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May, 1, 2014

Three Cover-up Ideas for Summer…

Hello from the beautiful Cabo! We are having the time of our lives playing in the sun and today, I’m sharing my beach/pool side looks I’ve been sporting the last few days. With summer right around the corner, beach cover-ups become a necessity, whether you’re going to your neighborhood pool or on a summer vacation. However, cover-ups can too often become an after thought but I’ve found it’s the item I wear the most while I’m at the pool or on a vacation. If your looking to add some new cover-ups to your beach wardrobe this summer, below are a few tips on how to get a versatile collection that will last all summer long.

floral-swim-cover-upfloral-beach-coverup jcrew-panema-hat^^Dress: Sosie | Hat: J.Crew | Sandals: Sam Edelman (super comfy) | Earrings: Nordsrom | Lips: YSL Rouge Volupte #7

hot-pink-swim-romper sosie-pink-romper heart-sunglasses-nordstrom^^Romper: Sosie | Hat: J.Crew | Glasses: Brass Plum 

white-dress-beaach-cover-up grass-tory-burch-beach-tote stuart-weitzman-gladiator-sandals^^Dress: Sosie | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman | Beach Tote: Tory Burch, sold out (love this similar beach tote) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lips: YSL Rouge Volupte #7


You can shop more cover-ups, perfect for summer here.

Thanks to Sosie for sponsoring this post.

xo, Rach

  1. Rebecca says:

    All three of these cover-up ideas are super nice – but I LOVE that white dress. Beautiful!

  2. Mira says:

    Beautiful ideas!! The little white dress looks so perfect :D

    xx Mira

  3. Jessica Rose says:

    Love all the outfit but I think my favourite is the first outfit. x

  4. Courtney says:

    I love all of these, but I think the first one is my favorite! Hope you all are enjoying Cabo!

  5. Saihana says:

    Love the last cover up idea. <3

  6. Rachel says:

    Love the third cover up the most!

  7. Katy Amezcua says:

    I am OBSESSED with the last one and the pink romper!! And I am in love with those gladiator sandals! So cute, one of my favorite posts you’ve done :)

  8. Giada says:

    I super love all of them!

    Great style! :)

    XO, Giada

  9. Lauren L. says:

    Looks beautiful. All of it. Also, I really like the last couple posts where you put the text over your photos – gives it that “magazine” feel and I love the font. You’re truly very good at what you do!

  10. Natalil says:

    You look stunning! Fabulous 3 beach-tme outfits, esp. the 3rd one!

  11. Emma says:

    The last look is so glamorous I love it!

Emma| With A City Dream

  12. kendall says:

    love these looks! especially the pink romper! x

    dipped in yellow

  13. Amanda says:

    Great ideas! I love the last cover up, you look amazing.

    xo Amanda

  14. Emma Fox says:

    I love all of them (especially the first)! The white dress I would definitely wear out to lunch too, so perfect!

  15. Loving that last look! I always end up getting a white coverup for the beach and don’t see a reason to change this year, definitely going to have to pick this dress up from Sosie :)


  16. Megan Q says:

    Particularly like outfit #1! Love #3 for throwing on post pool to go grab a drink or dinner, but I think I’d skip the sand in a dress that pretty! Hope you’re having a fab trip!

    The Quintessentials

  17. Bekka says:

    You are stunning! Love these options, especially the floral dress. Thanks for the great ideas! Preparing for a Mexico trip and have been on the lookout for the perfect cover-up!

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
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  18. Love that last dress! And I love it even more because it is only $49 bucks!


  19. nikki says:

    the white dress is my favorite!


  20. These outfits are so cute! Love the third one though! Have a great rest of your trip :)

    x abigail. the fabulous life of a natural disaster

  21. kelsey says:

    these ideas are just SO gorgeous! planning a trip next march and totally gonna stock up on coverups.

