My Favorite Chic Swim Cover Ups

My Favorite Chic Swim Cover Ups

For many of us who are moms, after having our kids at home for three months and attempting  (poorly in my case) to educate them, news that pools are reopening is a moment to rejoice. 

I can’t tell you how many times over the last few weeks I received or sent a text that read, “the pools just need to open.” These kids need to get out of the basement, off their devices and into the sunshine. 

And you know what, so do we.

It’s amazing what a few hours in the sun can do for your soul. 

So today, I thought it would be helpful to rounded up some of my favorite coverups that are both chic and practical. There are so many options out there, many seem as revealing as the bathing suit itself. 

But I really like a simple, lightweight fabric, cut like a tunic or dress that actually, you know, covers you up a bit! 

My Favorite Chic Swim Cover Ups

 

My Favorite Chic Swim Cover Ups

First, let’s talk about price points. By now, you know I am a proponent of quality of quantity and buying the best you can afford.

But it feels like things these days are becoming expensive for the sake of being expensive.

For example, the average price of a cover-up that I found while organizing this post was $125. That’s stupid.

So for today’s post I kept the price under $70, in many cases, well under $70. 

I find that if you buy one or two cover ups a year, that are nice quality you’ll have them for many, many seasons. 

V-Neck Caftan


My Favorite CoverupsV-Neck Caftan
, $58

This deep V-Neck Caftan in a timeless black and white print comes in sizes XS – XL. It’s also available in a tank dress style here

Lace Tunic

 

My Favorite CoverupsLace Tunic, $68

I really love this lace tunic option with scalloped sleeves. It feels special, like you’re getting dressed up for something. It’s light and feminine, in sizes XS – XL. 

Floral Tunic

 

My Favorite CoverupsFloral Tunic, $20

This $20 floral tunic looks like romper, with its waisted defining gather detail. It will look best over a black suit. If you’re feeling saucy, add a pair of bold earrings, like these star-fish shaped ones from Bauble Bar

Boyfriend Shirt

My Favorite CoverupsBoyfriend Shirt, $68

There is nothing more classic than an oversized shirt style cover up. This one, by Tommy Bahama is limited in sizes. I would throw a pair of denim shorts in my bag and half tuck the shirt when running to grab something to eat by the beach. 

Mesh Dress

My Favorite CoverupsMesh Dress, $68

I ordered this Moroccan-inspired tile print dress for myself. I love the pattern and fabric. It will be great to keep on while sitting in the baby pool with Vivi. It’s currently on sale at Bloomingdales, in sizes S – XL. 

Black Tunic

 

My Favorite CoverupsBlack Tunic, $67

This tunic style cover up by Ralph Lauren is specifically for plus size, also on sale at Bloomingdales. I love the deep v-neck and cut of the sleeve. Add some oversized sunglasses to really lean into the glamour. 

Pom Pom Trimmed

My Favorite CoverupsPom Pom, $35

This adorable Target find is only $35. It’s on the shorter side, but still gives nice coverage. This is specifically plus size, up to a size 3X. It’s also available in XS – XL in white and navy here. 

Lace Trimmed

 

My Favorite CoverupsLace Trimmed, $69

La Blanca is my favorite brand for coverups and swimwear. I’ve had them for years and am always happy when I pull them from the back of my closet. The quality is worth the price, but it’s even better when you can grab them on sale here. Sizes range from XS – XL and plus size here. 


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A Cozy Work-from-Home Tunic

A Cozy Work-from-Home Tunic

For the next few weeks, every Wednesday I’ll use our Wednesday Workwear post to feature a comfortable, cozy pieces you can wear while you work from home at an affordable price. 

I’ve worked from home for the last 12 years, often with little kids under foot. It certainly has its benefits, and its own unique challenges. 

Getting out of your pajamas is the number one thing you can do to improve your mood and productivity. I promise. But now that many of us are working from home while managing kids and their school work, the idea of getting dressed up as if we were going to this office is a little unrealistic. 

That’s why I love this soft, cozy tunic I picked up from Nordstrom a few weeks ago. It’s on sale for only $36! It’s perfect if you want something to wear over leggings that actually covers your bum. 

A Cozy Work-from-Home Tunic

 

Comfy Tunic

Tunic, $49  |  Leggings, $59  |  Sneakers, $85

Think of it as a better, slightly more polished, sweatshirt.  It’s available in XXS – XXL (equal to an 18 or a 16W). I bought the medium, so it fits true to size with a little room (which I’m going to need when all this is over 😉 )

This is less an outfit post and more and item post, meaning, all three of these pieces will serve you well, especially in the coming weeks. 

I absolutely love the Zella Live in Legging. They are the only ones I wear. They are not the cheapest, but certainly not the most expensive. What I like about them is that they are high waisted – they sit right at my belly button. Plus size here. 

I don’t work out in them, instead, they are my 

And then these sneakers are great. They are lightweight, slim profile, and so stinking cute. I have them in all black  (see below) but these in grey are adorable. 

 

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🎉Pro tip: don’t be a hero during these weeks at home. . If you find yourself working from home and managing your kids school work, give yourself LOTS of grace. . This is not the time to try to be a “perfect mom.” . BUT it is time to make sure you take care of yourself in small ways. . Get up, get dressed, brush your hair, put on lipstick. . Do whatever little thing you can do to maintain a semblance of normalcy🤗. . You’ll have a better day and outlook. . I’m fully embracing leggings, comfy sneakers to grab a quick walk in the sunshine and cozy tops. . Today on the blog I’m featuring this one, on sale at @nordstrom for $38. . It’s a great loungewear piece for now and when all this is over in a few weeks. . For details follow the link in my profile and click “New on the Blog”💕

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It’s all too easy when you’re working from home under normal circumstances to stay in your pajamas, forget to brush your hair, and zone out at your computer all day. Trust me, I’ve been there. 

It takes a certain amount of discipline to give yourself ten minutes to get ready.

But in terms of your mental health, especially right now, it makes a tremendous difference. And most of all, with outfits like this, do your hair, even if it’s just a ponytail, add a lipstick (your kids will ask where your going). You’ll feel better all round.

xxoo


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