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Style Remix: Swimwear Edition

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Style remix swimwear
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On Style Remix, we show you interesting new ways to wear staples that most college girls already own, and today, we’re featuring a real summer classic: the swimsuit!

Rather than showing you new ways to wear your swimsuit to the beach or pool, we’re showing you new ways to play with beach outfits and coverups for settings like beach bonfires, boardwalks, water parks, and lounging by lakehouses.

The most common go-to’s for swimsuit coverups are sundresses, long tunic tops with loose shorts, and even the occasional maxi dress. So today, we’re pushing the envelope to show you even more ways to work your summer swimwear! We’ve even paired each look with a new favorite summer song.

P.S. – If you’re still looking for ways to feel confident in a suit, find the best fit for your body, or explore more inventive swimsuit styles, check out our other articles on swimwear.

1. Icona Pop: “I Love It (feat. Charli XCX)”

Style remix swimwear rockabilly
Product Details: Bikini, Shirt, Bow, Sunglasses, Skirt, Sandals

Much like the peppy beat of “I Love It,” this outfit has a lot of energy!

Pop a few buttons on the tie-front blouse to show off your bathing suit top, and slip on a skater skirt — it provides decent coverage and a great silhouette for this summer. With this look, you can get away with mixing prints since they’re in such small amounts: a little polka-dot in the bow, a little floral in the sunglasses, and the stripes in the bikini all work together here.

2. Jillette Johnson: “Torpedo”

Style remix swimwear funk
Product Details: Suit, Sunglasses, Headwrap, Bag, Shorts, Sandals

Torpedo” captures the easygoing vibe of summer so perfectly, and with a little soul in the vocals and reverb in the chorus, it’s got us hooked on fresh, funky, youthful style.

For this look, we paired a fringed monokini with high-waist shorts and free-spirited accessories. This look gives you legs for days: the combo of high-waisted shorts and neutral wedges will elongate those gams like nothing else. Here, we’ve paired neons and brights with neutrals for a look that’s on-trend and perfectly fresh for a summer afternoon.

3. Caro Emerald: “Back It Up”

Style remix swimwear siren
Product Details: Suit Top, Suit Bottom, Hat, Earrings, Sunglasses, Skirt, Sandals

Even though Dutch artist Caro Emerald’s CD has been out for a couple of years, “Back it Up” is just now getting popular in the US.

For this swim-friendly look, we’ve paired a bikini with a long, tulip-cut knit skirt, vintage-inspired accessories, and a glam sun hat! Channel your inner jazz crooner with shapes that not only emphasize your curves, but also provide some modest coverage. Since you’re more covered on the bottom, you could take a fashion risk and go bikini-only on top (if your location allows) or you could slip on a light, sleeveless, semi-sheer blouse, like this one.

What do you think?

Would you wear these beach separates? Which look is your favorite? How do you style your beach cover-ups? Have you listened to any of these songs? Tell us in the comments below!

Posted on on May 18, 2013 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , ,

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6 Responses to “Style Remix: Swimwear Edition”

  1. 1
    May 18th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I love how you’re using songs to create summer outfits! I followed your lead and made my own!

  2. 2
    May 18th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I didn’t know Caro Emerald was finally getting some fame here in the states. Love her.

    Great outfit for her as well!

  3. 3
    May 19th, 2013 at 4:40 am

    The only thing missing from this article is some alternative swimsuits that provide a bit more coverage.

  4. 4
    May 20th, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Love it!

  5. 5
    May 20th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Hi Destiny,

    I chose these three bikinis because they’re some of the most common styles and represent what a majority of college-aged women have in their wardrobes. Of course, any of these outfits could be worn with swimsuits with more coverage. Style Remix is more about showing what could go with a swimsuit (or other staple), rather than the variety of swimsuits themselves. If you’re interested in different swimsuit cuts, check out the links at the top of the article for fun shopping ideas!

  6. 6
    May 21st, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Whaaat. You guys know Caro Emerald? Funny how she’s getting more famous abroad than here in her home country. I guess we might already be kinda bored of her, haha

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