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How To Wear a Bikini After Hours

Now that summer is here, you’re probably super excited about wearing your swimsuits out and about. There’s nothing better than finding an amazing swimsuit that you love and want to wear every day. 

While it might not be the most common thing, nothing’s stopping you from wearing your swimsuits outside of the beach or pool. One of the best things about swimwear is how versatile it can be. Your favorite bikini or one-piece can easily be transitioned into a day-on-the-town look by simply pairing it with your daily clothes. 

This is a great opportunity to get creative! You can turn your string bikini into a shirt or a bra or use a one-piece as a super supportive bodysuit. 

Of course, your more full-coverage pieces will be easier to incorporate into your daily wardrobe. For example, wearing a midkini top or a one-shoulder one-piece in place of a crop top or a bodysuit is a quick and seamless swap. 

If you’re ready to take your swimwear from the beach to the streets, keep reading. We’ve got plenty of suggestions about how you can make the most out of your swimsuit collection.

How Can I Style One-Pieces?

Simply Patterned

One-pieces are an awesome choice because they’re just like a bodysuit. If you keep this in mind, it’ll be easy to put together a killer outfit with your swimsuit as a top. For example, we love pairing our Twisted Bamboo Lingerie One Piece with some straight-legged beige jeans, fun sandals, and colorful accessories. 

One-Shoulder Silhouette

Another one-piece outfit you can go for is a trendy one-shoulder look. Take our Sunscape Lace Back One-Shoulder One-Piece suit, for instance. 

With its super stylish cut-out, you can pair it with basically anything for a killer outfit. Try it out with a faux leather mini skirt, comfortable mules, and a fun tote bag for the perfect weekend market outfit when the weather’s too hot to handle.

A Chic Classic

For a classic look with a sultry twist, go for our Changing Tides Plunge One Piece paired with some extra high-waisted black linen shorts. Throw a white linen overshirt on top for a little extra coverage, and add some comfy chunky sandals. Finish the look with jewelry and a large straw hat.

Monochrome

A go-to trend when subbing in your swimwear is monochrome! We’d suggest our Island Goddess Multi-Strap Cross-Back One Piece in black with a matching black maxi skirt. 

Add either fully matching accessories or create some contrast with accessories in white. This ‘fit is elegant and sophisticated, so you’ll look effortlessly put together. Finish this outfit off with a dramatic sun hat and some killer cat-eye sunglasses for a touch of 1950s glamour, and let your inner Hollywood diva shine! 

Sporty Spice

If you’re more into a sporty silhouette, then our Island Goddess Paddlesuit One Piece is a must-have in your collection.

Pair this piece with loose track-suit poppers pants and comfortable sneakers, then add a retro varsity jacket and a cool backpack to complete the look. Pack some sunglasses that match the look, and you’re ready for whatever the day brings.

High-Neck One Piece

For the more tropical and casual fashionistas, we’ve got the perfect outfit. Reach for our Tropics Of Tropez High-Neck Keyhole One Piece, a white tennis-style skirt, and some slip-on sneakers. 

If there’s a light breeze in the morning, wear a colored denim jacket that matches one of the colors in your one-piece. All you need is a nylon crossbody bag and your favorite sunnies, and you’re set!

How Can I Style a Bikini Top?

Bandeau

Wearing a bandeau midkini is essentially like wearing a tube top. To kick things off, opt for our Ocean Oasis Bandeau Midkini Top. Style it with a flowy silk midi skirt and some combat boots. Add a cute cropped cardigan on top, a cool tote, and some beaded necklaces for a great casual spring or summer outfit. 

Sporty Bralette

To balance out the extra cropped look of the Head In The Clouds Reversible Bralette Top, wear it with a statement bomber jacket. Add ultra-high-waisted jeans and some dainty accessories to contrast the sporty feel of the bralette. Finish with barely-there-heeled sandals and a structured purse to bring it all together.

Hankini

For a feminine-meets-boho look, pick up our Soleil Hankini. Emphasize the layered handkerchief hem midkini bikini top by pairing it with a slightly ruffled skirt — go for a tiered knit peasant-style piece and some killer heels. 

Add a clutch that complements the Soleil pattern, and wear a lightweight shawl around your shoulders in case it’s chilly. Wrap up the look with gold bangles and long gold earrings, and you’re set for a summer dinner al fresco

Vacation Halter 

Go all out with our Tropical Tapestry Banded Halter Triangle Top. Style it with a brightly colored shorts suit. You can either lean into the red for a matching option or pick something that adds contrast. 

Wear this ‘fit with some Birkenstock-esque sandals and a cool bucket hat to protect you from the sun and add an element of fun to your look. For an extra holiday touch, accessorize with some puka shell bracelets and beachy beaded necklaces. 

Sheer With a Patterned Pop

A fun way to style a bikini is by pairing it under a sheer shirt like our Paradise City Over-The-Shoulder Wrap Top. This pretty white pattern will definitely pop under a sheer white shirt. 

It looks just like a bra, but the Paradise City print and twisted detailing add extra panache to the look. Pair it with some thicker linen trousers and some brown loafers, then add a burgundy crossbody bag over it. For accessories, reach for fun jewelry that echoes the colors of the bikini top. 

Grab your best sunnies, and you’re set for a day of exploring the town with ease (and popping to the beach, if the weather allows). 

Peek-a-Boo

You can also use a bikini as a hidden detail by pairing it under a backless dress. Picture this: Crystal Cove Twist Front Crossback Top with a turquoise low-back silk midi dress. 

Add some fun coral sandals and a bubblegum pink purse. Accessorize with a pearl necklace layered with a beaded necklace and gold dainty chains. Go for a mix of chunky and delicate gold rings, then you’ve got the perfect night out on the town look. 

Nautical Midi

Last but not least, we’ve got the Capri Stripe Strappy Back Midkini Top. This longer bikini top is the perfect sub for a crop top for our classic ladies! Wear it with a bright pencil skirt and some strappy sandals with a small block heel. You can complete this look with a textured bucket bag and some statement earrings for a fun summer twist on a sophisticated silhouette.

Extra Tips

With all these tips, you are set for a fruitful and fashionable summer! Hopefully, these ideas have given you all the inspiration you need to wear your best swimwear out and about. 

To finish things up, here are some helpful tips to remember:

  • Style a printed swimsuit with a solid color bottom, or the other way around. This way, the pattern has its moment in the sun (pun intended);
  • Experiment with different proportions. If your swimwear is more low cut, contrast it with a high-waisted bottom to balance it out. If you have more volume on top, go for something more fitted on the bottom — or vice versa — the star piece gets to shine! 

Conclusion

As you can see, there are multiple ways you can wear your swimwear collection all year round! Instead of working for your wardrobe, make your wardrobe work for you. With these ideas, you’ll be shattering your swimwear’s cost per wear in no time at all!

Now that you have all this info at the ready, all you need to do is find the perfect swimsuits for the outfits! From different styles of one-pieces to a range of bikinis, you’re sure to find all you’re looking for on La Blanca. 

Head to our website, and explore all the options we have available for you. Try them on at home without the risk when you enjoy complimentary shipping and returns on all orders over $79. 

Sources:

5 Tips For Buying High-Quality Jeans | Byrdie

15 shopping tips for the high heel addict | Cosmopolitan

How To Dress According To Your Body Type – Complete Guide | Style Craze

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