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5 Beach-to-Street Ways to Wear a Rash Guard

The Rash Guard

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Technology and versatility all in one pretty package: That's this Adidas by Stella McCartney rash guard ($130; adidas.com) in a nutshell. The neutral, floral print makes it mixable with all of summer's brights, while the UPF 15+ material protects you from the sun's damaging rays, no matter where you are. So whether you're headed to the beach, barre, or brunch, consider this your new go-to top. (Need a bottom to go with that top? Find The Most Flattering Bikini Bottom for Your Butt.)

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On the Water

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The body-skimming pullover shines in its natural environment when paired with a luxe two-piece ($395; lisamariefernandez.com). The high-waisted bottom means it won't shift on sand or surf. And when you pair it with mirrored Dragon Alliance shades ($140; dragonalliance.com) and sporty Teva sandals ($40; zappos.com), you'll be the hottest thing on the beach.

 

At the Studio

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Print mixing 101: Stick to similar color palettes. Graphic black-and-white Sweats by Norma Kamali pants ($150; intermixonline.com) and top ($150; intermixonline.com) are the perfect counterpart to the top's flowery print. Have a little fun by adding colorful footwear ($99.99; underarmour.com) for your stylish trek to the gym. (Psst...grab a pair of The Best Sneakers to Crush Your Workout Routines.)

Tackling Your To-Do List

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Thanks to a little strategic layering, you'll never look better when running errands. A '90s classic, denim overalls ($118; madewell.com) are back in a big way—and they're perfect for slipping over a printed top. Add a panama hat ($58; jcrew.com) and floral ASH slides ($142; farfetch.com), and no one will suspect that your beach standby is doing double duty.

On the Run

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A black and white print is the perfect backdrop for summer's brightest neons. Whether you're pounding the pavement or the trail, slip into these neon pink running shorts ($62.99; lornajane.com) to stay cool, and acid yellow APL sneakers ($150; intermixonline.com) to go the distance. For extra sun protection, top off your look with a white mesh hat ($25; athleta.gap.com). (Upgrade your summer shorts situation with one of 20 Athletic Short Shorts for Warm Weather Workouts.)

At Brunch

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Florals + florals = double the outfit envy. Your friends will drool over this look, thanks to a strategically matched Topshop floral skirt ($55; topshop.com). The smaller blue print pairs well with the more spacious black-and-white patterned top. For good measure, add a white Isabel Marant sneaker ($480; barneys.com) to play up the blue in the skirt, and a sporty Koku bucket bag ($245; shopbop.com) to balance out the look.

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