7 Ways Your Swimwear Can Be Worn As Casual-Wear

Rishika Devnani , 02 Jun 2020
Styling Swimwear, Sonam Babani & Komal Pandey | (Source: Instagram | @fashioneiress, @komalpandeyofficial)
Styling Swimwear, Sonam Babani & Komal Pandey | (Source: Instagram | @fashioneiress, @komalpandeyofficial)

With our suitcases stored away and passports stamp-free, summer 2020 might be on hold. However, this should not hold you back from dressing up for the vacation you very much deserve. If a beach destination was on your list this year, or you simply enjoy the water, the swimwear section of your closet must be stocked up with some great pieces. The fashion of swimwear has evolved greatly with a variety of styles and fits made available for every body shape. Whether it is bikini tops, one-pieces, or different cuts and necklines, the striking colours and features of swimwear style provide us with many more options than using them solely for the purpose intended. 

Save yourself from the guilt of splurging on swimwear that won’t be put to use this summer, and instead start incorporating them into your day-to-day clothing looks. We look for versatility in many of the fashion pieces we invest it, however, due to the big city life we ignore the potential of swimwear. Consider how a bathing suit might double up as something you can pair with other items in your closet. Layering them, using them as the base of your outfit or even as an accessory, opens doors to endless styling possibilities. You will be surprised to see the wonders of these versatile babies. Fashion gurus are already taking this dynamic style to the next level by creating sassy and unique looks. It’s time to be inspired and motivated by them, and take your summer suit out to the city! 

Scroll to find 7 ways that illustrate how you can style your swimwear as casual wear this season:

1. With Trousers

The go-to style for a lot of people, this is the easiest look to put together. Whether you go for a bikini top or a full-suit, high-waist trousers are the best-suited choice for this pairing. A simple one-piece cut-out such as Aashna Shroff’s white one paired with nude trousers is casual, yet visually interesting. The addition of a belt and high heels gives a finishing touch to the look, making it more than just an en-route beach outfit. Nonetheless, If you would like to go more daring, you can choose a plunging neckline swimsuit, or keep it sweet with simple prints. 

2. With Low-Cut Tops

The struggle is real when we have to find the right bra to match certain tops. However, a bikini top provides support and is a great substitute for a bra. Santoshi Shetty has chosen to wear her black bikini top beneath a white tube top paired with joggers. The choice of pairing black below white adds stark colour contrast to this athleisure look. A simple and comfortable style for when you are on the go. Another option would be pairing a more embellished bikini top under your tank top for a flashy look. When styled right, a peek of your bikini from a low-cut top can take the overall look from ordinary to extraordinary. 

3. With A Blazer

Komal Pandey is inspiring us in many ways with this bright and fun combination! Her choice of pink and orange block colours assembled with a pale yellow gives us the summer feels. A blazer is a great addition to make an outfit seem more formal. Nonetheless, the summer heat makes it impossible to wear a fitted blazer or layer it over a shirt. Komal’s decision of layering an over-sized blazer on top of a low-cut bikini top keeps the look breathable and sexy for a dressy night out! Don’t miss out on her colourful eye makeup to complement the playful look. We are book-marking this look for sure!

4. With A Sheer Top

Sheer tops paired with bralette’s or inners has been a trending look. Why not swap the bralette for a bikini or swimsuit? Debasree Banarjee has nailed this look with her selection of soft pastel colours. Keeping the season in mind, she has chosen pastel pink shorts and a simple strapless pastel yellow bikini top. The white sheer top with polka dot stitches and puffy sleeves draws most of your attention. In short, the choice of subtle colours and a no print bikini top keeps this look elegant. 

5. With Shorts + See-Through Cape

The true definition of summer is swimsuit + shorts. If this look is too casual for you, Juhi Godambe shows us how to style it up for a party. A Nandita Thirani long sleeveless sequined jacket layered over a bikini top and denim shorts add all the sparkle needed to this look. Additionally, Juhi has kept all other aspects of this look simple, and matched her mini Lady Dior to her bikini top to create some synergy. 

6. With A Maxi Skirt

Pairing a sarong with your swimwear is perennial and a boring look. Trade it in for an elegant flowy long skirt, or even a fun skater skirt. Yellow seems to be the colour of summer! Sonam Babani has selected a beautiful embroidered white and yellow bikini top to go with her flowy satin yellow skirt. Matching the colour your swimwear to your bottom gives an impression of a well-thought-of monochromatic look. To add a pop of colour and elevate the look, Sonam has accessorised with a Jacquemus Mini Crossbody Chiquito Bag.

7. With Overalls

A casual and easy look to keep you cool when the temperatures rise. Pick your favourite swimwear and wear it below some overalls. Moreover, if you wish to dress-up this look a bit more, go for some arm candy and fancy sandals. Sakshi Malik has kept it simple and worn a ruffled black bikini with a burgundy pinafore dress. To make the look more daring, she has chosen to unbuckle one side of the overalls, showcasing her bikini’s design. A helpful tip to keep in mind – if your swimwear has texture such as ruffles, select a fitted piece to pair it with. This ensures the textures are emphasized in the silhouette. 

It is time to maximize the swimwear styling possibilities! Let us know in the comments below how you plan to wear your swimsuit this month. 

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