1. Bikini Tops = Crop Tops
It's summer, it's hot, give us a break. We want to look amazing, while still managing the heat. A bikini top is the perfect transitional piece from a beachy afternoon to a coffee date (or even oceanside nightlife). It all depends on how you wear it. Pair it with a mid-length denim skirt and a slouchy sweater and you've got the cute, casual look down. This Instagram inspiration may not actually be a bikini top, but you get the idea.
2. Make A One-Piece Suit Less Casual
Bodysuits, leotards, whatever your preferred terminology — they're basically one-piece bathing suits, and they're just as trendy as they are easy to style. Find a one-piece with a unique neckline or cute halter top, and dress it down with a button-up (sleeves rolled and barely buttoned, of course) and a pair of distressed jeans or fitted shorts. Marysia Swim has got the clever neckline look down, so check out their swimwear for your next office ensemble.
3. Opt For Something Strappy
Replace your usual strappy tank with that one suit that gives you the craziest of tan lines, and you'll look very on trend. Throw on a few pieces of dainty jewelry to calm down the chaos of such a bold neckline.
4. When In Doubt, Denim
Sure, it comes in all shades of that patriotic blue, but denim truly is the ultimate neutral. Whether you've got the coverage of a one-piece or a little fringe halter-top, denim shorts, jeans, or a high-waisted skirt are the perfect pair.
5. Show, Don't Tell
Thanks to #MyCalvins, showing a little brief isn't taboo, it's fashion-forward. Replace your undergarments with the striking pattern of your favorite bathing suit bottom, and let it peak through your denim shorts for a little added shock factor.
6. Put Your Back Into It
Anyone who says a one-piece bathing suit can't be sexy has obviously never seen one with a lace-up or open back. Who wouldn't want to take that level of chic onto the street? Pair it with some flair jeans and you're in business. Check out Lonely Label's #LonelySwim looks and their several backless little numbers.
7. Get Cozy In Crochet
8. Accessorize With Leather
9. Replace The T-Shirt
I am a big fan of the snarky T-shirt (especially when the text involves "Male Tears") but let your suit speak volumes for once. Pick out a one-piece with enough room for everything you want to say.
10. Rock It Under The Robe
Throw on a kimono or winged robe over your swimwear and you've got a sleek, sexy post-pool ensemble. Add a belt and some gladiators for a more put-together look.Images: troprouge (2), ashleymoussa, marysiaswim (2), djamiladelpino, lonelylingerie, nastygal, sahararayswim,nadiaaboulhosn, patymua_official/Instagram