While there are some adolescent memories we're happy to leave in the past — RIP, awkward brace-face period — there's one throwback that never goes out of style: the summer pool party. Only, this go-around, we're replacing our Capri-Suns with something a little more potent and trading in our tankinis (remember those?) for a new wave of grown-up swim silhouettes. But, finding your new summer swimsuit is only half the battle; what you wear with
it to gallivant in the sun can be just as challenging. So, we took to finding alternative cover-ups that are easy to pull off and give the overplayed linen tunic a much-needed hiatus.
Ahead, we're breaking down how to repurpose pieces in your closet to tastefully (and stylishly) add that effortless layer, without totally obscuring the trendy new bathing suit you're itching to show off. And, because your eyes need shielding, too, we paired the perfect shades from Sunglass Hut
with each outfit, curating the best shapes and colors for each style (and, let's be honest, you've got to conceal when you accidentally doze off in the lawn chair).
Let's just say covering up has never been quite this appealing.
Photographed by Clement Pascal; Styled by Claudia Cifu; Hair by Natasha Leibel at ARTISTS by Timothy Priano; Makeup by Allison Perlstein; Modeled by Ashley Rogers at Wilhelmina; Modeled by Djenice at Wilhelmina