Chances are that you probably think of a swimsuit as something that you wear to go swimming in, and that's it. Perhaps you wear a cute cover-up over it while walking around the beach/pool area, but, unless you live in a warm area where beach-going is a daily activity (lucky!), you probably don't consider your swimsuit to be a clothing item that can be incorporated into your summer look.
But, with the huge variety of swimsuit styles out there nowadays that so closely mirror what's going on in the rest of the fashion world, perhaps we should start thinking of swimwear as something that can be worn beyond the beach (or pool).
So, keep scrolling to see three chic swimsuit outfits for edgy, minimal, and feminine styles that can be worn not only to the beach/pool, but wherever your summer adventures may take you!
Swimsuit Outfit #1: Edgy
When you think of a black one-piece swimsuit, words like "simple" and "classic" usually come to mind. However, that certainly isn't the case with this sleek cutout number, which is at the center of this edgy, all-black, '90s-inspired look!
Layer a pair of faux-leather detail athletic-style shorts over the swimsuit for a modern sporty vibe. This combination would look amazing on its own, but if you would like some more coverage up top, add a cropped mesh top over the swimsuit as well.
These flatform strappy sandals are perfect for achieving that on-trend ugly-cool look, while an Adidas logo baseball cap and round sunglasses ensure that your face is protected from the sun.
Finally, this men's drawstring backpack, which features cool faux-leather details, is the perfect way to finish off this killer look.
Swimsuit Outfit #2: Minimal
If your style is on the softer side, then you'll love this breezy, minimal look, which revolves around a timeless (and flattering!) red one-piece swimsuit.
Begin by layering the swimsuit under a pair of lightweight belted wide-leg pants. Next, add a loose-fitting tie-front shirt on top, being sure to leave at least several buttons undone to allow the swimsuit's bright color to flash through.
Chunky metallic silver sandals help to balance out the flowiness of the outfit a little bit, while white cat-eye sunglasses add a touch of retro flair.
Put all of your essentials for the day into a trendy netted tote, and tie your hair back with a scrunchie with metallic threading -- a fun alternative to your basic black hair elastics. Complete this sophisticated outfit by accessorizing with a rainbow beaded bracelet, which adds a perfectly subtle pop of color.
Swimsuit Outfit #3: Feminine
Feminine girls, this one's for you! You're sure to fall in love with this beautiful printed bikini, whose details -- ruffles, double-strap caged wrap closure, and side ties -- are enough to win over anyone who appreciates the prettiest things in life.
Begin by pairing the bikini with a bright yellow top, whose open tie-front style allows the top to peek through. Then, add some classic white high-rise shorts that'll make your legs look super-long. Slip on some frayed denim slides, and grab a bamboo backpack for a slightly different take on the straw-bag trend.
Transparent honey-colored sunglasses are sure to make any complexion pop, while a delicate crystal necklace is a great way to accessorize this look in a low-key-but-pretty way.
Lastly, don't forget to spritz some of Sol De Janeiro's sweet, summery fragrance before heading out the door.
What do you think?
Have you ever styled a swimsuit for non-beach/pool-related activities? If so, how did you do it? Which of these looks best fits in with your personal style?
Let me know in the comments!