Remember the days of throwing on shorts and a t-shirt over your wet bathing suit? We can all not-so-fondly reflect on those moments of looking down and realizing that wet circles had emerged in all the places where, frankly, we would prefer to be dry. Truthfully, this still sometimes happens. Shorts are cute, and often they are exactly the type of cover up that we need, and it’s worth struggling through the wet bum problem. But more often than not, we want to throw something over the top of our bathing suit that is not only functional (wet circles, be gone!) but also flattering and fun.
This Spring and Summer we have so many adorable swim cover ups and swim dresses that will take you from the beach to the town, or from the pool to a barbecue, or simply give you an extra layer to warm you up when the breeze picks up or you feel like you need a bit more protection from the sun. Our fabrics are light and quick drying and, of course, designed for comfort and style.
First up is the Sanitas Dress. This stretchy swim dress provides UPF 50+ protection and can run with you for all your sunshiney activities. Throw it on after a long day of outdoor activities, or slip it over top your bathing suit for a boat ride or even a stand up paddle. The stylized t-back makes this a fun and sporty dress that’s perfect over a bathing suit on those days that go beach-farmer’s market - picnic (or some other magical combination of sunshine and water!).
If you find yourself in need of a cocktail at an outdoor bar with a view of a sunset (when are we not in need of those things, actually?), but you’re still in your suit, then look no further than the Cayman Dress. While you can easily shimmy this dress over a bathing suit, this particular item also makes for a great quick change. With a built-in bra and a flattering fit, you may never want to sip a poolside cocktail in anything else.
For a flowy, sexy look, the Iris Coverup is a gorgeous post-swim button up. This loose v-neck pairs perfectly with a tropical vacation. Of course, if you’re packing for a vacay, you’ll also want a sundress, and the Affinity Cover Up is the perfect combo between beach cover up and the sundress you want to put on every day. Best of all, for a layered beachy look, the Iris Coverup looks adorable open and tied in the back over top the Affinity Cover Up. Don’t worry, they fold up small. You have room for both.
Of course, we know that not all nights end on a swanky beach lounge or with a poolside cocktail. Sometime we just want something comfy to throw on after a long day of sunshine -- whether we’re running home to prep dinner or we’re going to snuggle up with a glass of wine and watch the sunset -- the Harper Hoodie is a great go-to. Wear it alone as a shorty cover up, or pair it with our gauzy Harbour Pant for more coverage (and coziness).
No matter where the sunshine takes you this season, we’ve got you covered. Really.
It’s finally time to ditch those cold weather cocktails in favor of something fit for warmer and sunnier weather. Make the most of the month by using fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables to bring April’s freshness and sunshine into your glass. So quell your spring fever with the Elderflower Cocktail.
Hosting an early spring brunch? Bring this cocktail to the table and impress everyone. They don't have to know that it's incredibly simple, either.
Elderflower may not bloom until May, but with a liqueur like St. Germain, you can get a jump start on the season. The floral flavor comes to life under the bubbling wine and it's hard to outshine this drink's brilliance.
Our song choice for the month of April is "Can You Get To That" By Funkadelic. It's a laid back, funky groove that brings all the springtime vibes.
Funkadelic’s album Maggot Brain was released in July of 1971 and has been danced to ever since. As if to remind listeners of their “free your mind and your ass will follow” motto, Funkadelic follows the introspective, smoked-out grind of funk, rock, and soul. Just relax, press play and let Funkadelic do the work, you will be better for it.
Want more fresh tunes? Listen to our Friday Distractions Playlist.
Warmer weather, warmer waves, warmer vibes. Sunshine is here and we're craving all things summer. Step up your beach attire game with an effortless, comfortable, breezy coverup. You're bound to turn heads wherever the sunshine takes you. This month we're giving you a chance to win the coverup of your choice. We've got you covered all season long.
Giveaway ends next Friday 4/12/19. Head over to our instagram (@carvedesigns) to see how you can enter to win. Good luck!
Have a great weekend and as always CARVE ON!
The Carve Designs Team