Location: Imperial Beach, CA
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I can almost taste those Summer days. One thing I’m looking forward to the most? VACATIONS. I’m so excited to get to explore new places, swim in new oceans, & lay out on new beaches. I look at getaways as opportunities to wear something I wouldn’t normally get the chance to. One of my favorite resort-style looks is the cover-up over bikini combo.

The cover-up I’m wearing here is by Sun & Shadow. I love that it’s a maxi style cover-up because it provides full sun coverage while still showing off the bikini. I got an XXS so that I was able to sinch in my waistline as much as possible (I recommend trying these on). The embroidery down the front offers a unique textured detail.

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I got the bathing suit at a small boutique but I’ve linked a similar top here and similar bottoms here. I opted for “denim” bottoms to break up the black and throw another texture into the look. Any other colored bottoms would provide a nice pop of color as well.

I love the versatility of cover-ups. You can wear them open, closed, or even over a regular outfit (like I did in this post).  bikini beach California fashion style vacation summer blog blogger brandy Melville topshop body

When choosing a cover-up, take into consideration where you are going, what your bathing suit looks like, how your skin reacts to sun exposure, and what else you could potentially wear it with. I chose this one in particular because I can enjoy it over a bikini while on vacation and over a simple dress (or tank and shorts) in a more casual everyday setting.

Thanks so much for reading and happy shopping!

Warmly,
Nikki