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After carefully choosing the perfect bathing suit — one that’s flattering, comfy and flaunts your best assets — it's time for the fun stuff: cover-ups and hats!

Both are easy to fit and wear, which removes a lot of the stress of shopping. They provide coverage when you need it and add that extra bit of style for a chic beach or pool look.

Sofia Vergara is decked out in beachy blue while filming a commercial in Los Angeles, California.Jean Baptiste Lacroix / WireImage

Style expert Lilliana Vazquez, founder of TheLVGuide.com, dropped by TODAY Friday with the best affordable options out there.

Not only are these versatile pieces great for a summer day, you can also easily work them into your everyday wardrobe.

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Need more inspiration? We’ve got you covered with shopping options galore.

Cover-ups

1. Swim by Anthropologie Pommed Beach Pants, $58

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2. Out From Under Myra Midi Cover-up, $59

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3. Out From Under Lola Beach Caftan Cover-up, $59

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4. Crinkled Handkerchief Dress, $69.99

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5. Beachcomber Cover-up Romper, $88

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6. La Sirena Cover-up Poncho, $118

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7. Sicily Cover-up Dress in Totem Stripe, $74.99

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8. Tie-Dye Hand Embroidered Poncho, $39.99

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9. Swift Movements Blue and Ivory Kaftan Cover-up, $41

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10. Wind and Sea Lovely Black Print Cover-up, $42

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11. Canal Cruise Navy Blue Embroidered Kaftan Cover-up, $66

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12. Strike a Chord Ivory Embroidered Cover-up, $49

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13. Somedays Lovin' Riviera Blue Print Kaftan Cover-up, $82

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RELATED: Find your new favorite LBB — little black bathing suit — this year

Hats

14. Chatham Sun Hat, $68

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15. Midships Sun Hat, Anthropologie, $88

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16. Dreamer Jute Nubby Panama Hat, $39

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17. Kimchi Blue Sun Daze Straw Floppy Hat, $19.99

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18. Color Blocked Straw Floppy Hat, $34.90

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19. Mixed Pattern Straw Floppy Hat, $34.90

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20. Contrast-Brim Hat, $34.50

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21. Two-Tone Straw Hat, $14.90

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22. Floppy Floral Straw Hat, $14.90

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23. Two-Tone Sun Hat, Zara, $12.99

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24. ASOS Tall Cheesecloth Cold Shoulder Cross Back Beach Cover-up, $35.59

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25. ASOS Oversized Straw Floppy Hat, $25.88

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26. ASOS Oversized Straw Hat in Ombre Space Dye, $29.12

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27. ASOS Oversized Straw Floppy Hat in Mono Colour Block, $29.12

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28. High Noon Dark Grey Sun Hat, $22

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29. Fringe Hem Crochet Swing Dress, $48.45

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30. Pom Pom Tassel Festival Straw Fedora, $16.15

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31. Merona Floppy Straw Hat, Tan with Black Checkered Weave, $14.99

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32. Madeline Straw Boater Hat, $19.99

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33. Future's So Bright Sun Hat, $14.99

Modcloth.com

34. All Sun and Games Hat, $44.99

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35. Colorblock Straw Hat, $39.99

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36. Straw Hat with Pompom Band, $19.99

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37. Fiona Hat, $34

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38. Straw Panama Hat, $39.99

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TODAY.com contributor Lisa A. Flam is a news and lifestyles reporter in New York. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.