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Serena & Lily
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3

We’ve long-loved Serena & Lily’s cheery throws and graphic rugs. In fact, we’ve often wished they were wearable.

So naturally, we were pretty pumped when the Sausalito-based designers (Serena Dugan and Lily Kanter) launched their first collection of summer accessories: totes, beach bags and, you guessed it, sunny sarongs.

The inestimable pareos--a mere $38--come in an array of effervescent patterns such as a modern toile we’re loving in citron and a striped print accented with darling tassels. But most impressive is their versatility. Multitasking as scarves, sundresses, beach blankets… Seriously, what can’t these sarongs do?

A master of sarong tying (something that admittedly befuddles us), Dugan shared one of her favorite ways to fashion a pareo as a halter dress:

1. Wrap the sarong around you like a towel with the opening in front. Then gather the fabric near the two top corners and wrap one side across your chest.
2. Pull that corner diagonally, toward your shoulder. Do the same with the other corner.
3. Tie the two ends together behind your neck.
4. Proceed to the beach in style.

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