TODAY | May 13, 2013
>>> memorial kay day is two weeks away. and if a new bathing suit isn't on the top of your summer wardrobe, don't worry, it can all be about the accessories, here for cover-ups is "today" contributor and "people style watch" contributing editor, jill martin.
>> it's a little cold to be talking bathing suits today in new york , but i want to start with one must-have accessory for you two for spring-summer --
>> they're readers.
>> i love it. before you plan your outfit to go -- you will be all set with prints.
>> they're great.
>> summer dresses.
>> let's start with rosa .
>> so rosa , the first trend which we have rosa right here in a $47 dress from alchemy. the trend here is flirty and ruffles and what i love about ruffles is especially at the start of the summer, it can camouflage any area that's your problem area. in a longer dress, shorter dress, but ruffles are the big trend. and going from day to night. the feeted sandal.
>> and the blue toenails.
>> you always can use your nails as an accessory and the cost is $39 from gilt. just taking a simple dress and sort of twisting it up.
>> thank you, rosa .
>> next we have paris, rocking a nice beach cover-up.
>> so music is very romantic.
>> so this is the tunic, but usually it's a little boxy. so meet the tailored tunic. it comes in a little bit around the waist.
>> and i like that.
>> a cute little line in the arm. tight and flaired.
>> a little personality. you can throw on a pair of white jeans and prints are so big. that's what you should look for.
>> how about that.
>> and then the dressed-up beach tote. not a lot of straw tote. there's a lot of harrodware and leather. $59 at gap.
>>> next up, shorts. everyone goes wrong with these.
>> we have to show them. not a lot of people can wear short shorts.
>> but laura can.
>> you can also opt for a skirt or a longer pair of shorts. or a skort.
>> skorts are very in.
>> and then -- another big trend here are the printed beach bag. this is from billabong for $54 and it makes an outfit pop and the sandals, you won't be seeing regular flip flops, you'll be seeing these accessorized sandals.
>> let's talk about a sarong. this is phoebe. this is stunning. phoebe has a barbeque to go to. you take the corners like this, a regular square. wrap it around. and then just tie it around your neck and it's a dress.
>> that's adorable.
>> it's very easy to do.
>> but phoebe is tornado and slender.
>> you could actually use a bigger square if you want to. as a --
>> what are you saying?
>> if you want it longer.
>> you look adorable.
>> thank you, sweetie.
>> let's bring out dara. she's got a maxi dress on.
>> kathie lee loves maxi dresses.
>> this is $59. love the maxi dress. the accessories here are the exotic earrings, $28 from lord and taylor. it's something you could throw in your beach bag and add them to dress it up.