Style Syllabus: Unexpected Coverups For Every Suit You Own

There’s a special kind of summer day that exists only for the young (and maybe the rich and famous). It involves a single pool, a ton of friends, and an empty agenda. When you get all three of those elements together, you end up with the kind of day that require a pristinely planned wardrobe to take you from poolside brunching to poolside lounging to poolside lunching to poolside hanging, because, really, who wants to leave the all-day party if they don’t have to?
Without deadlines and reading assignments bogging you down, the only thing that could tear you away from fun is a wardrobe malfunction. And because we love you (and summer, and this carefree feeling, and pools), we’ve lined up unexpected coverups for every style of suit you could possibly dream up. This way, you'll never be pulled away from your go-with-the-flow schedule (or lack thereof).
Dive into our roundup of key hot-weather loungewear that will inspire plenty of lazy days. And then slather on the sunscreen and get out there!
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Top off a suit with an interesting (read: sexy) cut with a colorful, lightweight scarf.

6 Shore Road Coast One Piece, $138, available at Swell; Modcloth Color Process Scarf, $44.99, available at ModCloth.
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Pull on some printed pants to make your one-piece halter suit a complete look that will take you through the night.

Miss Selfridge Fringe One Piece, $57, available at Miss Selfridge; Zara Printed Trousers, $59.90, available at Zara.
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Pair prints with more prints to complete a fun and flirty ensemble that's ideal for relaxing by the pool or heading for a beach-side bite.

Jack Wills Hardisty Bikini Pant, $39.50, available at Jack Wills; Tibi Knotted Striped Crepe Top, $275, available at Net-a-Porter.
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Sheer dresses finally make perfect sense. They were clearly meant as cover ups over a skimpy bikini.

Topshop Marble Print Bikini, $52, available at Topshop; Pixie Market Mint Lace Dress, $55, available at Pixie Market.
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A retro-style bikini will pair nicely with a modern blazer to prepare you for whatever the day has in store.

Laura Urbinati Pinces Bikini, $286, available at Creatures of Comfort; River Island Long Line Blazer, $69.58, available at ASOS.