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This sophisticated beach cover-up even looks great with jeans — score it on sale for $26

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As a remote worker, I'm forever traveling to beach destinations. One of my best packing hacks is to bring stylish staples that do double duty. Case in point: I always keep a lightweight blouse with long-ish sleeves on hand as a chic beach coverup that transitions into a smart blouse when I hit the town. Amazon's Ekouaer Beach Cover-Up Shirt is exactly what I'm talking about, and right now it's up to 40% off in more than 63 colors, including my personal favorite: white.


Ekouaer Bathing Suit Cover-Up

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This Amazon bestseller looks like what would happen if an Oxford shirt and a cover-up had a baby. The hybrid beachwear piece lets you look sophisticated on the beach, and then stylish when you're back on solid ground.
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$26 at Amazon

By design, the Ekouaer Beach Cover-Up Shirt is the ideal wardrobe workhorse for a few reasons. It has that perfect, bum-covering length — a tiny bit longer in the back, which creates an attractive asymmetry. It also has three-quarter sleeves that give you a nice amount of protection without being overly modest. And finally, it's made of a gauze-y rayon that filters out the sun while still being breathable, so you can feel as cool as you look.

That gauze-y weight is ideal, trust me, because you're not going to get overheated or sweat right through it. I ordinarily would not be wearing a long-sleeve blouse in the summer humidity, but this top is so lightweight you'll never take it off. I wear mine everywhere. And the fact that it's just slightly see-through is fine: You'll either have your bathing suit on underneath or you can wear a thin tank top or sports bra.

And honestly, you cannot beat the price of the Ekouaer Beach Cover-Up Shirt — starting at just $26 with the on-page coupon.

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This under $30 beach cover-up is the epitome of smart summer style. (Photo: Amazon)

Here's a look at a week in the life of my own three-quarter-sleeve gauze-y beach coverup that's identical to the Ekouaer: Over the weekend, I throw it on over my swimsuit and tuck the front into a pair of denim shorts. I take it off to swim and sunbathe but put it back on throughout the day. Come Monday, I need something effortless to throw on for errands, and I come right back to this blouse that I can walk around in all day in tropical heat without getting drenched. I tuck it into jeans or shorts, or I wear it over leggings or bike shorts. I even wear it at night, dressed up with jewelry.

Amazon shoppers are digging the versatility of the Ekouaer Beach Cover-Up Shirt too. "This is fantastic, easy summer wear. I've worn it over a bathing suit. I also wore it with leggings and sandals," wrote one of more than 17,000 five-star reviewers.

Another chimed in, "Best new piece I own! This swim cover-up is my new favorite piece of clothing!! I bought it last minute for a cruise to Mexico. I wore it the first night to dinner with jeans and wedges and tucked the front in. I got so many compliments!"


Ekouaer Women's Beach Cover-Up

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The Ekouaer cover-up comes in a ton of cute colors, from neutral white or black to fluorescent green and this popular hue, called Snorkel Blue. Flirty cover-ups are fun, but this one broadcasts a more grown-up style we're very into this season.
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$26 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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