If you saw my last post, you would know I’m all for using one-piece swimwear beyond the beach… but a bikini top as a shirt has got me thinking. It’s definitely not for those who are shy to show skin, that’s obvious. But does it work beyond a runway or editorial shoot? I think it can! So, if you are a fearless fashionista and willing to try the trend, here are some styling tips:
- Wear it on vacation and in beach towns. Swimwear as everyday wear may look out of place in a concrete jungle like NYC, but if you’re in the Hamptons for the weekend, give it a go!
- Wear it with high-waisted bottoms. Let’s keep our belly button exposure restricted to sun bathing and swimming, shall we? This trend only works when wearing high-waisted jeans, pants and/or skirts.
- Wear it with a blazer or cardigan. Throw on a chic blazer or cardigan to complete the look. It also distracts people from the fact that you are indeed wearing a bikini top as a shirt. Ha!
VPL bikini, $85 / Vix swimwear / J.Crew vintage bathing suit / J.Crew vintage swimwear / Quiksilver bandeau bikini / Roxy bandeau bikini / Bikini Lab bandeau bikini / Volcom bandeau bikini / Jane Norman beach bikini, $31
The Inspiration:Photo via The Man Repeller