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If you're the type to think about what bathing suit you'll wear in the pool versus the ocean versus the styles you exclusively designate for sunbathing, it's safe to say you're a swimwear enthusiast, which means a bathing suit outfit is totally up your alley for vacations, beach weekends, and days by the pool.
Whether you're here for a high-waist two-piece, minimal one-piece, or itsy-bitsy, teeny weenie, mind-bogglingly small bikini (do you), bathing suit-centric outfits are perfect for tropical getaways, yes, but also for music festivals, clambakes, barbecues, backyard hangs, and pool parties (especially those where the invite instructs you to "bring a swimsuit!" but really you're wondering how many adults are actually getting in the pool . . . because no one wants to be the only girl at the party in a body-baring bikini and see-through coverup). But we digress.
Moral of the story, bathing suit outfits are great! And a savvy way to get more wear out of your swimwear (yep, even on occasions where you have zero intentions of taking a dip). Basically, they're the kind of looks that feature swimwear but incorporate versatile pieces you'd otherwise wear IRL. Think button-down cotton dresses you can wear to work or open over a one-piece. Or white jeans you can style with a linen blazer and heels as easily as you could sporty sandals and a shirt half-buttoned to reveal a peek of a bikini top. Sounds fun, right?
If you're up for thinking beyond sarongs, tunics, and kaftans over your swimwear, ahead, we've assembled four bathing suit outfits to try this summer, including stylish go-between pieces from the POPSUGAR at Kohl's collection — a nuanced approach to Summer suiting, if you will.