Tyrina Talks Fashion
Tyra Talks Fashion: Cover-Up in Style
By Tyrina Neely
Aug 10, 2012 - 7:43:47 AM
JLo maxi skirt cover up

The summer of 2012 has been a sweltering one. With little more than a month left, we’re down to the home stretch. Before long the kids will be back to school, idyllic summer vacations will be but a memory and the hectic fall season will be upon us.

While you still have a handful of lazy Sundays to enjoy on the beach, here are some of the summer’s hottest cover-ups to keep you stylish while you have some fun in the sun.

This holiday weekend I played tourist on one of my favorite islands, Eleuthera. Darting between the Bayfest festivities in Hatchet Bay and homecoming in Tarpum Bay, keeping cool and covered but beach ready in a heartbeat was the name of the game. A small arsenal of easy to wear cover-ups took me from day to night, poolside at Sky Beach Club to lunch at Tippy’s and everything in-between.

You don’t need to show all your stuff to make waves on the beach. It’s time to stray away from your traditional go-to cover-up that’s been making the rounds for years. Bid your tried and true sarong adieu and don one of these chic cover-ups during these final dog days of summer.
Caftan cover up


A featherweight caftan is tres chic and the perfect cover-up for the figure-conscious beachgoer who wants to remain sleek and stylish. Caftans are generally long sleeved with ankle length hemlines, providing a great layer of protection from the sun’s harmful rays. To beat the heat, choose an ultra lightweight version in cotton or silk chiffon.

Maxi Skirt

Feeling super confident about your top half but less excited to bare it all on the bottom? An ankle length maxi skirt borrowed from your fall stash is the perfect piece to pair with your bikini top for a little extra coverage on the bottom. Celebrities including Rihanna and Jlo have been rocking this trend while yachting and beach frolicking this summer.

This season, maxi skirts with delicate pleats are all the rage, perfect for carefree lounging poolside or at the beach without worry for wrinkles.
Rihanna maxi skirt cover up


Crotchet is uber hot this summer and trending into fall. Shedding its grandma image thanks to fashion houses such as Chanel and Issey Miyake this knitted and knotted textile is now suitable for all occasions but specially suited to laidback styling. Crotchet is a great cover-up option for all fashionistas, especially those with a bohemian style sensibility. Opt for a dress, off the shoulder blouse or crotchet trousers and rock this trend with your hottest swimsuit.

We are blessed to have these 700 islands and cays as our playground. Take advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds you for the remainder of the summer and look like a million bucks doing so with these sleek and sexy cover-ups.
Becca crochet cover up

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