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How To Wear Your Swimsuits As Tops, According To These Style Stars

Get the most out of your beach essential!
PHOTO: (LEFT) Instagram/elissejosonn, (RIGHT) Instagram/sueannadoodles

When the heat is unbearable, you can only dream of stepping outside in a swimsuit. After all, what’s the point of getting all dressed up in jeans and a blouse when you'll just end up all hot and sweaty within minutes of being out?

Thankfully, at non-work settings, it has become acceptable to wear your swimwear as a top. And we honestly understand why all the celebrities and bloggers are doing it! Below, take inspo from their heat-proof looks:


Choice of suit: An itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, black and white polka dot bikini top.
Style idea: Kim Jones keeps it sleek and classy with perfectly coiffed hair, a nondescript pendant, and high-waist white trousers for a summer look that’s chic and put together. Love!

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Choice of suit: A white, lacy halter bikini top that reminds us of the fabulous fifties. Delicate and feminine, it’s a style a lot of girly girls will love.
Style idea: Sofia Andres opts for a masculine-feminine look, striking the perfect balance with her dainty bikini top and office-appropriate pinstripe pants. With dishevelled hair and a nonchalant vibe, she perfectly channels a just-got-off-work-will-now-hibernate look. Perfect for lounging around!

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Choice of suit: A bold, multi-colored striped one that's super flattering on Sue Ramirez. We super love how Sue knows the cuts and silhouettes that works well for her body type and is always looking ahhh-mazing!
Style idea: Just add mommy jeans, or boyfriend jeans—whichever you prefer. The point is making it look like a last minute addition to your look.

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Choice of suit: An architecturally structured bikini top that's a fashion statement on its own. We actually have endless style ideas on how to layer this bikini top over a shirt or a turtleneck for a chic, city look.
Style idea: Julia Barretto instinctively pairs her bikini top with a similarly-themed easy, breezy summer skirt, with matching tiered ruffles twirling at the hem.

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Choice of suit: A yellow eyelet tube swimsuit, as vivid and sunny as Elisse Joson's usually bright disposition.
Style idea: Lounge pants that'll allow you to sit back, relax, and bask in the beauty of the summer season.


Choice of suit: A sleeveless onesie in stripes and floral—a perfect balance of classic and feminine.
Style idea: You can never go wrong with white, high-waist shorts to complete your swimsuit-as-top look. Yuki Tansengco easily transcends her OOTD from beachside to cityscape.

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Choice of suit: An asymmetrical, one-shoulder bikini top that’s a classic you can wear on rotation!
Style idea: Ever the chic momma, Sarah Lahbati puts on a high-waist floral skirt and throws in the right choice of accessories.


Choice of suit: A vertical-striped, multi-color suit that has a v-neckline and lace-up details for added character.
Style idea: Patty Laurel plays with fun, summer colors in this ensemble, opting to wear bright coral shorts to complete her beach getaway outfit.

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