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Style Files: 3 Tips to Take Your Look from the Beach to the Streets

Cover-ups are not just for lounging at around at the pool or beach. With a little bit of creativity, you can repurpose this particular piece of clothing to become a fashionable new addition to your wardrobe. Keep reading for 3 tips on how to take your look from the beach to the streets… 

Sunglasses: Thrifted. Bodychain & Jeans: eBay. Earrings: H&M. Bracelet: GloriJoy. Bra: Free People. Lace cover-up: Miguelina. Shoes & Purse: Rampage.

Rock it with Confidence

This fashion thing isn’t always easy and sometimes it involves being daring and taking big risks! So let’s start with getting in the mindset that you are about to create a fabulous new look. Sometimes fashion rules are meant to be broken, and who says that cover-ups are just for the beach— just like sequins aren’t just for evening wear… but that’s another post for another day! Our mantra here is: wear what you love and love what you wear.


Sunglasses: Prada. Jeans: Delia*s. Earrings: H&M. Bracelets & Necklaces: GloriJoy. Shoes: Converse. Colorful ruffle cover-up: Rachel Lym.

Layer Up

The trick here is to integrate your beach wear with your everyday wear so that a) nothing really looks out of place and b) everything flows seamlessly. If you have a cover-up that’s tunic-like, you can pair it with shorts or jeans to create a cute and comfortable look. Or if you have a long and flowy piece, try layering a vest or cardigan on top. When you layer your look, your cover up will just look like a cool top or an awesome eclectic dress!


Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren. Denim vest: eBay. Earrings & Hat: H&M. Bracelets: GloriJoy. Shoes: Rainbow Shops. Tie-dye cover-up: purchased in St. Thomas.


A sure fire way for people to know that you mean business in your cover-up-now-converted-to-street wear is to accessorize. The whole idea is, “Are you really going to wear all of those bracelets (or whatever you choose to wear) to the beach and have the sun/sand/sea ruin them?!” Of course not! So let people know that you mean business off the boardwalk and round out your look with some bangles, a body chain or a statement necklace and a headwrap or funky hat!


Sunglasses & clutch: Amazon. Earrings & necklace: H&M. Necklace: C Wonder. Bracelets, ring & headwrap: GloriJoy. Shoes: Chloé. Jumpsuit cover-up: LOFT.


Bonus Tip: Leave the flip flops at home if you want to get away from looking overly beachy! Instead, add some flair to your look with funky sneakers or an eclectic pair of sandals.

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