5 Creative Ways To Style Your Swimsuit This Summer


Spring has officially sprung, which means the season you actually spend all year counting down for — summer — is just around the corner. Cue the outdoor concerts, weekends at the beach, backyard BBQs, park days, and all the frozen treats. When the temperatures heat up, let your best swimwear pieces work overtime in your wardrobe. We know that styling a swimsuit off the beach can be an intimidating challenge, so we teamed up with an authority on all-things-summer, Havaianas, to give you five out-of-the-box outfit ideas you’ll want to wear on repeat from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

One-piece suits with interesting detailing are one cool trend to play with come summer (think: lace-up options, off-the-shoulder versions, and oh-so-cool cutouts). Plus, any one-piece instantly becomes a bodysuit when the sun goes down — just add high waisted shorts, metallic flip flops, and a swipe of red lipstick. And when it comes to making smooth transitions from poolside to table side, plan to layer ruffled maxi skirts over your favorite bikini after dark. Slip into T-strap sandals and statement earrings, and your look is ready for the town. Read on for more swimmingly chic ideas, and prepare to get hot, hot, hot.

All Tied Up

Embrace the nautical vibes of high summer with a lace-up one-piece suit, paper bag shorts, and a cheeky straw bag. Rose gold sandals are sure to finish almost any look in your wardrobe all season.

Metallic gold sandals, havaianas.com; Mara Hoffman suit, net-a-porter.com; Topshop shorts, topshop.com; Sole Society hat, nordstrom.com; Kayu tote, bloomingdales.com.

The Cold Shoulder

Last summer's silhouette of choice — the off-the-shoulder cut — is back in the form of sleek, ruffled swimwear. Try a white version with gingham shorts, an easy-to-wear choker, and shades. Finish with flip flops that are quite literally the picture of summer fun.

Flip flops, havianas.com; Karla Colette off-the-shoulder swimsuit, net-a-porter.com; Chan Luu choker, shopbop.com; Gingham shorts, topshop.com; Havaianas sunglasses, havaianas.com.

A Cut Above

Taking inspiration from the ground up, pair pink accented footwear with a coordinating sarong and swimsuit with well-placed cutouts. The molded footbed on those sandals will feel as good as they look, and a waterproof clutch ensures your style stands up to a little splashing.

Flip flops, havaianas.com; Solid and Striped swimsuit, net-a-porter.com; Lem Lem sarong, modaoperandi.com; Mini bag, havaianas.com; Gorjana bracelet, nordstrom.com.

Dream Weaver

Add extra interest to your daytime look with a woven bikini top and T-strap sandals in a prettily patterned, deep purple hue. Never leave home without a statement earring.

T-strap sandals, havaianas.com; Mikoh bikini top, net-a-porter.com; Mikoh bikini bottom, net-a-porter.com; Alice + Olivia skirt, shopbop.com; Modern Weaving earrings, shopbop.com; 100% Pure BB Cream, revolve.com.

We Go High

When in doubt, go with a high waisted swim suit. The comfortable style looks as great as it feels, and pairs perfectly with metallic flip flops and beach-ready add-ons.

Gold flip flops, havaianas.com; Lisa Marie Fernandez swimsuit, intermixonline.com; J.Crew dress, jcrew.com; Kate Spade iPhone 7 case, nordstrom.com; Le Specs sunglasses, bloomingdales.com.

This post is sponsored by Havaianas.

Design: Liz Minch