After way too long of a winter, we've finally reached spring and that means one thing: the start of beach season. While you may have your swimsuit game totally nailed, there's another item that you might want to add to your shopping list. I've rounded up some of the best beach cover-ups to shop this spring, so your entire outfit will be on point when you hit the beach or pool this season.
It's easy to just throw on a tank top and cut-offs and go when you're headed to the beach, but wearing your everyday clothes isn't always a great idea. They can obviously get wet or sandy very easily, so it's definitely good to have a couple of go-to cover-ups on hand that you can throw over your wet swimsuit at the end of the day and not worry about water stains or sand in places that it just should not be. Plus, cover-ups are just so much comfier for lounging around in.
While you can go the traditional route with a loose, oversized tunic, there are also plenty of options that are polished enough to go from the beach to a restaurant, for example, so you don't have to worry about packing a change of clothes after a day at the beach.
If you're in need of a new coverup, here are 12 to shop that are both practical and totally fab.
1. Skirt & Crop Top
ASOS Beach Co-ord, $33.89, asos.com
These super feminine separates are practical for the beach, but definitely don't look like a traditional coverup if you're going out after.
ASOS Curve, $59.30, asos.com
If you want a soft and romantic coverup, go for a white lace sheer with fringe.
Scarf Tile Playsuit, $65, topshop.com
You have to have at least one romper in your collection.
Mar By Vix, $28, target.com
Off-the-shoulder silhouettes just feel like summer.
5. Midi Dress
Elan Plus Size Convertible Dress; $45; nordstrom.com
It's the glam way to do the beach.
Bardot Top, $40, topshop.com
You can wear this Bardot-inspired blouse on it's own at the beach, or throw on a skirt or shorts to go out after.
7. Beach Shirt
ASOS Curve, $44.05, asos.com
It's the classic coverup that never goes out of style.
Volcom, $45, nordstrom.com
It can get cold by the ocean — have a pair of pants in your coverup collection.
9. Tank Dress
Xhilaration, $12, target.com
Keep it simple with a cute, summery tank dress.
Crochet Dress, $45, topshop.com
It's your LBD for the beach.
La Blanca, $99, nordstrom.com
Buy the quintessential beach coverup in a bright color for summer.
River Island, $42.36, asos.com
Go exotic with a beach kimono.
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Images: ASOS; Nordstrom; Topshop; Target