The Great Cover-Up

Published: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:06 p.m.

It’s summer, and you’re looking forward to endless hours poolside and at the beach. But the prospect of lounging around in a bathing suit all day doesn’t delight.

Have no fear, fashionistas: This season, you can spend your days by the water feeling cool and comfortable in a range of stylish cover-ups.

And no, we’re not talking about your favorite beach-bum T-shirts: Instead, make waves in flowing kimonos and caftans and mix-and-match colors and textures. Completing your summer ensemble: floppy hats, colorful beach tote bags, bold glasses and striking sandals.

The girls of the University of Florida’s club water sport teams are naturals when it comes to modeling the sporty-meets-chic looks of summer. Their backdrop: the newly renovated outdoor space at Gainesville’s Best Western Gateway Grand.

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