5 Dressed-Up Looks to Wear for a Long, Socially-Distant Summer Weekend

Swimsuit-and-Bermuda short pairings ahead.
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A look from the Chanel Spring 2019 collection. 

A look from the Chanel Spring 2019 collection. 

If you couldn't tell by the swelteringly hot afternoons and your sudden urge to scarf down a hot dog, summer is in full swing. And with a long weekend ahead of us to celebrate the Fourth of July, there's really no better time to take advantage of socially-distant chilling, grilling and virtual shopping in a shade of red, white and blue.

Instead of gravitating towards the all-too expected tricolor July 4th getup, we've put together five outfits that you can wear on Independence Day — or any other day this summer. Each ensemble features a winning warm-weather combo: Bermuda shorts and a swimsuit. Together, they can be dressed-up for a long-awaited dinner on a restaurant patio at least six feet apart from others or dressed-down for sitting poolside See them all below and remember to always put on sunscreen and a mask. Happy shopping!

The Low-Key Pool Look

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Hit a quiet backyard pool in a bright one-piece and sensible sandals. Baggy, '90s-inspired shorts will make you feel like the coolest person to ever lounge poolside, as will a floppy bucket hat and glass hoops.

The Grilling Hot Dogs Look

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Show off your expert grilling skills in a festive white ribbed bikini top and red parachute-style shorts. Not only are the bottoms bound to keep you feeling fresh in scorchingly hot situations, but they'll also match your perfectly grilled hot dog. 

The Rooftop Cocktails Look

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For a dressier look, try a lingerie-inspired balconette bikini top with a pair of boldly printed Bermuda shorts. Statement-making jewelry — like sculptural metal rings and wood beaded hoops — will help steer a conversation away from the collective feeling of doom and gloom. Bring a sheer cardigan in case it gets chilly or you run into your aunt.

 The Eating Outside (!) Look 

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If you're (safely) heading to an outdoor dining space and don't feel like putting on a real top or bra, opt for a strapless tie-front bathing suit. Throw on a silk button-down or cropped cardigan and work up the courage to trade your comfy slides for open-toe heels, so you don't look like you came straight from the pool.

The Chill Park Gathering Look

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Heading to a nearby park with pals or a good book? Stay under the radar yet chic in an off-the-shoulder patterned swim top and broken-in high-rise shorts. A straw hat will keep you from overheating and a gold mask chain will keep you from losing your protective face shield. 

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