Don’t limit your cover-ups to the pool or beach, but work them into the rest of your closet to give you options for weekends and date nights.

All clothing courtesy of Cotton Hearts. All photos by Katie Soyka.

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A printed tunic is perfect for the beach and does double-duty for a night out paired with skinny jeans and wedges. Keep your accessories neutral or borrow from the colors of the print for your jewelry, bag and shoes.

 

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This high-low maxi dress is the perfect cover-up for a walk on the beach. Opt for a printed version to add extra visual interest. Layer the maxi over a tank in the same color family and add a boyfriend cardigan for a girls’ night.

 

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Linen pants are a great choice and can be paired with a fun tank, hat and flat sandals for a relaxed, yet pulled-together weekend look.

 

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Top a bright tunic with a hat for a fresh poolside look. To make the look weekend-ready, add a pair of skinny or boot-cut jeans or go bold with printed leggings. Finish the look with your favorite summer sandals.

 

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You can’t go wrong with a simple cotton dress. It’s the perfect transition piece from beach to casual chic. Just add a jean jacket or light sweater, a pair of printed wedges and a statement necklace.

 

 

 

About the author: Caitlin Skidmore lives in McKinney with her husband and writes a life & style blog about wardrobe remixing, greaterthanrubies.net.