Beach and poolside style have turned up a notch recently and at Shop It To Me, we’re loving the new heights our customers are going to in order to look chic when vacay time comes a-knockin’.

From floor-sweeping kimono cover-ups to maxi dresses and embellished shorts, when it comes to covering up your bikini or one-piece bathing suit this summer, a t-shirt and denim cut-offs combo just isn’t cutting it anymore.

Looking back at the evolution of women’s swimwear with Cosmopolitan you can really see how the styles and shapes have changed over the decades and right now, the choice of swimwear on the market is ennndddlesssss.

So why not get creative with your cover-up too!?

Let’s take a look at some serious style inspiration for this summer and pull out some of the best new arrival beach cover-ups from all of our favorite beachy brands.

Fancy bagging yourself a summertime deal? That is no problem here at Shop It To Me because not only do we have fresh to the stores, brand-new collections but we also have all the pieces that have hit the sales (some of which won’t even be on the shop floor right now!).

And that’s why Shop It To Me is THE BEST place to shop for all things summer.

Do White & Go Sheer

A sheer white cover-up dress is one of our ultimate favorite looks for this summer. Timelessly stylish but with a little bit of sheer sass, the best way to do this look is to pair with a white bikini or swimsuit to keep it super chic.

Add neutral tone accessories and wedges and you’ll be looking South of France sleek in an instant.

Marysia epitomizes how to do this look just right with this eyelet lace-up dress, finished with chic slits and a plunging V neck. Relaxed fit and perfect for anyone from petite to plus size, this super soft cover-up tunic dress ticks all our boxes.

Classic and simple, this v-neck, long sleeve crochet cover-up nails the look if you’re going for white. Style the dress up a little by rolling up the sleeves and adding some colorful bracelets and pair with your floppiest wide-brim sun hat.

With a sheer and beautifully ornate fabric, this Melissa Odabash style won our hearts instantly. Featuring a plunging neckline and high front slit, it’s the perfect finishing touch over a clean white swimsuit finished with nude strappy sandals. If you’re on the hunt for the chicest cover-up maxi dress in town, this could well be it.

Choose to Rock a Kimono

Kimonos have been a go-to choice for pool parties and beach vibes worldwide for a while but this season, they’ve really come into their own when it comes to style. Whether you love a palm tree print or something simpler, kimonos can be even more versatile than you imagine. And you don’t have to just stick to wearing them over your swimwear!

5 Quick Ways to Rock a Kimono

·     With a one-piece swimsuit and strappy heels

·     With a coordinating bikini and wedges

·     Style with denim shorts and super chic bikini top

·     With wide-leg trousers, sandals and a crop top

·     Over your favorite LBD for vacay girl’s night out

If you want a kimono to go with everything then white is always a great choice. This simple knot front style gives a contemporary twist to the look, finished with stunning semi-sheer cuff details.

Actually a lingerie robe, this kimono from Cosobella at Nordstrom is simply stunning. Even though this isn’t typically a swimwear kimono, there’s no reason why you can’t get creative and the sheerness and beautifully detailed print make it the perfect addition to a simple white or even hot pink bikini or swimsuit.

Opt for a more casual kimono vibe with this pom pom style from Maaji. We love the chic print and the pom pom trim detailing and this would be perfect if you know you’re a fan of wearing black a lot when it comes to your swimwear.

Opt for a Midi Beach Dress

A full maxi cover-up feels too much for you but you’d appreciate a little bit more coverage than a mini dress? This is where the chicness of the midi beach dress comes in.

It’s relaxed, super-loose and looks effortless with whatever else you’re throwing into the mix and a touch of sheerness never goes amiss with this look.

The cover-up of all cover-ups, this Mara Hoffman beauty is a work of art. Not only could it easily pass as a cocktail dress instead of a simple swimwear cover up but it’s also elegant and endlessly comfortable too! We’re obsessed with the color blocking print and the one shoulder cut is effortlessly flattering to all sizes.

We’re loving this smocked beach dress from Marysia’s latest collection. With ruching at the bust and sweet bow-tied straps, it’s the perfect choice to throw over as a swimsuit cover-up, paired with flip flops or sandals.

Fancy a touch of color? This bright red Melissa Odabash midi dress balances between swim cover-up and dinner dress with the super dreamy crochet detailing and a one-shoulder cut.

Go for a Cover-up Combo

If you don’t want a full head to toe cover-up dress but you fancy something a little more put together than a simple mismatched sarong, why not try a little bit of chic coordination?

Co-ords are HUGE right now, so why not incorporate this look into your beach best?

This sarong-style wrap skirt from Marysia matches perfectly with the bikini top in a coordinating gingham print fabric and is the perfect half-beach, half-dressed kind of look. As well as being effortlessly stylish and comfortable a wrap sarong style skirt like this one is super flattering and works on every shape and size, allowing you to create the fit that feels best. LOVE it.

Ever thought about cover-up pants? It’s not all about skirts and dresses so if you’re more into the idea of coordinating pants and tops, how about this ultra-cool matching pair from Trina Turk. In an on-trend botanical print with side slits, these pants are a sleek way to take your beach style to the next level.

Whether you love a simple shirt dress, ultra-short mini dress or an elegant floor-length chiffon cover-up in the brightest and most statement prints, this season, go all out with your choice of poolside and beach cover-ups and make them part of your wardrobe.

Beach style shouldn’t be an afterthought so get yourself looking and feeling great with the huge collection of options available on Shop It To Me. If you haven’t signed up yet, now is the time!