The always fabulously stylish Anna, from Anna’s Island Style invited me recently to join her and a few other bloggers for a ping pong post. No hand-eye coordination required. Just four different takes from around the globe on styling a summer staple – a beach/pool coverup.
First up is Anna, the proprietress of a small art gallery near Cornwall, England, who also happens to be a fearless fashion blogger who continually dazzles me with her artful sense of style.
How fun is Anna’s beach coverup?! She found this fitted, white, ruffle-hem beach dress in a charity shop earlier this summer and says it reminded her of a Lady Gaga costume. What a lucky find! Anna puts the finishing touch on her look with the addition of a colorful hat and bright red sandals.
Anna’s Outfit Details:
Dress: Asos // Bikini: H&M // Shoes: Primark // Hat: Charity Shop // Bangles: Charity Shop
Samantha from Fake Fabulous knows how to keep Scotland’s chilly summer breezes at bay. This gorgeous blogger who also happens to be a biomedical scientist, prides herself on keeping it real, so it’s no surprise that her coverup of choice is a toasty warm, wool sweater paired with brightly colored cotton shorts, topped off with a quilted vest. Sam admits her look is not very St. Tropez, but, hey, when there’s a stiff beach wind blowing who wants to be cold? I’d likely be wearing a parka :)
Jumper: Charity Shop // Gilet: Joules // Sandals: Vionics // Shorts: Fat Face
I took a modern, classic approach to my coverup and chose a lighter than air frilly maxi dress with just enough exposure to keep me cool while I’m sitting under an umbrella :) Since I am not a sunbather this is the perfect solution for me, and as day turns into night I’m good to go for cocktails at the beach or poolside without worrying about having to change. Gotta love that versatility.
How about you? What’s your coverup style?
What a fun theme, Mary!! And you’ve shown this perfectly!! How funny, because I was just wearing a whitish maxi yesterday, and my husband said it looked like a beach coverup!! And I hadn’t thought of that!!!
Thanks, Jodie! I love the versatility of a maxi dress. Definitely fits with my lifestyle. xoxMary
You look SO beautiful Mary!
I was blown away by your serenity and grace.
Although I think you would freeze to death on the beach here!! :oP
What I wouldn’t give to step through your photographs and dive straight into that pool.
Thank you so much, Sam! We are blessed to have a magical space out back to escape to and trust me, we’ve been taking full advantage of it this summer. And you are right. I would freeze on your beach. I meant it when I said I’d be the one wearing a parka :) Thanks again for including me in the feature. It was a lot of fun! Have a great weekend! xxMary
What a fantastic look…. could be worn as a great summer dress.
Fabulous photo setting ….. wow…
Just beautiful! Love the maxi, and that poolside setting is just gorgeous, too!
What a great series. Everyone looks wonderful but by far you look the best. I love the feminine, elegant approach you took here. A class act even by the pool. Love the white maxi and that beautiful floppy hat, Mary!
That cover up is ethereal! I love the pristine white and how you wore it with that gorgeous hat!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
What a great cover up! Love the detail!
Stylin In St. Louis
love that coverup!! So cute!! beautiful details!
Beautiful look and the cover up is perfect! Love it!