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Swimwear as Ready-to-Wear

April 22, 2010

When I shop, because I consider myself a smart and frugal person, I try to buy items that can be worn many different ways and with a lot of different outfits. Contrary to what you might think, this doesn’t necessarily mean I like to buy basics. Instead, I like to buy multi-functional pieces i.e. a banded skirt that can double as a strapless top, a t-shirt long enough to be belted and worn as a dress and, as in this case, one-piece swimsuits that can be worn as tops.

To give you an idea of what I mean I put together some outfits that could work for my trip to Hawaii next week.

Swimwear as Ready-to-Wear 3
Items in this set:
Lizzie Fortunato Jewels, The Sun Also Rises Necklace, $430
Loeffler Randall, Zipper One Piece, $225
Alexander Wang, Matt Black sunglasses, $325
See by Chloé, Boyfriend Cardigan, $315
Marni, Skirt, $315
Alexis Bittar, Lucite Sword Earrings, $115
Yves Saint Laurent, shoes, ysl.com
Swimwear as Ready-to-Wear 1
Items in this set:
Calypso-Celle, Raffia tote, $110
Calypso-Celle, Sun necklace, $95
Marni, Eyewear, $250
Zimmerman, Strapless Orchid Twist swimsuit, $245
Motif 56, Leeora braid wrap belt, $148
Chan Luu, Natural Wrap Mix Bracelet, $140
Matiko footwear, Blair, $112
Chloé, High-waisted linen shorts, $1,205
Swimwear as Ready-to-Wear 2
Items in this set:
Vans, Beach Meets the Street fedora, $14.27
Leonard Paris, Vintage sunglasses, 95 GBP
Marni, Necklace, $505
Alexander Wang, Merino Wool Cowlback Cardigan
, $430
Chan Luu, Sterling silver wrap bracelet, $195
Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tribal pattern bangle, $160
Zimmerman, Bandeau cutout one-piece, $350
VPL, X Ray Baggies, $255
Antik Batik, Beaded leather sandals, $210
Alexander Wang, Britney Leather Shopper, $780

Do you have any other clever ways to make pieces in your wardrobe multi-functional? Post your ideas in the comments section.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2010 4:34 PM

    i love the outfits!! you’re going to have SOO much fun in hawaii~~~

  2. April 29, 2010 10:58 PM

    aaaaaaahhh best trip ever? hahaha missed you though!

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