Fashion 10 Super Helpful, Unique Beach Cover-Up Ideas By Illustrated by Olivia de Recat Updated on July 24, 2017 @ 03:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Olivia de Recat Tunics, sarongs, ponchos, kaftans, wraps...call them whatever you want. They're beach cover-ups, and there are way too many options to choose from. We at InStyle.com do our best to narrow down your options, but as shoppers ourselves, we know it can still be overwhelming. That's when a little something called humor comes in handy. Meet Olivia de Recat, a Seattle-born illustrator and writer who currently works on The Late Late Show with James Corden. She personally has been using a "thick layer of sand as a swimsuit cover-up for 26-years," according to her, so she is the perfect person to ideate on some...alternative approaches to cover-ups. "Some approach disrobing at the beach with unbridled confidence, others with crippling anxiety," de Recat tells InStyle.com. "In this series, I imagined a less-than-enthused beach goer finding increasingly absurd ways to cover up." 01 of 10 Squad Floatie Olivia de Recat Because floating flamingos aren’t just for the ‘gram. 02 of 10 Grandfather’s trench coat Olivia de Recat For those covert beach days. 03 of 10 Thick layer of sand Olivia de Recat Effective, environmentally friendly and free? We’re sold. 04 of 10 Wine barrel Olivia de Recat Bonus points if you drink the wine first. 05 of 10 Fitted bedsheet Olivia de Recat Go from bed burrito to beach bum. 06 of 10 Bearskin rug Olivia de Recat They do say that two heads are better than one. 07 of 10 Extra large box of pizza Olivia de Recat How do you get an empty box that big? You’ve got to eat your way there. Win-win. 08 of 10 Extra large paper bag Olivia de Recat When you’re super serious about avoiding any and all tan lines. 09 of 10 Fake Picasso painting Olivia de Recat Nobody can argue that you’re not a work of art. 10 of 10 Some guy Olivia de Recat We call this one 'making use of your surroundings.' Yeah, that’ll do.