Dress
A strapless dress won’t weigh you down in the heat and, in a light colour or print, will look beach-appropriate. Word to the wise: be sure to pick low maintenance fabrics, like jersey or cotton.
Zara Printed Dress With Border ($50) in Pink