Finding various ways to wear a piece of clothing has been a long habit of mine and it has helped me save wardrobe space and money. Besides, maximizing your clothing pieces is another form of sustainability as you can always re-wear the same piece for different occasions. And when it comes to swimwear, there’s just as much to explore as you can wear it beyond the pool! Celebrities such as Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid have shown us the potential of wearing swimwear as part of your outfit and it is undeniably chic and versatile.
If you would like to get creative, check out how we would turn swimwear into ready-to-wear pieces:
For the ladies who prefer a little more coverage when it comes to swimwear, styling it with everyday staples is oh so easy for you. The Charlette Gingham Bikini from Andrea’s latest collection with Love, Bonito doubles up as a crop top beyond the pool. It’s sweet and flirty when paired with whichever bottoms you fancy. However, the Phillia Strap-Tie Skirt from The Editor’s Market is a personal favorite of mine as it adds a touch of detail to the outfit.
Swap your bra for a bikini top and layer it with a button-up and you have an outfit for a dinner date! A scoop neck style, like the ones from Haikini, works best with trousers if you’re looking for simplicity. They are an alternative to crop tops but they provide a lot more structure and support. To go with the monochrome theme, I would pair it with a checkered hair clip from The Editor’s Market to break through the solid colours. Psst: Haikini is the first surf-swimwear brand in Singapore so expect functionality and maximum comfort.
This underwired bikini top from Tory Burch is here for those with a smaller chest. If you own a similar underwired top, pair it with a midi skirt to balance the proportion. Play around with textures with Caravana’s leather-trimmed fringed midi skirt from Net-A-Porter for added depth to the outfit. A midi skirt is universally flattering on most body shapes and it’s a way to highlight the waist! Add a pair of heels for some length to your legs or otherwise, a pair of sandals works too for a dinner date by the beach.
Solid & Striped
Trendy prints on swimwear that might not be cool for longer than a few months can leave you wondering what you should do with them. Fret not, as you can always style them with solid color bottoms! Take the Solid & Striped brody top in zebra prints for example. The print may be a little too loud for some but tone it down with a pair of beige trousers, like the ones from Claude, for a ladies’ night out! What I love about the Zoya pants from Claude is how it looks with a fitted top. A relaxed bottom with a fitted top is always a go-to.
Whether you are laying by the pool or out for brunch, bikini tops have you covered. How else can you style your swimwear staples into everyday outfits? Let us know! In the meantime, check out our summer beauty staples to get us through this heat.