Colorful Coverups: Swim Style with ELIF for Jordan Taylor

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No one gets more excited for swimsuit season than I do, and the only thing better than showing off my beach bod is posing pool side in a fly cover-up. That’s why I’m obsessed with this Kaleidoscope Caftan by ELIF for Jordan Taylor!

 

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I’d like to think of a coverup as the winter coat of beachwear – You have to wear one to walk around outside, but you should consider it part of your look right? You can’t strut around the streets post swim in your bathing suit but the perfect coverup can take you from the beach to the bar.

 

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Let’s be real, some of us don’t go to pool parties to swim – you know who you are – we’re just there to see and be seen. If this is you you’ll need a fly coverup to be part of the scene.  Nobody wants to be the girl in the pool photos wearing basketball shorts right?

 

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A brightly colored print isn’t the only thing that gives this caftan character. I love how the scoop back lets my spine soak in some sun, and the tie helps secure it in place.

 

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Dressing a coke bottle figure in free flowing fabrics can be rough – it’s easy to look like a huge blob wearing a potato sack – but the lightweight fabric, short hem and wide sleeves allow this caftan to catch my curves and embrace my shape. I love it! I’ve got more beach getaways planned this year and I fully intend to take this caftan on each journey.

 

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ELIF for Jordan Taylor runs pretty true to size – I’m a medium and so is this caftan – but if you’re on the larger end of a size I’d suggest you go up one to make sure it’s comfortable.

 

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I’m obviously into bright colors and prints but if you prefer subtlety ELIF for Jordan Taylor has a lot of minimalist options. Their Spring/Summer ’15 collection  is inspired by the untouched nature Kalaharis where the red sand dunes meet the endless deep blue sky. Most of the crochet knit tunics and sarongs come in neutral and earth tones like champagne, plum, dark gold and black.

 

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Caftan ~ c/o ELIF for Jordan Taylor | Sunglasses ~Thierry Mugler (try these) | Knuckle Ring ~ Express

As you build your vacation wardrobe make sure you check out ELIF for Jordan Taylor. Their entire collection is available at JordanTaylor.com, but select pieces can be found in brick and mortar stores like Macys and Everything But Water. Check the website for stores in your area.

 

Happy Swimming!!

Esta Fiesta is a Brooklyn based blogger with a love of music and finding new shoes. When she's not watching a movie or testing out new hair products she can be found doing Pilates - but only so she can eat from the waffle truck of course! Follow her Tweets at @ItsEstaFiesta