It looks like this winter staple works for warmer days, too.
Bella Hadid Just Gave Us a New Idea For a Bathing Suit Cover-Up
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If you've been daydreaming about relaxing by the water, preferably on a fancy yacht with some friends, you might want to look away. It seems that Bella Hadid has been granted this exact wish, as she was spotted chilling with Hailey Bieber off the coast of Sardinia, Italy on Tuesday, June 23.

While the models were apparently participating in a fashion photo shoot together, they made sure to also pack their bikinis for the trip, along with protective face masks. Hadid even brought along one of her go-to pieces for the boat day: a classic, cropped cardigan, which she paired with tiny red shorts before changing into her bathing suit.

Bella Hadid Just Gave Us a New Idea For a Bathing Suit Cover-Up
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Sure, it may seem a little strange to wear a sweater in the heat, but seeing Hadid's summer outfit turned out to be a lightbulb moment for us. Cardigans could easily work as as a cute swimsuit cover-ups (in place of an average sarong or oversized tee), and just like Reese Witherspoon's denim jackets, are smart to have on hand should the weather get chilly. Plus, if Hadid had wanted to pack light for her getaway, she could easily turn this piece into a whole new look, pulling her favorite sexy styling trick and leaving a few buttons unfastened.

We'll definitely be packing this staple for our next beach day.