Based on this week’s hot and sunny weather, it’s clearly bathing suit season here in New York. I have all intentions in getting into one of these this weekend, rain or shine as I am craving a day at the beach. But, finding the perfect swimsuit ain’t easy. Once you finally get excited about one, you’ll want plenty of excuses to wear it: for a day trip to the beach, a weekend on the lake, or just a day in the city.
Why not wear that bikini top out with a pair of culottes? It may seem a bit risqué to bare your bathing suit without a body of water in sight, but not so with these some of these pieces and a slew of artful styling ideas. I love these specific looks from the H&M campaign.
From layering a bikini top over a plain shirt to swapping out your bra or crop top for a swimsuit, there are some cool ways to beat the heat at this season’s ace lineup of outdoor concerts and beyond — all without letting your sartorial sensibilities slide. That’s a good thing, since I firmly believe in bending some major style rules to get extra mileage out of our shiny new suits.
Everyone has a different body type so here is a hot list of the best swimsuits around.
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Dolce and Gabanna one-piece set
Blue Man white bikini
Clover Canyon marble one-piece suit
Triangl bikini set. Shop SIMILAR
8 orange one-piece
Marysia scalloped bikini
Lisa Marie Fernandez Arden Flounce Maillot
Boohoo beach Aztec bikini
Mara Hoffman harvest cutout printed one-piece