How to Style Your Swim

Style Your Swimsuit from the Beach to the Streets

Spring and Summer are the perfect seasons to get creative and playful with your wardrobe. You’re ready to shed dark, heavy winter clothes and embrace new, fun colors and lighter fabrics to welcome warmer weather. This more relaxed season is a great time to mix swimwear into your regular wardrobe to create unexpected and unique looks. The key to integrating swimwear into your street looks is layering so it doesn’t look like you’re just covering up a swimsuit. Think of replacing a wardrobe basic like a tank top or bodysuit for a swim tank or one piece. When you use your swim pieces as the base layer you can build an outfit around it that stands out and keeps you cool and comfortable. Ready to make a splash and wear your swimsuit beyond the beach? Dive into our tips to learn how to style your swimsuit from the beach to the streets and you’ll make a splash this season.

How to Pick the Right Suit:

  • Choose high quality swim pieces made in soft fabrics that will be comfortable and look more like regular clothes. 
  • You’ll be more comfortable if you can go braless so choose swimwear with sewn-in or removable cups and your level of desired support through elastics or underwire. 
  • String tie swimsuits can become uncomfortable under layers so choose styles that will lay flat against your body. 
  • You can use solid colors for a chic look or a fun print for more playful style.

Look #1: Casual Daytime

This outfit is perfect for outdoor get-togethers like music festivals, backyard BBQs or seaside lunch. Start with a swim tank with an interesting design like a bandeau neckline, button front closure, or waistline tie. Pair with your favorite denim shorts or a patterned style. Layer a lightweight kimono or poncho to complete the look. Note: If you plan to swim, just wear your suit bottoms under the shorts and bring a dry pair of underwear to change into afterward.

Look #2: Night Out

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Headed out for drinks or dancing (or both)? This is a great opportunity to try the bodysuit with jeans trend with a twist. Instead of a bodysuit swap in your favorite one piece. Go for the drama with a monokini cut out style, deep plunge neckline or back, or a high neck with open back. Pair with your favorite heels or dressy flats.

Look #3: Day to Night

Love looks that can take you from brunch to a dip in the pool to happy hour? This multi-tasking outfit can be dressed down with flats or add wedges or heels to take it into the evening. Swap your favorite bralette for a bikini top like a classic bandeau style or pull-on style and let it playfully peek out of your top.

Ready to make your swimsuit the star of your Spring/Summer wardrobe? 

Show us your looks by tagging @blackpearlswim and @theboutiquehub using hashtag #swimsuitoffthebeachstyle

Molly is Founder and CEO of Black Pearl Swimwear, a company committed to creating swimsuits that perfectly blend comfort, performance and chic style through a fun and uplifting shopping experience. Molly’s swimwear collection has been featured in The Market @ Macy’s, Styled Seattle and she is a member of the Boutique Hub and Female Founder Collective. Molly is also a community advocate for girl empowerment and leadership development for women.

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