Unless you have free access to a pool or live close to a beach, the number of times you actually wear a swimsuit doesn’t usually justify the money you paid for it. With so little return on the investment, shopping for a new swimsuit can be seriously frustrating. If you thought you could only wear your swimsuit to the beach, think again!
There are plenty of ways to wear your swimsuit. It’s all about mix&match. Bring the beach to you with these tips.
Believe it or not, swimsuits can play double duty even when you are not going swimming.
Instead of buying expensive new sports wear, consider wearing your swimsuit instead. Try wearing your swimsuit as apparel for playing tennis or golf! Pair up your swim skirts with sweat free shirts or even sports bras. Sassy swim skirts and matching tankini tops are the perfect pick for an afternoon slinging tennis balls across the courts.
2. Bikini Tops as Crop Tops
There’s something quite romantic about palazzo pants or maxi skirts and a ruffled swim top that doubles as a crop top. Dress up the look with high heels, or keep it cool and casual with flats. Combine your vivid swimsuits with all your closet’s brightest pieces and well, hello color blocking!
3. Basic Black Bikini Top
If classic black bikinis are your thing, mix things up by sporting one with fun geometric straps. Give the look longevity beyond the pool by pairing it with a high-waisted circle skirt and sunnies.
For some extra support, look for a swim top with a thicker band underneath the bust. The extra material makes it easier to get away with wearing it as a normal top, as do shorts that cinch higher at the waist, or a maxi skirt.
4. Body suits
Wear your one-piece swimsuit as a bodysuit and tuck into denim shorts during the day or a pair of jeans or skirt for night. Body suits are really trendy these days. Bizarre trends these days make it possible for you to mix and match.
Rather than spending extra on them, you can get a bang for your buck by wearing your one piece swimsuit as one. And guess what, it wouldn’t even look like you are trying too hard.
5. Off Shoulder Swimming Suit
If you have a body suit that is off the shoulder and you love it so much and want to wear it as a shirt — go for it! Either pair it with a denim or wear it with a skater skirt. Off-shoulder swim suits make the most versatile form of clothing. Most of all, they double as both body suits and off shoulder tops.
If you have nothing to wear to your friend’s birthday, dorn your off shoulder tankini with ripped jeans and maybe add a cape over it and you’ll look more than ready to be the eye catcher.
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6. Crocheted Tank Top
Consider scooping up a crocheted bikini. The netted texture on this halter offers instant ventilation and allows it to double as a crop top when you’re off the beach. Combine it with a pair of shorts or high waist pants for an edgy look. In addition, accessorize the look with a cape or a shrug.
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