Summer is a great time to switch up your same-old-same-old for something new. When you look good you can’t help but feel good, too. Although advicesisters.com has been focusing on UPF 50+ clothing in our current stories, these Multi-tasking fashion items from Jordan Taylor Beachwear and accessories from Celestial Silk and Airotciv by Victoria will help you stretch your fashion budget without going crazy. Read on!
Time for (more than) Tennis:
Jordan Taylor Beachwear has a bunch of truly chic collections for the beach and beyond. The made-in-the-USA clothing has something for everyone, even for curvy girls. While there are tons of gorgeous cover-ups on the site, I chose two multi-tasking fashion pieces that are not just for the beach. They will also help to stretch your travel wardrobe on your next trip.
For example, this Jordan Taylor Terry Tennis Dress in blue. It’s also available in four other colors (blue, green, pink, and black), and sizes from XS to XL. While the lightweight dress can be used as a comfy beach cover-up the fact that it is opaque lets you wear it off the sand, too. The soft terry fabric is 80% Cotton and 20% Polyester.
What I like about this dress is that it’s a pull-on style, with a medium-deep V neckline, relaxed collar, and pockets. The A-line style is flattering to every size. However, what I also like is that it isn’t a micro mini at 33 inches. At the beach, it will cover an average height woman above the knee. On my 5’2″ frame it comes just to the knee.
Dressed up with sandals and some jewelry, this dress is the one that takes you from brunch to shopping and everywhere in between. It’s so versatile and comfortable, that you will want one in every color. Hand washing is suggested, but I think you can put this in the washing machine on delicate.
I am also wearing two UPF 50+ sun protective clothing articles in the photo above by Coolibar. The shawl and the large picture hat are both UPF 50+ and packable for travel or tote. Read more about UPF fashions in our UPF 50+ advicesisters.com story,
Multi-tasking Beach to Brunch Tunic:
If you’re looking for another multi-use fashion item, look no further than the Jordan Taylor V-Neck Batwing Sleeve with Back Detail Tunic-Cut Out ($62) is available in small to a generously sized XL in black or royal as in my photo. This is a beach cover-up, but you can wear this with leggings or pants and you have a fabulous going-out top!
This super-soft tunic has a gracefully curved front and back hem, and a laser cut-out back detail. The batwing sleeve is flirty, and when you turn around, the back is slashed and held closed with one horizontal strap. It shows off your bathing suit or fancy bra or cami underneath. At Approx. 33″ long it will be slightly longer or shorter. On me, it’s to my knee. The 95% Polyester 5% Spandex fabric is silky and machine washable. I am also wearing a UPF 50+ hat by Wallaroo Hats in this photo. Learn more about it on the advicesisters.com UPF 50+ fashion story.
Go With Everything Earrings:
Most Luxe Scrunchie Ever!
Silk is one of the ultimate luxury fabrics. Celestial Silk offers consumers self-care and luxurious linens made of sensuous silk. For Summer, I choose the Celestial Silk Scrunchies to add a more luxurious and elegant touch to my hair. Whether it’s a bun or a ponytail, or a braid, these multi-tasking scrunchies are made with 100% pure mulberry silk that helps to reduce frizz and hair breakage. They also help to keep all those hair elastic dents away.
Scrunchies are trending again because they really are so multi-tasking. Use them to keep hair in check, or use them to decorate your hair. The ones in my photos are a large size, but there is a thinner size as well. The scrunchies are available in two sizes in singles or packs of three starting at approx. $16. My samples were white, charcoal grey, and pink, but there are a ton of other prints, and colors, some with crystals (I saw these on Amazon).
These are genuine silk, so to wash them use a bit of your favorite shampoo and hand wash them by rinsing them under cold water and letting them air dry. Visit the Celestial Silk Website to learn more about their products.
Tip: advicesisters.com has other great Summer and sun protection facts, ideas, and products. CLICK HERE to read them!
*photos of alison blackman on the page are by Anthony Sabatini