what i’m using for swim coverups this summer

cover up skirt

cover up skirt

cover up skirt

cover up skirt

cover up skirt

cover up skirt

cover up skirt

SWIMSUIT TOP   pink halter swimsuit top   |   SKIRT   palm tree skirt (worn as a cover up skirt)   |   BAG   straw bag (removed tassel)   |   SHOES   nude espadrille wedges

When it comes to swimwear, I consider coverups to be a necessity. Having something on-hand that’s cute, comfortable and easy to throw on when taking a break from the beach or the pool is a summer must-have!

Typically, I’ve gone for dress-like silhouettes (see my favorite one here) but this summer I’m using a different little trick I’m excited to share with you… maxi skirts!

By switching things up and opting for a maxi skirt instead of a traditional coverup dress, you’re getting two uses out of one piece of clothing.

Take this palm print high-low maxi skirt, for example. It works beautifully as a cover up with this pink scalloped swimsuit (see the full post on this cute set here) and would also look darling paired with a knotted white tee and wedges for evening. Don’t forget a pair of fabulous statement earrings to take the look to the next level!

Here are a few other maxi skirt options perfect for your summer escapades!

Finally… if you looked at these photos thinking “wedges on sand doesn’t seem like a super good idea…” I’d like to tell you that you’re right.

So right.

Not a good idea.

Love from Texas,


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  1. Allie said:

    I always have the hardest time finding a good coverup. This looks beautiful! What a good idea to use a maxi skirt! If you are looking for any coverup shorts Athleta has some great ones out. The pockets zip which I really like.

    Published 5.2.18 · Reply
  2. Katie said:

    LOLOLOL on the wedges + sand photo!!!! For real though, just walking in sand in general is hard, let alone with shoes. Maxi skirts are such an easy idea for beach cover ups! I own so many and they look super cute. I’m old school though and love a good pair of shorts and tank top! But dresses are always my second fav option!

    Katie | http://www.sunshinestyleblog.com

    Published 5.2.18 · Reply
  3. Angela said:

    Haha, I loved the blooper pic at the end! An maxi skirts for swim cover ups are a great idea!

    Angela | Cue the Coffee

    Published 5.2.18 · Reply
  4. Haley said:

    I’m obsessed with this skirt. It’s gorgeous!

    Published 3.29.19 · Reply