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Summertime is an endless battle of trying to beat the heat, which ultimately translates to numerous days spent poolside or maybe even several long weekend getaways to the nearest beach or lake. Whatever the case, we tend to spend a lot more time outdoors to catch some rays and take in the fresh air. With this carefree, summer lifestyle, you are going to want a wardrobe to match. Luckily, bathing suits have come a long way and there are so many different styles to play with.
Whether you are the girl to throw on her bikini and head out the door, or the girl who loves to play up her look with accessories, or even the girl who creates an entire outfit out of her beachwear – we rounded up some summer swimsuit outfits to give you all the inspiration you might need. Shop our favorite looks below.
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1) Bright Bikini + Stripe Over-Shirt + Baseball Cap
If you are indeed that girl who loves a no-fuss, summer look, you can keep it simple with a bright bikini set. Layer on your favorite striped shirt as a cover up and play up the easygoing vibe with a baseball cap, dainty gold chain and your summer tan. Stripes are always a summer favorite and this particular combo is a great way to play with color.
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2) Underwire Bikini + Short Suit
Take your office poolside, literally. We love the idea of incorporating your favorite bikini into a WFH outfit. This minimal black bikini top layers so well with a summer suit, i.e. a boyfriend blazer and high-waisted shorts. Don’t be afraid to throw on your heels to complete this business casual look, but feel free to slip into sandals or sneakers for extra comfort.
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3) Bikini Set + Palazzo Pants
If you are in search of a modern, chic outfit to sport to the beach, definitely give palazzo pants a try. These lightweight, flared bottoms are perfect for popping over your favorite suit from bikini sets to one-pieces in a range of prints and colors. Plus, this is the perfect option if you are transitioning from the beach right to the local restaurant or bar. Complete the look with a wide-brim sun hat!
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4) Floral One-Piece + Shirt Dress + Straw Fedora
Anything linen is a summertime necessity, especially when it is in the form of a white button-down. Whether yours is oversized or longline, it is a great coverup to throw over any bathing suit. Keep the natural fabric theme going with a straw hat and a cute jute waist bag or beach bag! Since this look leans on the minimal side, go bold with a statement floral bikini or one-piece.
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5) Vintage Glam
If you have an affinity for all things vintage, you are going to most definitely want to invest in a high-rise one piece. The higher cut elongates the legs and slims the body. Don’t stop there though – opt for a cool animal print like zebra and look for ruched details to add visual interest. Of course, incognito sunglasses and wide-brimmed hat complete your vintage glam aesthetic. This look will definitely turn heads whether you’re laying on the beach, by the pool, or catching some rays in the comfort of your backyard.
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6) Menswear-Inspired Cover-Up
Whether you’re rocking a floral or solid-colored swimsuit, oversized, menswear inspired tops make for the perfect cover up. Solid neutrals or tropical patterns make it really suitable for sweltering lazy summer days. Keep the look feminine by wearing the over shirt unbuttoned and dress it up with your favorite shell accessories.
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7) Sporty Chic
For my sporty gals, it is time to get creative. Take advantage of the swimsuit season and try out wearing your favorite one piece out to the courts. We love how this minimal bathing suit pairs so well with a casual baseball cap and some vintage sneakers! The beauty of a simple one-piece is that it doubles up as a bodysuit so you can also throw on your favorite sweat shorts or sweat pants to stroll around the park.
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8) 90’s Revival
Fashion trends are cyclical – even when it comes to bathing suits. One of the biggest summer trends this year is the revival of the 90’s bikini. High waisted bikini bottoms provide a cheeky, flirty flair and are an essential to complete a retro-inspired look. Keep a lightweight button-down top on hand in case it gets chilly or to shield yourself from the sun.
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The sarong is a beach coverup that will stand the test of time. Essentially, it is a piece of fabric that is wrapped around the waist. There are so many styles, colors and patterns out there that can match with your bikini or one piece. Complete the look with some summer wedges and you are ready to go!
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10) Feminine One-Piece & Hair Scarf
This summer, upgrade your poolside style with a feminine one-piece swimsuit. This dainty, pastel blue style is an absolute dream. We love the details like the scalloped edge, embroidered flower and demi-cup bra. You can even wear this under a tennis skirt or pair with some high-waisted denim shorts. All you need to put on the finishing touches is a hair scarf.
These 10 swimsuit outfits will surely get you through all your summer vacations whether you’ll be in the waters, sipping a margarita, or indulging in a good book in the balmy heat.