Uninspired beachwear is a thing of the past. Aiming to catch a few rays before a hot dinner date? Or enjoy a pool evening with friends after a long day running errands? Here are the top five ways to keep it fresh and fashionable this summer out in the sun or out on the town.
Romp Around (In a Romper)!
Take one of the easiest, breeziest and on-trend pieces from morning to night! The romper makes the perfect swimsuit sheath as it provides quick coverage, but can also be transferred to a day or nighttime outfit with a snap. Simply trade your flip-flops for your favorite pair of pumps or boots and add a statement necklace! This is one of the simplest pool to party options out there.
Off the Shoulder Sleekness
Cold shoulder tops are everywhere! From your local Target to downtown boutiques, shoulders are being showcased in the most fabulous way possible. So, naturally off the shoulder tops make the perfect fit with your favorite bikini or one-piece! Pair yours with a high-waisted jean skirt or cute pair of white capris, and you stay cool…literally and figuratively.
T-Shirt Dress Transformation
A t-shirt dress sounds like just what it is. It’s a dress made out of comfortable, ready to wear tee shirt material. It slides right over your beachwear and then voila, can become the ideal date night attire or grocery shopping get-up instantly. Just add a layered necklace or some chunky earrings and a jean jacket or printed vest. I like tying a knot at the bottom of my tee dresses to add a spunky edge. This pick goes from poolside to nightlife to bedtime scarily fast.
Take the old, beach towel slung over shoulders routine to the next level. Kimono tops are the socially acceptable way to feel like you’re wearing a blanket or towel, but look cute doing it. With one pieces making a major style comeback not only in swimwear, but in daily fashion all together, it’s simpler than ever to keep that bathing suit on 24/7! Just toss your favorite loose-fitting kimono over your trusty slim-fitting one piece and add a pair of boyfriend shorts. I have gone out a humiliating amount of times in what was deemed an amazing top by friends, which was just a one piece swimsuit in disguise. It’ll be our little secret. And yours too.
Maxi(mize) Your Day
Want a place to start in your adventure towards a stress-free summer wardrobe? Add a few maxi dresses to your wardrobe. They’re accessible, classic and best worn after a summer barbecue or cookout (lots of coverage)!! Have fun with this summer staple by searching for inventive patterns and daring cut-outs to make it your own. I recommend a pair of gladiator sandals and a colorful cocktail ring when moving from swimming to dining.
So, what are you waiting for? Get inspired and make your lazy summer days stylish ones, too! With only a handful of seasonal staples, your beach side ensembles will be the envy of all your friends. They won’t have to know how many of your one-pieces are going incognito.