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As the oh-so-very wise saying goes, "Life's a beach and I'm just playing in the sand." Lol okay, so that was definitely one of Lil Wayne's old rap lyrics, but I think it's totally fitting to quote, seeing how fashion is truly giving us so many ways to toy around and repurpose our beachwear this summer. The latest thing being: the sarong skirt. Oh, but let's make this clear—it's the new and improved sarong skirt that is elevated in every. Single. Way. Designers like Brandon Maxwell, Tory Burch, and Stella Jean will provide ya with easy proof.
If you're visualizing those lil wrap thingies you throw on after you've gotten out of the ocean, you're not wrong...just imagine 'em a little more refined. Essentially, these wrap skirts (that tie around the waist) are actually designed to be worn for occasions beyond the beach. We're talking brunch, fancy soirees, partying with the girls, date night—you name it. They're so versatile that you can style 'em with pretty much anything (like that fun summer sweater you just got and a chic, lightweight jacket). Wherever you're headed, I found you a sarong skirt that'll work for you whether you're wearing your fave bikini with it or not!
Our top picks for the best sarong skirts in 2023:
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