A pareo is the ultimate summertime multitasker. The most classic way to style it is as a skirt — just wrap around your waist, then knot at one side or in the center, either tucking in the ends or leaving them loose. Perfect with a t-shirt, a button-down shirt, or a bikini. You can also wear it as a scarf, a wrap, and, with a few more knots and twists, a halter dress. This one's made with lightweight, striped Japanese lawn.
“Because it is just a rectangle of fabric, a pareo can be anything you want it to be. It is a skirt – a dress – a scarf – a halter – a jumpsuit – even a major head wrap. Off the body, it can be a picnic blanket, a place to sit on the beach, a sunshade, a tent for your little ones, even a cape for an imaginative toddler.”