Lightweight cover-ups to see you through the season

OK, so it may be getting on for the height of summer, but that doesn’t mean you won’t need a cover-up every now and again. You need a few options that can ensure you stay warm during chilly evenings, letting you cover up after a day at the beach and even something to protect your skin and ensure you’re not exposed to the sun’s rays day-in day-out, and luckily there are plenty of options to take your fancy.

A lightweight knit (or two) should be first on your list. A simple sweater will be ideal, and if small enough it can easily be folded up and popped into your bag so it’s ready for when the temperature starts to drop a bit (bonus points if you go for those that come with motifs or embellishments—both big trends in the fashion world so you’ll instantly up your style credentials). A thin cardi can be the perfect accompaniment for the summer months, not only great for evenings when you need an extra layer but perfect if you want to cover your shoulders during the heat of the midday sun, offering the coverage you need without weighing you down or leaving you sweltering.

Kaftans or tunics are great for a day at the beach, and a simple denim jacket is another great alternative when you need something a bit more heavy-duty. Denim never goes out of fashion and can be effortlessly laid back for the perfect weekend look, but it can easily be dressed up whenever necessary for the ultimate style saviour. Don’t be afraid to play around with textures and styles either—the high street will be full of suitable options, so make sure to see what lightweight cover-ups you can find and you’ll be totally ready for whatever the weather (and your style) dictates.