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Cover-ups, Beach Bags, More: 10 Things We Love @ BU

With swim season upon us, we've provided our favorite cover-ups and beach bags to give you all those good summer beach vibes! Don't forget the sunscreen! 

NAT'S PICKS: COVER-UPS
1. Pitusa has some of my favorite cover-ups these days. I like this one because it's simple in the front with a pom-pom party in the back! 

2. Unlike most caftans, this one has nice waist definition, coverage, and a neutral print, making it great for a beach-day lunch break. 

3. The halter neck and cool print on this little gem give it a romantic whimsy—perfect for watching the sunset on the beach. 

4. The colors of this cover-up remind me of a tropical paradise! All I need is a flower in my hair and a slushy drink in hand (paper umbrella toothpick included, obvs). 

5. For a super casual, cool beach days, consider a lightweight beach pant like this.

SABRINA'S PICKS: BEACH BAGS
6. You may already know this by now, but for me camo is a neutral. So, of course, my camo tote can easily pivot to beach bag in the blink of an eye! L.L Bean still is my favorite one. You can pick with a zipper or open-top.     

7. Last year I found the cutest backpack. It’s super compact and fits a small beach towel, lotion, and a bottle. For those who are practical, the Anello backpack is for you!  

8. When I don't want to overthink it, a big tote is the answer: just put everything in and go. Rip Curl(flashback to my teen years here!!) has a chill Cali-style tote that totally does the trick!

9. Looking for something more stylish? This white, back and tan shopper is nice and practical (+ on sale! Triple win here!)

10. If you want to step it up in the style department even more: hands down, Cuyana’s oversized carryall tote. Classic shape, good quality, and works yearround. You can use it as your overnighter AND beach bag. (You know we're all about that "cost per wear"!)

Ankle Boots at the Office
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As many of you know, ankle boots (or "booties," as people like to call them) are everywhere, including the office. Not only are they on trend but also can be a nice pump alternative to keep your feet/ankles covered and warmer while maintaining a polished and professional look. If you are looking to add an ankle boot your business wardrobe, here are a few things to consider: 

1. If you plan to wear your booties with skirts, make sure the boot shaft is not too high and ends closer to your ankle than to your calf. And on that same track, only wear high-heel booties with pencil skirts—no flats! 

2. Match your tights to your booties to visually elongate your legs. Wearing contrasting colors will break up the leg line, causing your legs to appear shorter and wider (and who wants that?). 

3. Stay away from laces. Unless you work in a super casual office environment, lace-up booties are not appropriate workwear. 

4. Finally, if these boots were truly made for walking, make sure you can walk normally in them. In other words, don't get a sky-high heel that causes you to clumsily traipse into the conference room: you should be as sure on your feet as your are in your work performance!