Well summer has officially arrived! Which means tons of swimming, boating, lake trips, beach trips, etc. and that means swimsuits and cover ups! I love to find cute cover ups because most of the time I’m not actually in the water and wearing just my swimsuit. I’m usually running around chasing kids, but you better believe I still want to look good doing it!

I also love a good cover up that works two ways, as a cover up or as everyday wear! The dress posted below is only $12 and I wear it all the time. It is slightly sheer, so if you do wear it as a dress, remember to either wear a slip or nude colored under garments.

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Here I wore this dress as an everyday dress. I paired it with a denim vest and white sneakers. Asher’s romper is from here and his shoes are my all time favorite shoes for boys in the summer!

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Here I wore this dress as a cover-up. I knotted the bottom for a cute different look. It’s also great if you are walking on the sand at the beach and it keeps you a bit cooler.

Hat || Sandals || Beach bag (sold out love this one ) Diet Coke is from Maverick 😉

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Shea wore this darling white cover up on her trip to Costa Rica this past April. She got this one at Marshalls but I’ve linked a couple similar here and here.

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This dress is also great for wearing during the day or with a swimsuit. You can find it here and a similar towel from here. We both have this towel and love it!

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Scroll below to see a ton of some of my favorite cover-ups for this summer season along with a few essentials!

I hope I helped you a little to find a cover-up  for that cute body of yours! Happy shopping and happy summer!

xoxo Ashton