After doing some digging through last years clothing for swimsuits, shorts, etc I came across this sarong that I purchased from the Gap several years ago... I am really good about remembering when I buy things, in like a really weird way. And I dated this purchase back to when I was pregnant with my first - that would have been the summer of 2004. It matched my (hideous) pink maternity swim suit. Aaaaany way, how is that for useless knowledge?
Without further ado (or useless knowledge....) here it is... three ways! (And while not one includes a swimsuit - I'm not that crazy to put myself up here in a swimsuit... any of the variations could and will include a swimsuit... just not on this blog!)
I definitely went out on a limb with the tank option. But in the end, I really, really like it and will definitely keep this look cued up for a summer party (any one want to invite me to a summer party?). This just shows that sometimes going out on a limb with your clothing works (we all know that at other times, it definitely does not).
(Sarong/Tank, Gap; White Pants, Gap; Wedges, Cynthia Vincent for Target; Bangles, Various)
The skirt version was actually my first and favorite... I wore this to the beach on Memorial Day weekend. I don't know a girl alive that doesn't like to cover her hiney at the beach or pool now and then. I mean come on, how did guys get full length shorts as an option and we get fig leaves?
(Sarong/Skirt, Gap; White Tee, Gap; Necklace, Old Navy; Wedges, Cynthia Vincent for Target)
When I look at all three of these outfits and try to choose a favorite, it's almost impossible. Really. SO many good options here. But the scarf version is great because it is the most practical (and I'm nothing if not practical). I could see this scarf brightening any fall/winter/spring day.
(Sarong/Scarf, Gap; White Tee, American Apparel; Skinny Jeans, F21; Wedges, Cynthia Vincent for Target)
I tried to scrounge up some similar sarongs... this is all I could find (at a decent price):
Roberta Roller Rabbit Clara, Piperlime, $55
Roberta Roller Rabbit Francesca, Piperlime, $55
Roberta Roller Rabbit Gwen, Piperlime, $55
I am very happy to report that all three of those are amazing options. I would like one or three of those myself! And really when you see how versatile it can be... how can you not?
If you are an amazing DIY'er (which I am not) I think you could use some fabric from the fabric store too... really a sarong is a rectangle piece of fabric. Nothing more!