5 Summer Wrap Looks for the Beach and Beyond

Wraps take on a different tune this summer. They’re colorful, lightweight, and even fashionably versatile! Here are 5 looks you can try with your favorite scarves and wraps at the beach, from chic cover-ups to luau dresses!

The Open Cardi

Sol & Mer 'Pollen Stencil' Kimono_look Sol & Mer ‘Pollen Stencil’ Kimono, $25.20

The open cardigan is another cool way of layering without sweating it out. Choose kimono style wraps, those with big sleeves and wide sides so it doesn’t cling to your skin. Best with lightweight tanks or even your bikinis. Plus style points for fringes.

The Short Skirt

  Robin Piccone 'Penelope' Crochet Pareo_look Robin Piccone ‘Penelope’ Crochet Pareo, $48

A pareo is hardly a skirt, but on the beach it’s as good as one! Textured designs like with lace or crochet add a great dimension to your bathing suit. Accessorize with bangles and strappy sandals for a complete look.

The Long Skirt

Jonathan Adler 'Acid Palm' Cotton & Silk Pareo Jonathan Adler ‘Acid Palm’ Cotton & Silk Pareo, $98

Exhausted your maxi skirt trove over spring? Take a large pareo and tie it around your hips for an instant addition to your wardrobe! With a vintage tee and over denim cutoffs, it’s makes for an instant festival outfit!

The Dress

Dress Looks with Scarves and Wraps prAna ‘Venus’ Scarf, $32 and Halogen® Halogen Square Pareo, $48

No new dress for that luau you want to crash? Your large beach pareo can become an outstanding dress with just the right knotting style. Wrap the pareo around your bikini or tank as you would a towel and cross tie the ends either around your neck (for a haltered look) or just in front for a strapless dress. And the length will of course, depend on the wrap you have on hand. Accessorize with wooden bangles or chunky necklaces!

The Necklace Scarf

Echo 'Map of Mexico' Pareo_scarf Echo ‘Map of Mexico’ Pareo, $48

In the summer, scarves are not for keeping your necks warm but making them look cool! A lightweight scarf makes a breezy substitute for a necklace. Again, the bolder the print the better!

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