You already know you can rock your fave swimsuit from the beach to the streets by pairing it with everything from cutoff shorts to flowy maxi skirts. But did you know that this ingenious lil’ styling hack extends well past the dog days of summer? Yep, true story. Just like the weather doesn’t automatically get cold once Labor Day is over, your love of super stylish swimwear doesn’t just disappear by that date either. And your cute AF one-piece deserves way more than just three (ish) months to get shown off anyway, right? Right.
So in the interest of extending the life of your swim looks and helping ease the transition from Summer to Fall, we’re showing how you can rock your swimsuit now, while the sun is still blazing, and later, once temperatures drop. Ahead, we’ve styled out two of our favorite water-wardrobe staples, the Fast Times Navy Blue Striped Scoopback One-Piece Swimsuit (currently on MAJOR sale for Labor Day) and the Alex Pale Pink Ribbed One-Piece Swimsuit, in two weather-appropriate ways each. So no matter what season it is, you’re guaranteed to slay.
Summer: Keep that Americana vibe going for as long as possible with a classic striped tank suit. Add denim cutoffs, classic white sneaks, a summery mini tote and a straw boater hat for ultimate boardwalk babe style.
Fall: Three words, babe: Mix those prints. Fashion Week is imminent and school is back in session, so it’s time to experiment with unexpected looks. Floral print culottes play off the blue stripes of your swimsuit, and an olive green jacket pulls out another hue from the pants (it all comes together, see?). Polished touches like almond stacked ankle strap heels, an on-trend circle bag, and classic gold hoops kick it all up a notch.
Summer: Pink and olive green are kind of a color match made in heaven — a pairing that strikes the perfect balance between masculine and feminine. Run with the safari vibe of the shorts by adding cognac slides, tortoiseshell sunglasses and an earthy woven tote. The pink suit still pops but without looking too sweet.
Fall: Purple is one of the year’s biggest hues and this floral print skirt offers multiple tones to play with, so why not pair it with pink for an ultra-girly look? Balance it all out with sharp and edgy extras like a distressed denim jacket, black belt bag, layered necklace, and black suede heels.
How are you styling your swimsuit this season (and next)? Show us on Instagram @lulus using #lovelulus!
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