It's safe to say that summer finally feels like it's a stone's throw away, and with our holiday countdown commencing, we can begin (mentally) packing a suitcase. When it comes to beach cover-ups, we've all been guilty of taking at least 14 of them and then reaching for the same one every day. While we gaze in oar at those sun-drenched Instagrammers who have styled up a cute Prada look for the beach, the reality is that it's just far too hot, impractical and expensive to pull off IRL.
So while we've rounded up the best beach cover-ups for this season, we've also carefully considered how they'll work for your extended summer wardrobe. From Sleeper's linen dress that's light, cool and beautiful to pieces can you can wear as separates over a bikini, these are just what you need. Jumpsuits are also high on our agenda this summer since discovering new resort brand Nicholas and its all-white linen version. Keep scrolling to find my favourite beach cover-ups for 2019.
Jumpsuits have quickly become our one-piece wonders, and this summer, they've had a grown-up makeover. From loose-fitting linens to lightweight crinkly silks, not only are they a winner on the beach, but they're also great for travelling and exploring.
Queen of runner shorts Emili Sindlev makes stylish beach dressing look seriously high-fashion. Her formula is super simple and consists of staple comfortable shorts worn either with just a bikini top or with a plain vest or shirt. Keep scrolling for more.
Another WWW favourite that always gets beach cover-ups just right is Lucy Williams. She's a huge fan of just the beach shirt worn over her bikini instead of a kaftan or kimono. It's simple, fun and a great way to incorporate some of your favourite summer pieces for the beach. Opt for a longer length if you're not a fan of having your bottom on display.
The kaftan will never die. Find the perfect one and you won't want to ever replace it. This piece is the perfect way to go a little more bijoux if you're travelling somewhere fancy. Billowing cotton styles are certainly the choice du jour for the Insta set, but there are multitudinous other options available.