  22. Adrienne says:

    I especially love #1 and #3!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

  23. Huong says:

    All three looks are perfection, Rach! I can see these transitioning from beach/pool to dinner very easily! Keep inspiring! XO

  24. Love all of them! The white one looks amazing!!!


  25. Ashley says:

    Love, love, love that white ruffle dress! I hope it comes back in stock in a small soon enough for my next trip!! :)

  26. Rose says:

    Fabulous idea for a post! Great helpful tips to look so fashionable by the beach or pool. I just bought those Sam Edelman Sandals and they are so comfortable and will go with everything. You truly look like a Grecian a Goddess in your white dress & gold gladiators. So beautiful!!

  27. Absolutely love all 3 looks. I like the way you paired your heart sunglasses with the pink romper. I remember seeing a picture of your grass bag in a previous post and was curious how you were going to style it. It turned out great. The little white dress looks stunning on you! Sorry you were getting some criticism thrown your way on your Instagram post. You look classy and lovely in all of your postings. I think young girls would appreciate your fashion and tips.

    Stay Styled,


  28. Rae says:

    Each of these beach outfits is beautiful! Haha I go much more casual when I’m going to the beach, but you look lovely (:


  29. Fatima says:

    I have been looking everywhere for those adorable heart shaped sunglasses! Xx

  30. Emily says:

    Loving these looks! I think the hot pink romper has to be my fave. XO

  31. Andrea says:

    Love the bright pink romper, such a fun colorful look for the beach or poolside!


  32. Jamie W says:

    Cute ideas! Love them all!

    Jamie W

  33. Adela says:

    Lovely looks. Time to plan my beach holiday (and the wardrobe!)
    Adela x

  34. Erica says:

    Love the heart shaped glasses so much!! So cute
    xx – Erica

  35. Muriel says:

    Hi Rachel! Love the coverups! Especially the floral one. You are always the epitome of class and grace – even at the beach! Thank you for your style inspiration!

  36. That last look is amazing! You are a greek goddess and those gladiators!

  37. Olivia says:

    I love all these cover-ups! The white one is so gorgeous, and I love the sleeves on it!

  38. Graciela says:

    The white dress is absolutely stunning! Unfortunately it is sold out :(. Great choices!

  39. Stacey says:

    I’m hopefully going to take a trip this summer and I hate wearing bikini so I always like to cover up! These ones are all so cute!


    Five Minute Style 

  40. Makayla says:

    The second one is my favorite! You can wear it out and it will look like it was meant to be.

  41. Very cute looks! Love the pink and white ones:)

    x Lily ,

  42. Makayla M. says:

    I love all of these coverup ideas! The last one is my absolute favorite… you do look like a Grecian goddess. So pretty!

  43. Natalie says:

    I love the second look! The pink frills are so cute and I am in love with those sun glasses. What I like most about that look is that I wouldn’t feel weird going out to lunch or something after hitting the pool in it because it’s cute and covers everything. :)

  44. Aaaaaand just like that I bought #3 in cream and coral! :) Looks fantastic on you, you sold me!

  45. Amberly says:

    I love the first and third look! So cute! I’m obsessed with gladiator sandals this season!

  46. Leanne says:

    Totally gorgeous Rach. Love all of these looks!

    Love from South Africa

  47. ReCreandome says:

    These gladiator sandals make me completely in love!!! :) Yesterday finally I wear a hat like you!
    I have new design in my blog take a look!!

  48. stephanie says:

    Im in love with the floral dress! so pretty.
    xx Stephanie (

  49. Love all three! So pretty!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  50. Deanna Doyle says:

    You look absolutely beautiful in all three looks and it’s no surprise that these coverups are sold out now! Have a fabulous weekend Rach :)


  51. Brittany Blake says:

    Love all these looks! I just went to order the floral cover-up, but it’s sold out now, but I love the website! Thanks for sharing!

    Brittany Blake

  52. Elizabeth says:

    Wait I’m obsessed with that last dress! Sold out :(

  53. Kim says:

    Where I live beach cover-ups are a year round necessity. Thanks for sharing these great options!


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  55. Obsessed with those Stuart Weitzman sandals!


  56. Spensha says:

    Love the Cabo looks!:)

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

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