Sarongs are far more versatile than we tend to give them credit for. This nifty stretch of fabric boasts a practical purpose, sure; it’s a quick way of covering up post-sea swim. But it can also be the basis of many a holiday look, on and off the beach.
Any sarong you pack will be taking up precious suitcase space (though admittedly not much), so it’s worth maximising the outfits you get out of it. You can wrap it into a strapless dress shape or tie it around your hair, but there’s one use we think trumps all the others: Treat your beach wrap as a skirt, knotted at the waist, and we promise you the results will be effortlessly stylish. We’re talking about the kind of breezy, “just threw it on” aesthetic that travel influencers radiate.
Speaking of influencers, we knew they’d be best placed to offer up some inspiration on how to wear a sarong this summer. Check out five laid-back outfits below, from simple swimwear looks to evening-friendly ensembles.