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The Beach Cover-Up​​​​​​
Model Valentina shows that even a polo, whether yours or borrowed from the boys, makes a chic cover-up when slipped over a bikini (photo by Bruce Weber/Ralph Lauren Corporation)

Whether featherweight and feminine or a style borrowed from
the boys, a cover-up is crucial for a day at the beach

When you’re by the shore, a cover-up not only blocks the sun’s harsh rays but also adds dimension to your ensemble. What dimension is that, exactly? Well, on one day, you may want to channel a Hollywood screen goddess at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and on the next, you might feel more like a bohemian surfer on some far-flung tropical island. To pull off the former glamorous look, slip Blue Label’s black crocheted tunic and matching pant over your favorite bikini. For the latter, a smocked dress crafted from bold-hued jersey is just the thing.

Slip on a cover-up and hop from yacht to dockside cocktails with ease. It’s a way of life at Forty 1° North Marina Resort in Newport, Rhode Island. Learn more about Newport in RL Magazine. (Photo by Forty 1° North Marina Resort)

 

And when you receive a last-minute invitation to lie in the sun, look no further than his closet: A soft oxford shirt or linen button-down is a sexy, irreverent alternative to a more feminine piece. No matter which cover-up you choose, each segues effortlessly from the beach chair to a cocktail bar, so you’ll look and feel stylish without ever needing to change clothes.

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Ribbon Crocheted Tunic Horizon Ombré Smocked Dress Classic-Fit Solid Oxford
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