Heading to the beach? Then cover up with these fab options!

I’m a Miami girl and I know that there is nothing worse than seeing people walking around the street in their bathing suits…it has this “less than classy” vibe to it and honestly, there is a time and place for your bathing suit and it’s not next to me at a restaurant…yes, this has happened. A woman sat next to us during lunch in her thong and tiny bikini top…needless to say it was less than appetizing.
So, that is why I love cover ups…they are your beach/pool/boat option that you can throw on top of your bathing suit and be “dressed” for any civilized social occasion. Cover ups are often made of sheer and flowy fabric which gives them an understated elegance and femininity…which of course, I love. They can be long, short, simple, embellished, sexy or sophisticated…the choice is yours but any option will make you look polished from the beach to the beach club for drinks. Personally, I don’t match my bathing suit to my cover-up because I believe that they are two separate outfits…so feel free to be adventurous with your cover-ups…not everything has to be matchy-matchy.My husband and I are leaving soon for the summer (we will be in Switzerland for 2 months)so I have been heading to the beach almost every weekend (I got to get my Miami sun while I can, right?) and this is what I wore to our latest beach outing:

J. Valdi woven tunic (I love this tunic because it reminds me so much of Missoni yet with the price tag of just $17.99 (thanks TJ Maxx), it’s totally affordable and super chic)
San Diego Hat Company (A floppy hat is a must for the beach…protect your beautiful face with an oversized hat like this and keep your chic level intact)



Now check out some other fabulous options from a variety of designers and price points…I definitely recommend you pick up at least one for cover up this summer season. They look fabulous paired with heels, wedges, sandals and of course, bare feet ;) Hover over each picture for the name and style of each piece.
Camilla Drawstring Waterfall CaftanCamilla Halo Silk KaftanDebbie Katz Anaika Ombre TunicDiane von Furstenberg Purple Stripe Dip KaindaFree People Ruffle Me Up Mesh TunicJean Paul Gaultier Silk Bird Sardegna TunicMarc by Marc Jacobs You Can Do It coverupMarie France VAn Damme Palm Cache-CouerOndademar Animal print coverupShoshanna Hawaiian Eyelet TunicTory Burch Long Caftan Coverup
So next time you head out to enjoy summer’s weather…make sure you incorporate a cover-up to take you from sunbathing goddess to beachy chic glamour girl in no time!

Till next time…




  1. Beatriz Bethencourt
    June 4, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    Estas muy guapa con tu cover-up estilo Missoni y super pamela. “Sencilla y estilosa”. Cierto que es muy feo ir por la calle en traje de baño, y menos al restaurant.

  2. June 4, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    Gracias, Beattiz!
    Tan lindo tu commentario :)
    En dondes esta tu?
    Espero que tengas in super dia!

  3. Kelly
    June 4, 2012 / 7:28 pm

    Martha, I love the options you chose :)
    You’re so right about people wearing bathing suits on the street, not chic at all!
    Love ya!

  4. Beatriz B.
    June 5, 2012 / 8:52 am

    Hola Martha;
    Gracias, estoy en las islas Canarias (Spain).
    Me gusta muchisimo vuestro blog, todos vuestros look (Bella B y Bella M) me encantan!!