Imagine wearing your go-to swimsuit out to, say, a black-tie, red-carpet event. Envision the scenario yet? Before you die of embarrassment, we suggest you take a lingering glance at Laureen Uy in this maillot-plus-asymmetrical-flounce-skirt combo and slowly come to your senses—it is possible, and it's totally chic, FYI.
Now imagine this very same look, but dressed all the way up with, say, a pair of stilettos and a bejeweled minaudiere. This is exactly how you take things from the shore to the show like a true-blue fashion girl. After all, our two greatest joys in life come from: a) repurposing favorite pieces; and b) giving everyone the sartorial shock of a lifetime.