How to Plan an Outfit Around a Bathing Suit
Pool party? Beach barbecue? Dayclub? (That’s a thing, right?) Going out in the summer often means being in a bathing suit for part of the time. So what to wear around it? We rounded up 13 tips, complete with advice on the best fabrics to combat heat, wardrobe basics that always work, and more.
Read on for our guide to poolside/beachside style, here.
Muzungu Sisters Frangipani Tiered Cotton Dressmatchesfashion.com
Opt for natural fabrics like cotton or linen that can handle the forecast.
Jacquemus Capri Fringe Tweed Skirtmodaoperandi.com
All you really need is a cute bottom when you’re wearing a one-piece bathing suit. We love this summery Jacquemus skirt, but denim cut-offs always work.
Cayo Bikini Bottomthereformation.com
If you’re feeling carefree, we love how simple a t-shirt looks over a bikini.
Alexachung Denim Overallsnet-a-porter.com
Overalls are easy to wear over swimsuits.
Zara Tie Dye Swimsuitzara.com
When the sun goes down a lightweight jacket is key.
I love this coordinating look from Cult Gaia, which sticks to a basketweave theme.
Tallulah Bean Bag, $198; cultgaia.com
H&M Bikini Bottoms High Waisthm.com
You probably own a white button-down for work. Convert it for the weekend by layering it over your swimsuit.
Echo Pompom Pareonordstrom.com
A Pareo, interchangeable with the term sarong, is a large piece of fabric that can be worn as a skirt, dress, or scarf. With all these options, pareos are an easy-to-pack solution for any summer event.
Roxy x UO Floral Bucket Haturbanoutfitters.com
You can never have too much sun protection!
& Other Stories Hawaiian Print Shortsstories.com
Hawaiian print is one of the top trends of 2019. For a dad-on-vacation look, search your local tourist shops. There are feminine styles to choose from too, like this affordable set.
Simon Miller Green Blackout Platform Sandalsssense.com
If flat sandals aren’t for you, try platforms that won’t sink into the lawn.
Rachel Antonoff Vinita Pleated Skirtgarmentory.com
You match your bathing suit so you might as well coordinate your outfit. Printed sets are a fun for summer, and I love this prawn-printed look from Rachel Antonoff.
Tory Burch Embroidered Beach Caftantoryburch.com
Dresses are a sensible choice for pool parties, but how often do you get to wear a caftans? Every caftan opportunity should be seized with relish.