If you’ve been living in tank tops, camisoles, and breezy loungewear to beat the heat, then you’ve probably exhausted most of your summer clothes already, but we bet you haven’t thought of pulling out your beach wardrobe.
A couple of experimental fashionistas have been consistently trying out various clothes you would normally wear outside, and it seems like beach clothes are their latest obsession. Well, if there’s any sartorial revelation that this quarantine has brought upon us, it’s that anything goes when dressing up at home. If you think about it, it’s not as ridiculous as it seems. In fact, it’s pretty ingenious: Swimwear is waterproof, making the perfect everyday garb to combat sweat, while most beach clothes are made of cool, breathable fabrics that will keep you feeling fresh even without the a/c on.
If you still aren’t sold on the practicality of the idea, perhaps the fabulous, aesthetically pleasing pegs below will convince you to try it:
1. Camille Co went for a light-hued look by pairing her strappy white bikini top with a pastel short-sleeved button-down.
2. If you'd rather not wear any swimwear at home, you can simply pick your summer separates from your wardrobe, like Camille’s fun tiered skirt, white tank, and woven brim hat.
3. Leandra Medine works a sarong into her pambahay outfit by pairing it with similar-colored prints for a spring vibe.
4. Fashion influencer Maria Bernad goes for a groovy '70s look by mixing green prints via a one-piece swimsuit and (optional) sun hat.
5. If you think that walking around in a bikini top is strange, look to Maria who elevated her look with a Missoni headscarf.
6. What to wear with your bikini top? Simply slip into your coziest shorts and feel free to color block while you’re at it.
If you aren’t so keen on wearing your actual swimwear, knitted bikini pieces should do the trick.
7. If there’s one ultimate swimwear-at-home hack you need to know it’s this: Throw a white button-down on top of your bikini set. It’s easy, comfortable, and so, so presko.
Ida Andu shows us an alternative: If you don’t want to reveal too much on top, just wear the button-down itself along with the bikini bottom.
Mari Jasmine injects a little pink into her everyday routine with this bubblegum-hued knit bikini set.