The funniest thing happened over my birthday. My sister and mother both sent me sarongs as gifts! Without consulting one another, they each thought a sarong would be the perfect piece for my summer travels. Rightly so. Caftans are dramatic, but sarongs are versatile. A few tying ideas:
- Where it around your neck as a scarf on the flight;
- Lay it out flat on the sand as a beach blanket in a pinch;
- Fold it in half twice and wrap it around your waist for a knee-length cover-cover-up; and
- Fold it in half once and wrap it around your waist for an ankle-legth skirt (pictured above).
Ready for the expert level? I tried every style in this amazing sarong tutorial. All of them were easy to tie, but I’m not sold the “harem pants” look… A few shopping ideas for a sarong:
This Lily and Lionel watercolor sarong would look gorgeous over a black one-piece suit.
This Roberta Roller Rabbit sarong is light and airy on hot days. I can see it with a pink bikini.
This Star Mela sarong’s pom-pom edge is super fun. Great with a white t-shirt and jean jacket.
Best part? One size truly fits all. There is nothing so-wrong when it comes to a sarong (don’t hate me for that joke). I hope you are in a beachy frame of mind this week…but for now, a few links:
- The 12 Sexiest Ways to Wear a Sarong (Cosmopolitan)
- This Hawaiian company lets you design your own sarong (Pareo Island)
- Sarong-tying clasps, if you don’t trust your knot-tying skills (Fair Winds Sarongs)