When you think of swimsuits, the first thing that probably comes to mind is lounging poolside or splashing around at the beach. However, swimwear has come a long way and can absolutely be worn for occasions beyond traditional swimming activities. When you invest in a great swimsuit, you want to get as much use out of it as possible—not just for pool or beach days and with the right styling, a cute swimsuit can easily be transitioned into a chic summer outfit perfect for brunch, festivals, running errands, and more.

Its all about mastering the beach to Bar vibe!

Cover Up in Style: The key to taking swimwear from daytime casual to night-out-ready is having the right coverup. A breezy kaftaan, a cute pair of shorts, a flowy skirt, trousers - are all easy layering pieces that can instantly elevate a swimsuit for evening. Look for coverups in lightweight fabrics like viscose that drape beautifully. A vibrant print can add an extra dose of fun! Mix and match solids and prints. Pair a women’s one-piece swimsuit with a pair of trousers or a skirt. Pair a bikini top with a sheer dress or with shorts and a shirt thrown on. Find solid and printed cover up options on

Accessorize for Impact: The right accessories can make or break a beach-to-bar outfit. Trade out that beachy tote for a sleek crossbody or clutch in a complementary colour. Swap your casual flip flops for lace-up wedges or strappy sandals. Adding some eye-catching jewellery like hoop earrings, layered necklaces, or a statement cuff can also glam up any swimsuit look. Don't forget a fashionable pair of sunglasses to finish off your ensemble!

Play with Proportions: When wearing a swimsuit as bodywear, have some fun playing with proportions for an alluring yet polished look. A strappy one-piece can be worn as a sultry bodysuit when paired with high-waisted shorts or trousers. Or rock a classic bandeau top with a sheer dress or skirt layered over top. Belting your swimsuit-meets-clothing pieces at the waist creates a flattering, tailored silhouette. 

Swimwear is so versatile, it's a waste to only wear your favourite bathing suit for swimming! With some creative layering, accessorizing, and outfit styling, you can easily sport your favourite swimsuits for all sorts of summer occasions beyond just the beach or pool. So don't be afraid to get some extra wear out of that cute new one-piece or bikini set!