Jeanne Beker picks coverups and sandals perfect for Balmy or Venice Beach

One of Canada’s most trusted authorities on style and fashion, Jeanne Beker has covered the industry for more than 30 years. Now watch her in her current style editor role on TSC’s Style Matters with Jeanne Beker or tune into her podcast Beyond Style Matters, available wherever you get your podcasts.


 Transform your beachwear into all-day attire this summer! Jeanne Beker has selected the coolest coverups paired with slip-on sandals for wherever you’re travelling this season, from Balmy to Venice Beach.  

A. South Beach, Miami

“I love the idea of a mesh coverup: you can be as revealing as you want, wearing it over a swimsuit or over shorts on the beach. This one has an edgy feel to it.” Hilary MacMillan, $165, 224 Carlton St. 

B. Venice Beach, Los Angeles

“This is elegant and great for the beach, and if you accessorize, you could wear it out to a fancy dinner! A long coverup is always extra glamorous.” Sandpipers, $197, 87 Yorkville Ave.

C. Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver

“This is fun, attention-grabbing and very boho chic. It’s got a great, funky colour. You could wear this to the market or to dinner with the right accessories.” Holt Renfrew, $650, 50 Bloor St. W.

D. Coopers Beach, The Hamptons

“This is a very versatile little dress. These days, when you travel, you want to take fewer and fewer things. I love this fluid, artsy, painterly print as well.” Shan, $525, 7540 Weston Rd.

E. Balmy Beach, Toronto

“It’s really so sensual; this would look great with any kind of suit under it. I really like the cut and colour of this. The fabric makes it a really interesting piece.” Melmira, $149, 3319 Yonge St.

F. Cavendish Beach, Cavendish

“This is very playful and youthful, and it looks like eyelet lace. This could be worn just as a tunic over a pair of jeans as well. It’s just good summer fun!” Canopy Blue, $405, 2582 Yonge St. 

G. Cavendish Beach

Gravity Pope, $150, 1010 Queen St. W.

H. South Beach

Imelda, $88, 123 Roncesvalles Ave. 

I. Balmy Beach

GetOutside, $169.99, 437 Queen St. W.

J. Coopers Beach

Heel Boy, $155, 773 Queen St. W.

K. Kitsilano Beach

Maguire Shoes, $230, 1514 Dundas. St. W.

L. Venice Beach

Browns, $198, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr. 

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