You have been invited to a beach outing with the girls and are excited. The problem is that you don’t really want to walk around the beach in a bikini because you are so body conscious and a sarong will not do. Say hello to your new best friend: the caftan. A caftan is a sexy light cover-up for lounging around the beach or pool. What is great about wearing a caftan is that you can add a belt and accessories to make it into a night time outfit for hanging at the bar by the pool. Here is one of my favorites from Natori. The Soleil Caftan, $225, comes in a gorgeous orange-brown patterned polyester that is a must for your beach wardrobe.