Styling Your Bathing Suit 101

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A swimsuit does not have to be just a piece of clothing you’ll wear at the beach or to a swimming pool. What’s more, it stopped being plain beachwear a long time ago, so it’s high time you started styling it up like a celebrity. Forget about boring bikinis or one-pieces, and start coming up with various outfits to create a unique bikini look this summer. For a bit of inspiration, check the following ideas.


You Can Leave Your Hat On


Hats should not only be a part of your outfit for sun protection but also to make your swimwear look chic. All you need to add a bit of glam to your bikini is a large straw hat. The neutral colour will go wonderfully with every bathing suit, be it solid pink, or maybe vibrant floral patterned.


Keep your face and shoulders protected from the harmful UV rays and look fabulous with a fashion staple that’ll make a huge difference to your swimsuit. To add a bit of edge to your hair accessories, feel free to put on a head wrap. Pick out some of the versatile ways to wrap your hair and introduce some sophistication into your style. 


Make It a Part of Your Street Style Outfit


Long gone are the days when you needed to cover up all the way and layer the swimsuit underneath your clothes on your way to the beach. Now, you can get one of those trendy bikinis online and show them off underneath your denim shorts. Feel free to throw over a cropped top, if you think a bikini top is too revealing for the streets.


With a pair of sunnies, big hoop earrings and a bandana as a trendy headpiece, your swimsuit will look as stylish as ever. Pick out comfortable slippers or sandals to complete the beachy look and be ready for those pre-beach Instagram shots. A mini skirt over a one-piece swimsuit plus a pair of strappy flat sandals is all you need to look fierce while going to the beach. 


Cover Up With a Sarong


Walks by the beach feel much better when you can feel the wind breezing through thin fabric of your cover-up. One of those cover-ups is precisely the lightweight sarong which will not only make you feel comfy but it’ll add an extra dose of glam to your beach outfit.


To achieve that delicate look while showing off your bikini at the same time, go for a long sarong that can later double-up as a nice evening cover-up. A flowy lightweight maxi skirt can help you achieve the exact same effect but it’ll bring out a dose of effortless elegance into your beach look. If, at some point, you simply want to cover your bathing suit up, and just show off the rest of your beachwear, feel free to throw over a kaftan and put on a pair of sandal wedges to get the ultimate summer ensemble.


Accessorize to the Fullest


Accessories allow you to turn an otherwise plain outfit into a glamorous ensemble, which is why you should definitely pack jewelry, bags, scarves and other favourite accessories while getting ready for vacation. Stacked bangle bracelets and a long chain necklace will look fierce together with your bikini and a long kimono. If you add a pair of stylish shades and an oversized hat, you’ll channel some of the most stylish celebrity beach looks.


Oversized beach bags are a must, both because they can fit all of your beach necessities and because they just look fabulous on you. Hair clips will help reflect the child-like vibe inside you and make you look chic at the same time while keeping your hair in place too. Don’t forget about earrings because often the smallest details make the most difference. Tassel earrings or some gold bangles will add enough glitz to the swimsuit without making it less casual.


Styling up your swimsuit has never been easier. With only a bit of imagination and fearlessness, you’ll create the most outstanding outfits that will leave everyone in awe. Don’t be afraid to accessorize to the max, dress up your bathing suit with denim shorts, maxi skirts, sarongs or even kaftans for a full-on cover-up. Don’t forget a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to keep the sun protection at the highest level.

Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.

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