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Early Access for Complete Insiders, How To: Sarongs + Bonus Halter Neck Tops

This enhanced edition of the Style Vault comes with a bonus how-to guide for wearing a gorgeous cover-up 2 ways. Works with most sarongs!

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I have always loved a sarong. And you know I love love love any item that can be worn multiple ways. Two-in-one is practically a prerequisite when we're shopping for clients. And this Caravana sarong is not to be underestimated for its versatility. (1) Wear it as a swimsuit coverup skirt/sarong and (2) tie it up as a halterneck top. Only Complete Insiders like you are getting our halterneck how-to guide.

CARAVANA - LEATHER-TRIMMED FRINGED COTTON-GAUZE SKIRT

But first, it must be pointed out that none of this is allowed at the pool or beach.

Canoeing? Yes. Swim meet? Maybe. But that's about it.

So...moving right along...

Related: What Is The Best Swimsuit For Your Shape?

One Cover-Up, Two Ways

1. Sarong.  I've grown to really love a skirt because it's a nice way to cover up without missing out on any sun while walking along the beach or to grab a cold tea. Plus, it's easy access if you're wearing a hat (which you are, aren't you??) and don't want to pull anything over your head.

2. Halterneck. Another fun way to style your sarong in to a top.

 

How-To Guides: How To Tie Sarongs and Halter Neck Tops

This sarong makes it pretty easy with the leather ties...here are a few pics of the sarong itself followed by how to make it look like this.

Typically, I don't favor a bow when there's a tie involved, but the leather is tough enough here to make up for the sweetness and bulkiness of a bow.

How To Tie A Sarong

Start with a long rectangle.

Cross the two ends.

Just keep pulling them around your waist til the ties meet. I'll often wiggle the skirt around so there's a double layer on my backside.

Tie her up and voila! Should take you about 30 seconds.

 

How To Tie A Halter Neck Top

*this guide for Complete Insiders only 

I love a halter top - it flatters any woman because it shows off our shoulders, always a good feature!

This piece is short, but with a longer piece of fabric, you could wear it as a dress (still in the cover-up category since it's pretty bare).

Start as before, like the sarong, holding both ends, with the fabric behind you.

Cross them in front.

Bring the ends behind your neck and tie them.

You'll probably need to adjust the fabric under your arms.

Halter top or sarong, two-in-one!

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