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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.

1Assume your clothes will get wet

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Opt for natural fabrics like cotton or linen that can handle the forecast.

2Focus on your bottoms

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Jacquemus Capri Fringe Tweed Skirtmodaoperandi.com

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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.

3No pants, no problem

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Cayo Bikini Bottomthereformation.com

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If you’re feeling carefree, we love how simple a t-shirt looks over a bikini.

4Go simple with coveralls

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Alexachung Denim Overallsnet-a-porter.com

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Overalls are easy to wear over swimsuits.

5Don’t forget a jacket

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Zara Tie Dye Swimsuitzara.com

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When the sun goes down a lightweight jacket is key.

6Accessories makes the look
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I love this coordinating look from Cult Gaia, which sticks to a basketweave theme.

Tallulah Bean Bag, $198; cultgaia.com

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7A white button-down is a classic solution

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H&M Bikini Bottoms High Waisthm.com

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You probably own a white button-down for work. Convert it for the weekend by layering it over your swimsuit.

8Sarong, it’s so right

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Echo Pompom Pareonordstrom.com

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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.

9Always wear a hat

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Roxy x UO Floral Bucket Haturbanoutfitters.com

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You can never have too much sun protection!

10Dip your toes in a new print

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& Other Stories Hawaiian Print Shortsstories.com

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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.

11Try to avoid heels

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Simon Miller Green Blackout Platform Sandalsssense.com

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If flat sandals aren’t for you, try platforms that won’t sink into the lawn.

12Choose matching sets

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Rachel Antonoff Vinita Pleated Skirtgarmentory.com

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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.

13Wear a dress that rarely works elsewhere

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Tory Burch Embroidered Beach Caftantoryburch.com

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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.

 

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