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We've got you covered! 38 beach cover-ups and hats to wear this summer

Ready to hit the beach? Don't forget a cover-up and hat, the must-haves to stride onto the beach in style.
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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!

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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, 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.


1. Swim by Anthropologie Pommed Beach Pants, $58

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

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

4. Crinkled Handkerchief Dress, $69.99

5. Beachcomber Cover-up Romper, $88

6. La Sirena Cover-up Poncho, $118

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

8. Tie-Dye Hand Embroidered Poncho, $39.99

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

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

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

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

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

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14. Chatham Sun Hat, $68

15. Midships Sun Hat, Anthropologie, $88

16. Dreamer Jute Nubby Panama Hat, $39

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

18. Color Blocked Straw Floppy Hat, $34.90

19. Mixed Pattern Straw Floppy Hat, $34.90

20. Contrast-Brim Hat, $34.50

21. Two-Tone Straw Hat, $14.90


22. Floppy Floral Straw Hat, $14.90


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

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

25. ASOS Oversized Straw Floppy Hat, $25.88

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

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

28. High Noon Dark Grey Sun Hat, $22

29. Fringe Hem Crochet Swing Dress, $48.45

30. Pom Pom Tassel Festival Straw Fedora, $16.15

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

32. Madeline Straw Boater Hat, $19.99

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

34. All Sun and Games Hat, $44.99

35. Colorblock Straw Hat, $39.99

36. Straw Hat with Pompom Band, $19.99

37. Fiona Hat, $34

38. Straw Panama Hat, $39.99 contributor Lisa A. Flam is a news and lifestyles reporter in New York. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.