A few weeks ago, we filled you in on our favorite breakout trend of the season: one-piece swimsuits. While wearing them in the water might not be so groundbreaking, the twist for S/S 17 is that cool girls everywhere are taking them onto dry land. The big question, of course, is how to style them for a life not so aquatic.
To that end, we went to our go-to online destination, THE OUTNET.COM, to not only find the best swimwear that can double as a top or bodysuit, but also the complementary warm-weather essentials to wear them with. So instead of burying your one-piece in the back of a drawer until you're ready to hit the pool, take a peek at five land-ready outfits that let the swimsuit come out and play.
THE PRINTED ONE-PIECE
For this chic upgrade to the yellow polka-dotted bikini, try pairing it with an ethereal dress, adding just a little personality to an all-white look. Bonus points here for the suit's crossover straps that sit perfectly beneath the silhouette of the dress. Upgrade it to evening with statement footwear that adds a pop of color, not to mention this season's must-have raffia by way of the heel.
With a clean, polished swimsuit as your base, all you need to do is add tailored shorts and standout accessories. Go with bottoms that have a structured element, like pleats or a belt, and don't be afraid to get fancy with your shoes. Still don't own a pair of embellished slides? Don't worry—you're just in time to snap up our new favorites.
This striped swimsuit is our shortcut to nailing the Parisian vibe this summer—just add a chic take on denim shorts, a pair of block-heel sandals, and '90s-esque round sunglasses into the equation. The finishing touch? This season's spin on a basket bag, replete with color-coordinating pom-poms (baguette and bicycle entirely optional).
The halter-neck and ruching immediately give this one-piece a luxe feel, making it perfect to dress up with wide-leg pants and chic flats for warm summer nights spent on a boardwalk. This bright hue is sure to liven up your favorite neutral staples. Oh, and how cute is this hat?
We couldn't be more into matching shorts and blazers for summer—and we can't get enough of this Derek Lam print. The struggle? Finding exactly what to wear underneath. Switch out your T-shirt and sneakers for mules and this glam navy one-piece, and take this summer suiting from easy day-wear to cocktail chic.