By now, if you haven’t visited the inside of a gym to prepare for swimsuit season, then it’s probably not going to happen. Therefore, camouflage is probably your best bet when visiting the beach. And even if you happen to be ready to flaunt the body, you can still take some pointers on how to cover up when walking through the hotel lobby.
A retro one-piece is always flattering and always in style. Wear it with a gauzy loose-fitting cover-up in a complementary, summery color. One with front buttons is ideal in case you don’t want to take it off while sitting in the sun; you can unbutton just enough depending on how much of a tan you desire (although you really should be sitting in the shade all day). Bring along a raffia belt if you decide to move the fun to the pool/beach/hotel bar, as it will give your loungy look some form. For accessories, accent with a simple wood cuff (metal will get hot in the sun), some slip-on metallic sandals, and a floppy straw hat. Carry everything in a colorful tote, and get excited to do absolutely nothing.
For more options, be sure to take a look at our swimwear, summer hats, and waterproof makeup guides.