Fashion, Outfits

How to Double Your Summer Wardrobe

Okay, hear me out!  This summer, try wearing your bathing suit under your normal clothes. For an event a few weeks ago, I paired a scalloped bikini top and a pair of high waisted shorts together and I loved the way it looked! I know I’ve talked about how to wear your bathing suit on the streets while vacationing, but this was the first time I did it in my everyday life!

To give it more of a dressed up vibe, I threw an oversized blazer (like this one) on with a pair of knockout red heels. I love that I can wear the shorts and bikini top paired with some cute sandals and a sun hat for a warm summer day as well. The trick is to wear high waisted shorts and a bikini top (or even crop top) with more coverage, that way you can still be covered up while still showing a little mid-drift.

If you don’t like showing your mid-drift, wearing a cute one piece bathing suit (like this one or this one) is a great substitute for a body suit! And just like that, youve doubled your summer wardrobe. 😉

What do you guys think about wearing your bathing suit as normal clothes? Let me know in the comments below and have a great weekend!



  • dalila says:

    I never did that but I think it’s a good idea for an event.
    I love your selection of shoes. I may buy something.

  • Glad says:

    Love the red shoes and the little black shorts. Just gorgeous!!

  • Gorgeous pics!! ♥
    Love them !

  • Diana says:

    Love this so much!! So chic.

    || The Neon Factor, by Diana ||

  • Great idea! I’m definitely going to try this. And how fab are your shoes?!

  • By far, this is one of my 2017 favorite look from your blog.

  • Rachel says:

    Perfect as always 😀 xx

  • Stylebrooke says:

    I love how inventive you are when it comes to finding new ways to wear your favorite pieces! Looking elegant and chic as always!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Loving this dressed up look so much <3 🙂 Super chic and sophisticated, especially the way you styled the scalloped bikini top with a blazer and heels!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Love, love, love this look Chriselle! Wish it was summer where I am at

  • Kay Nguyen says:

    I’m so in love with this outfit! The shorts are way too cute and the red heels really gives it a pop <3

  • Ashley says:

    Such a great idea!

    XOXO, Ashley

  • Jennifer says:

    Great idea! I didn’t even notice that it was a swim top at the first glance. Very creative. 🙂

  • Vivian says:

    The red heels are perfect with this neutral look~ Chic as always~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Laura says:

    Love this post! 🙂
    I always struggle with what to wear on a hot day when I want to go to the beach or the pool after a day in class 🙂
    So thanks for the tips!
    And the shoes are to die for! 🙂
    xo Laura

  • Kiri says:

    I love the Gucci Bag.
    Not sure about a bathing suit under – because I wouldn’t wear a bikini top – need more support.
    Plus a full piece means that you aren’t wearing cotton underwear which is bad for your lady parts health…
    Set to Glow


    Love this outfit, I’d wear it myself! Great look!



  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Carey says:

    I’ve never thought of this before, but I’m kind of obsessed!

    xo, Carey

  • wow, this blazer is amazing! And, as always, photographs are great x

  • A really interesting twist to summer wear and I love it! I also love that oversized blazer!

  • Claire Liu says:

    Such a cute look!

    xo, Claire | VONVOGUE.COM

  • Aya says:

    This outfit is everything, I love the fact that it is a bathing suit and it doesn’t look like it at all !! that blazer and the red heels make the outfit looks elegant, and that Bag is AMAZING, I LOVE IT !! Honestly i don’t know if i would wear a two piece bathing suit but a one piece for me is good !! <3

  • Shloka says:

    This is sucsh a great idea! I love how creative you get with your wardrobe and arent afraid to push boundaires! You’ve turned your bikini into a super fabulous outfit! I also think that one pieces work as great body suits! I do that sometiems with a crochet one I have!


  • Keri says:

    This outfit is literally perfectionnnn. One of my favorites yet!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Love the shorts look, it is so cleverly designed with a sexy stretch down the side, but it’s actually proper lined and tricked the eyes so beautifullly! Love ❤️ the look! 🙂

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Fatou Diaw says:

    i really love your Gucci bag, and this outfit.

  • Natali says:

    Amazing shoes, must have bag and such an edgy blazer! I’m loving this outfit!

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