It’s been pretty hot lately, hasn’t it, ladies?
With the summer heat alive and kicking, we’re all planning our weekend escapes to the beach, or at least pretending to be oceanside as we soak up some rays while swimming in a pool. That means it’s time to share some outfits featuring swimsuits so that you’re ready to jump into the water at any given point.
And if you’re nowhere near a body of water or don’t have access to a pool, no worries. The awesome thing about the swimsuit outfits we’re featuring today is that they aren’t you’re typical sarong + bikini top combination that really should only be worn near the sea or a pool. While the clothing combos below are originally intended for a fashionista’s beach getaway, you can totally pull them off on the weekends in the city. And hey, if you and your friends end up having a spontaneous pool party, you’ll be totally prepared!
So whether you’re driving up to Subic on early Saturday morning or spending your weekend in Quezon City, these ensembles will surely offer some inspiration for your summer wardrobe.
Swimsuit Outfit #1: Bandeau Bikini + Overalls
I’ve mentioned this a couple times in the past, but for those who are new to the blog, if you were ever wondering how to look like and feel like an adult in the childhood staple known as overalls, wear them with some kind of cropped top. When it comes to your swimwear, think two-pieces with tops such as a cropped cami or a bandeau. This two-piece bikini from Kily is a perfect example of what type of swimsuits to match with your shortalls, skirt overalls, and just whatever kind of overalls you have in your collection.
Swimsuit Outfit #2: Cropped Bikini Top + Palazzo Pants
Palazzo pants, gauchos, and any loose, high waist pant silhouettes in general, are excellent pairings with two-pieces that have a cropped top, which normally come with high waist bottoms, like this high waist two-piece bikini from OEM. Loose pants work with a variety of silhouettes on top, though arguably the best combination that looks the best across all body types is a fitted crop top + wide leg pants. Not only that, the contradiction between the tight and loose separate is definitely on trend, and probably will be for a very long time.
Swimsuit Outfit #3: Triangular Bikini + Wrap Dress
Swimwear these days have taken on a variety of silhouettes, and clearly, we’ve come a long way from the humble triangular bikini that had way too many places to tie up. Unfortunately, triangular bikini tops can’t exactly pass off as tops like most other swimsuit separates, considering anything that shape is normally dubbed as a swimsuit or a bralette. However, this basic string bikini works well with v-necks and anything low-cut that deems it difficult to wear a bra with, such as a wrap dress. Just make sure that the fabric of the wrap dress is dark or at least thick so that it conceals the lines of your bikini bottoms.
Swimsuit Outfit #4: Sexy One-Piece + Boyfriend Jeans
There are lots of ways to wear a one-piece with a plunging neckline, though perhaps our favorite look is when it’s paired with something more traditionally masculine, such as boyfriend jeans. Just imagine this low-cut one-piece swimsuit from from OEM worn with some loose denim, may it be distressed or cropped. Boyfriend jeans are great for dialing back on the revealing nature of a sexy one-piece, making the whole look more approachable in the cityscape. If you still don’t feel like you’re covered enough, throw on a blazer with matching heeled ankle boots.
Swimsuit Outfit #5: Basic One-Piece + Jogger Pants
If you’re looking for a more laid-back or sporty look, wear an athletic or basic one-piece with jogger pants and sneakers. This low-back one-piece swimsuit from KikayStyle looks like any regular tank top, but don’t restrict yourself to basic hues. Whether you have a pinstripe monokini or a neon yellow one-shoulder number, jogger pants will give your swimsuit that athleisure vibe that’s so worthy of an Instagram snap.
Got any outfit ideas of your own? There are tons of fabulous swimwear inspired outfits out there, but feel free to share your suggestions and favorite ensembles in the comments section!
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.