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20 Swimsuit Outfit Ideas To Wear Off The Beach


Ever stand in front of your jam-packed closet, staring at more than enough clothing options, and think: I have nothing to wear? Same. But perhaps the issue isn’t that you’re out of viable choices. You just need a fresh dose of outfit inspiration to help you see your wardrobe in a new way. That’s where Outfit Dump comes in. Every month, we supply you with enough ideas to fuel your style until the next drop comes along. This month, we are looking at the ways to wear a swimsuit off the beach.

Summer is the time when we allow our creativity to run wild — and that extends to our wardrobes, too, inspiring us to play with our outfits more than usual. When it comes to swimwear, we tend to be a little close-minded about where we can wear the category, leaving most of our bikinis untouched unless there’s a body of water nearby. However, the Instagram set is here to inspire us to see our favorite swim pieces in a new light, by wearing them out on the town with no beach in sight. 

From string bikini tops styled over T-shirts to one-pieces worn as bodysuits, find your new summer look a scroll away. 

A kitten heel and a button-down with your favorite bikini top? An effortless look that goes a long way. 

Bye bra tops, we’re looking at bikini tops right now. We love this one worn by Paloma Elsesser at Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s Spring ’22 show.
Here’s an idea, throw a bikini top over your fave graphic tee.
Your favorite swimsuit? Or your new favorite bodysuit?
Leather Jacket + Bikini Top = Unexpected. Also: Perfection.
Another unexpected styling hack? Wearing a bikini top with opera gloves.

A bikini in a summery print? Check. A trendy skirt with thong-like cut-outs? Check. A belly chain? Check. This look has it all. 

Opt for a monochrome palette to make your swimsuit look appear more city-chic than water-ready. Bonus if it includes bloomers
We’re not quite over the crochet trend yet. Or the color green.
Shiny bikini top, sequin heels, crystal clutch? The perfect going-out look.
Add a pop of color to your monochrome look with a bright bikini.
A bikini top worn under a sheer shirt is the perfect look for an afternoon stroll, particularly for those who just want to dip their toes into the swimsuit-as-outerwear trend.

Elevate your bikini with heels and a wide-leg pant, dinner reservation is at 7. 

Cargo pants and bikinis are the new inseparable duo. 

Match your sunglasses to your bikini, you won’t regret it.
Or to your favorite sports team.
Mixed prints for summer? Actually groundbreaking. 

Time to take your bikini top from the pool to the street with a classic blazer. 

Sneakers are another surefire way to make a swimsuit more city-appropriate.
A bikini, jeans, AND a billowy shirt? A summer go-to uniform. 

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