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How To Wear One Swimsuit Cover-Up 5 Ways On Spring Break

Spring break is all about simplicity—meaning packing light is a must. Never fear. Rocking the same pieces from day to night will ensure you're only bringing the bare necessities. In this case? It's the swimsuit cover-up.

There's nothing like spring break. The beaches. The sun. The relaxing. But the worst part about hitting the beach for a week? The packing.

From dressing down for day to looking like a million bucks at night, it can be hard to pick out the staple pieces that you'll need for a few days in the sun. Plus, packing outfit after outfit can end up with a suitcase that's just too full. That's where the staple swimsuit cover-up comes into play.

A cover-up is not only a must-have to shield your suit when you're stuck in the sand. A neutral style is easy enough to dress both up and down, no problem.

Here are just a few reasons why the cream-colored swimsuit cover-up, like this style from Forever 21, is the beachy summer staple to pick up right now.

For Grabbing Brunch:

How-To Style: Beach Cover-Up For Brunch

Grabbing a quick bite to eat in the morning? You want to stay comfy and cute. Toss on a dressy pair of shorts over your one-piece suit, and add a cardigan for a little extra coverage. Tuck the cover-up into your shorts for an adorable combo in no time at all.

For Hitting The Beach:

How-To Style: Beach Cover-Up

Okay, this one might seem obvious. But the cream-colored cover up is the perfect neutral to match any and every swimsuit you pack for your vacay. Throw on a pair of sandals and grab your beach bag, and you're good to go.

For A Day Of Exploring:

How-To Style: Beach Cover-Up For Day

Chances are you won't want to stick around the beach all day. No worries. Keep on your cover-up and tuck it into a pair of shorts. You'll look dressed up in seconds—and no one would ever guess you swapped the sun for shopping.

For A Rocking Night Out:

How-To Style: Beach Cover-Up For Night Out

Of course, you'll want to look as awesome as you feel for a night out. So, opt for a denim mini and cool af pair of heeled sandals—your typical night-out go-tos. The cover-up slipped into the mini will literally cover up any sign of the sand and sun from the day.

For A Dressy Date Night:

How-To Style: Beach Cover-Up For Night

Chances of having to dress up super nice over spring break? Not likely. But if you and your bae want to have a special date night, don't sweat it. Swapping out your swim top for a bralette, and packing a dressy midi to wear over your cover-up is all you need to take your beach essential style staple from day to night.

Which look is your favorite?

Maggie Dickman

Maggie is a digital apprentice at Meredith Corporation. When she's not writing trending stories, you'll find her full on blasting One Direction, scanning through her favorite fashion blogs or hitting up any and every concert that passes through her home base of Des Moines.

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