Picture this: a deliciously warm Summer day, your toes sinking in the sand, the breeze on your face and a pretty drink in your hand.  Are you drifting yet? If so, it’s time to plan your end-of-Summer beach getaway. Pack your bag with all the essentials: a fierce swimsuit, sunblock, and of course a chic cover up. These luxe layers are the icing on the cake to any beach look. They’re a bit of fashion and function, giving your suit substance while adding necessary coverage on dry land. After relaxing on the beach, grab a light fabric sarong, beach dress, and even a linen button down shirt (it’s so unexpected) for a boardwalk jaunt or last minute lunch.

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To get you in beach mode I’ve rounded up 20 of my favorite cover ups from Zara, French Connection, and Matthew Willamson – plus lesser known brands like Babajaan and Muzungu Sisters. Work them into your beach look and watch your outfit go from good to amazing!

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