In the world of personal style, beach and pool coverups are pretty easy. You want something to adequately cover your skin, yet be light enough so it doesn't feel hot, or cling to your sunburn at the end of the day. Style, pattern, and shape are up for grabs, and there are tons of DIY ideas to choose from, starting with these seven caftans, tunics, and kimonos.
Flow-y fabric and pom pom trim at the beach is always a good thing. This bright turquoise and pink coverup is from Merrick Art.
This basic pull-over dress from One Little Minute was meant for a pool party, but could easily carry over into everyday wear. The watercolor fabric is also amazing.
This beach outfit from Mauve Cloud Studio is a kimono-style top with shorts.
This project gets the Easy Award. If you can sew two identical scarves together, you can make this light coverup from Martha Stewart.
If you like your summer clothing with a side of donuts, there's always this bright pink hand-painted caftan from Studio DIY. Bonus from me for the Bring It On reference on the cooler.
This terry-cloth vintage version (I'm going to call it a swimming jacket) from My So-Called Craft Life looks super soft and comfortable. It both buttons up the front, AND has a hood!
This slim J. Crew-inspired dress is a little more preppy and was also done by Merrick's Art.