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Summer szn is officially creeping, and no doubt you've already made too many plans for beach trips and out-of-town getaways, so here you are, reaching into the depths of your wardrobe for all the swimwear you've yet to fully maximize. Your bikini tops and bottoms may or may not reek of old cabinet smell by now since you don't feel the need to use them for other than, well, swimming. Not to mention work, and life shit in general, have stopped you from actually going anyways.
Versatility is now a must when it comes to your wardrobes, and yes, that means even your swimsuits. Avoid leaving them to rot in your wardrobe while getting bang for your buck. We list below 10 bikini tops that can easily pass as a casual top—pair it with your high-waisted bottoms, and finish it off with your favorite white sneakers or strappy sandals. Or how about layering them? Top it off with a blazer or some button-downs. The possibilities of styling are endless. At the very least, you're always going to be ready for a splashin' good time.
Here are 10 chic bikini tops that can pass up as casualwear:
Maddie Swim Tank (P1,750) from The Wilde Studio
Add a pop of color to your rotation with this orange-and-peach floral print on white top from The Wilde Studio. This is a stylish and versatile piece that oozes retro vintage charm paired with a high-waisted bottoms of the same design. You can forgo the bottoms and pair this cute top with a full skirt instead for a retro look. Not to mention that it's made from fast-drying recycled fabric. Form and functionality, indeed.
Feeling Cheeky Top (P1,699) from Every Body
You don't need to worry about the drizzle, too much sun, or anything in-between—be it on your escapades and water adventures, brunches and hangouts with friends, or even a quick trip to the gym—thanks to the quick drying magic and +UPF50 Sun Protection of this piece. Plus, we have to note that size-inclusive shop Every Body touts this piece as a "boob-cradling, collar bone-enhancing halter top." Sold.
Camila Sleeved Top (P2,200) from Nekid Swimwear
Don't quite like wearing a bra? This Camila Sleeved Top, in particular its double-lined and soft pads feature, got your back, erm, we mean blessings. It also features a sweetheart neckline and a tie-back design for that dainty and sweet touch. It even has puff sleeves you can wear on and off your shoulder depending on your mood. You can pair it with its namesake bottoms or with your favorite high-rise trousers and white sneakers for an everyday look.
Padded Bikini Top (P999) from H&M
Clean white screams elegance while the frills on its straps throw dainty and chic into the mix. This padded bikini top from H&M is a lined, non-wired bikini top, so your blessings won't feel tortured by any metal, and can comfortably rest as you go about your business. It will perfectly fit into your wardrobe essentials and easily make its way into your daily rotation.
Jasmine Top (P2,950) from Float Swimwear
The puff sleeves are totally giving us The Little Mermaid vibes; we can see Ariel sporting this candy-colored piece over in Atlantis. The Jasmine Top in the prettiest shade of Salmon sports a square-cut neckline and back. It also fastens in the back to secure the piece in place whether you're riding the waves or just casually strolling.
Alaya Tank Top (P1,400) from Ocean Essentials
Granted, this isn't a swimsuit top per se. But it looks and breathes like one, you might even mistake it as such—with a plunging neckline in the front and the back and stretch nylon fabric that hugs your figure. You can wear it with your favorite beach shorts or flowy bottoms as you lounge by the beach, toes dipped in white sand, fresh coconut in your hand or you could pair it with your wide-leg trousers and white sneakers for a brunch or hang out with friends. It's an ultimate must-have basic piece.
Folly Tube Top (P2,300) from Agua Riva
The magic is in this smocked top's detachable straps. You can wear this securely with said straps as you frolic around the shore, rest assured that they will stay in place even when the waves become harsh, or remove them and wear them as a strapless tube top that you can style however you like depending on the occasion.
Ellie Bikini Top (P1,000) from Shaka Swim
This piece sports a triangle design with a two-inch garter underneath, which you can also wear as a sports bra. No one would know. Whether it's riding the waves or lifting weights, this basic yet classy bikini top can be the snug support you need. Pair this with your sports leggings, biker shorts, or other activewear bottoms, and top it with an oversized button down for a casual look. It also comes with removable padding.
Tankini Swimsuit Top (P990) from Decathlon
If you aren't a fan of showing too much skin, you could try this top from Decathlon. It perfectly covers the stomach area, with a V-neck front and back. It acts as a basic tank top that you could always wear, tuck them into your denim cutoffs or any other long trouser or skirts.
Tona Twisted Top (P1,760) from Black Bough Swim
Raise your hand if you're a proud member of the itty bitty titty committee. This bralette-type top from Black Bough Swim will fit right in your wardrobe, even giving it a fun pop of print and color. The fun and bright pastel colors and florals, plus the twist detail upfront gives this swimsuit top a playful, Polly Pocket aesthetic.
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