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5 Practical Ways To Style Your Swimsuit For A Chic Resort Look!

Here at Metro, we are firm believers that every body is a swimsuit body—which is why we launched the ultimate guide in finding the perfect swimsuit for every body type. And now that there's a cheat sheet on what swimwear to buy on our next shopping trip, it's high time for us to brush up on our styling skills. Yes, Metro women—there's definitely more to styling a swimsuit than wearing denim shorts or a tie-dye cover-up!

Ahead, we've listed down the 101 on how to transform a basic swimsuit into a resort chic OOTD—master these tricks, and you can easily transition your beach wardrobe from day to night!




1. For an instant outfit change, just add a kimono!


Pilar Recto, an editorial assistant for Metro Society, has a very carefree aura. We styled her in a fun, printed kimono with fringe details, perfectly complimenting her simple, deep-V swimsuit. For the final touches, Pilar donned hoop earrings, an ankle bracelet, and a white woven bag to carry all her beach essentials!

Pilar is wearing a Coral Swimwear swimsuit, a Zara kimono, and an H&M bag


 Shen Cala-Or is a writer, a blogger, and a breast-feeding mom. We dressed her up in an easy-access swimsuit and a chic kimono so she can feed her baby anytime, anywhere! It's not just practical, but it's also super chic, too.

Shen is wearing a Float Swimwear swimsuit, a Topshop kimono, and Prive Revaux Sunglasses


Plus size model Yma Cuervo looks absolutely hot in this wrap-around one-piece suit. To add a pop of color in this muted green number, she donned an earthy orange kimono! Topping the look off was a gray and rose gold pair of sunnies. So chic!

Yma is wearing a Float Swimwear swimsuit, a Forever 21 kimono, and Prive Revaux Sunglasses


SweetEscape country manager Ally Lim-Gonzales is a girl-next-door in this ultra dainty number. A pastel bikini paired with a lace cover-up and a classic straw hat is the perfect combination when you're going for a feminine look. 

Ally is wearing a Sycamore Swimwear swimsuit and an H&M hat


2. For a dainty touch, layer a skirt over your swimsuit

Blogger and mother-of-two Ava Zabat looks amazing in high-waisted pieces! We styled her in a plaid maxi skirt that compliments her maroon swimsuit top. We also added an oversized woven bag—a must-have for moms on long road trips!

Ava is wearing a Pearly Pop Swimsuit piece, a Mango skirt, and an H&M bag


Blogger and PR maven Marj Sia looks amazing in this sultry-but-classy nautical number. We threw in a peek-a-boo high-slit in her outfit by intentionally unbuttoning the bottom part of her skirt—it's sexy but also ultra chic!

Marj is wearing an Agua Brazilian Swimwear piece, a Mango skirt, The Canvas Studio earrings, and a Forever 21 bag


Klook country manager Michelle Cruz is a wanderer at heart. She loves breezy pieces she can comfortable move in! We styled her in an ethereal maxi skirt and a no-fail sun hat—two wardrobe essentials for when you want to stroll along the beach on a sunny day.

Michelle is wearing Coral Swimwear swimsuit, and a skirt and hat from H&M 


3. Not into skirts? Wide leg pants will do just the trick!


Patricia Ramos is a professional body-builder and a fitness influencer. She was clad in maroon pants that complimented the hue of her deep blue bikini top—the stripes on her pants created an illusion of length, too! 

Patricia is wearing a Cocotini swimsuit, H&M pants, and a Forever 21 bag


April Gomez Baldovino is a human rights advocate. Her pleated, high-waisted pants made her appear even more elegant and statueseque.

April is wearing an Agua Brazilian Swimwear piece and Mango pants


4. Here's a hack for the fashionistas: wear a scraf as a headband, and a shawl as a skirt.

Actress Kate Alejandrino is chic as always in this coral ensemble. The Finding You.; star transformed a scarf into a headband, and a shawl into a skirt! Pro tip: for an illusion of length, show off your legs by adding a slit in your resort OOTD. 

Kate is wearing a Naked Sun Swimwear piece, a Mango scarf (used as a headband) and a Cotton On shawl (used as a skirt)


5. Finally, for a sporty vibe, wear a sun visor and a net bag!

Athlete and law student Kali Huff has a very outgoing personality, which is why we styled her in a no-frills sun visor and a basket bag! Here's a hack when using woven bags: to avoid spilling or losing your stuff, place them inside a minimalist pouch.

Kali is wearing a Coral Swimwear swimsuit; a Mango bag; a Forever 21 pouch, and a The Canvas Studio sun visor


Fitness blogger and full-time mom Jackie Go is glowing in this peach and coral number! When styling an outfit, sticking to a color palette is always the best way to go. 

Jackie is wearing a Float Swimwear piece, a The Canvas Studio sun visor, and a Topshop bag


Read the rest of The #MetroStyleSwimsuitProject?:

Our expert guide for athletic women

Our expert guide for bottom-heavy women

Our expert guide for women with large breasts

Our expert guide for women with small cups

Our expert guide for petite women



Produced by Hershey Neri (@heyhershey)

Photography by Ria Regino (@riaregino)

Videography by Berwin Coroza (@berwincoroza)

Creative direction by Chookie Cruz (@theonlychookiecruz)

Video produced by Hershey Neri (@heyhershey) and Joanne Ko (@joknutsss)

Styled by John Karunungan (@johnkarunungan) and Hillary Lee (@hi_hieellz) of Styleditgroup (@styleditgroup)

Makeup by Myrtle Ruaza Gallardo on April and Michelle; Bea Hernandez (@beahernandezmakeup) on Yma, Jackie, and Ava; Acie Forés Romero-Salas (@aciefores) on Shen and Pilar; Arianne Sevilla (@makeupbyariannei) on Patricia and Kali; and Kristel Yap (@kristelyap_makeup) on Kate, Marj, and Ally, in partnership with Inglot Philippines (@inglotph)

Hair by Jayr Tuliao and Joshua Estrope of Bianca Festejo Salon (@Bianca Festejo Salon), and

Sam Corbillon and Jennifer Pascual of Triple Luck Brow & Nail Salon (@tripleluckbrowandnailsalon)

Editorial Assistant: Cara Tirona

Special thanks to Pria’s Kitchen (@priaskitchen)