Are Baggy Jeans the Best Beach Cover-Up? Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, and Kaia Gerber Say Yes

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Choosing a cover-up for the beach? You don’t need a wrap skirt or crochet dress if you own a pair of baggy jeans. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Emily Ratajkowski have made the case for a pair of denim at the beach—and we don’t mean cutoff shorts.

While a pair of denim pants might be an unexpected item for oceanside style (who wants to wear wet jeans?), they are actually just the right amount of casual for a day in the sand and make a nice pairing with a two-piece suit—so long as you don’t wear them right after you go for a swim. You could also take a page out of Paltrow’s playbook and throw on a pair with rolled-up cuffs for chilly summer nights or afternoon strolls along the sand.

Ahead, find four stylish ways to wear your jeans to the beach and how to shop the look.

<h1 class="title">Supermodels Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid wear tiny bikinis as they hit the beach in Miami</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Mega Agency </cite>

Supermodels Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid wear tiny bikinis as they hit the beach in Miami

Photo: Mega Agency

Bella Hadid

Baggy low-rise jeans are no match against sandy feet and are an easy way to show off high-cut bikini bottoms.

Deseda scarf

$195.00, SHOP DESEDA

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Melissa Simone Christine ruched bandeau top

$90.00, FWRD

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Off-White drawstring jeans

$571.00, FARFETCH

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Nike Air Force 1 sneakers

$90.00, NIKE

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<h1 class="title">Emily Ratajkowski Goes For A Bike Ride In The Hamptons New York After Spending Part Of The Day At The Beach</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: SplashNews.com</cite>

Emily Ratajkowski Goes For A Bike Ride In The Hamptons New York After Spending Part Of The Day At The Beach

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Emily Ratajkowski

Keep it casual with distressed denim, a baseball hat, and bare feet.

Inamorata Luciana top

$95.00, INAMORATA WOMAN

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Argento Vivo endless hoop earrings

$58.00, NORDSTROM

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Balenciaga gamer hat

$505.00, MODA OPERANDI

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Re/Done high-rise loose jeans

$295.00, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

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<h1 class="title"><em>EXCLUSIVE</em> Gwyneth Paltrow takes a stroll on the beach in Montecito after checking on the build of her eco-friendly mega mansion</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Backgrid</cite>

EXCLUSIVE Gwyneth Paltrow takes a stroll on the beach in Montecito after checking on the build of her eco-friendly mega mansion

Photo: Backgrid

Gwyneth Paltrow

Roll up your cuffs and add a nautical cardigan for an afternoon beach stroll sans swimming.

Alex Mill stripe honey cardigan

$125.00, ALEX MILL

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Aurate gold Herringbone chain necklace

$280.00, AURATE NEW YORK

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Mejuri sphere bracelet

$140.00, MEJURI

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G.Label Maverick straight-leg jeans

$295.00, GOOP

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<h1 class="title">EXCLUSIVE: What Drama? Supermodel Kaia Gerber Looks Carefree During Miami Beach Bike Ride With Pals</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: SplashNews.com</cite>

EXCLUSIVE: What Drama? Supermodel Kaia Gerber Looks Carefree During Miami Beach Bike Ride With Pals

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Kaia Gerber

Going for a bike ride? A pair of pants is always easier than a dress or wrap skirt. Keep it beach-ready with a triangle bikini and simple shades.

Frankie's Bikinis Tia ribbed triangle bikini top

$85.00, FRANKIES BIKINIS

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Lexxola Jordy sunglasses

$190.00, LEXXOLA

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The M Jewelers script nameplate choker

$160.00, NORDSTROM

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Levi's 501 straight jeans

$98.00, REVOLVE

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Originally Appeared on Vogue