On the fashion spectrum, bikinis are probably the closest socially acceptable alternative to being naked. Truthfully a bikini contains the most minuscule pieces of fabric, yet ironically, it presents one of the best opportunities to flex your sartorial muscles. After all, in the age of social media, snapping the perfect beachside pic is an event in itself, and that's where the right accessories come in.
As proven by fashion It girls, a bikini is only the base layer. It's the jewelry, shirts, hats, and sunglasses you add to it that truly count. Among the gambit of beloved bikini pairings, colorful crochet bucket hats rank high on the list. Shimmering belly chains are another go-to styling hack for making the most out of bikinis this season. I've counted a few more styling tricks It girls are currently employing to level up their swimwear, and they're all down below. Keep scrolling to read the full list.
I'm not just talking about matching sarongs here (Although, that's perfectly acceptable and very much on-trend.) I'm talking about matching down to the T, including pants, shirts, and headscarves. Complete swimwear coordination feels cheeky, fun, and impactful, so basically, there's no con to trying it out.
It's not an optical illusion—layered bikinis are quickly becoming a thing, and I'm 100% here for it. While some brands like Same and Christopher Esber already do the layering for you in one suit, it's possible to double up two string bikinis for a similar effect.
The concept of body jewelry is not new by any means, but it definitely has remained a go-to styling hack among the fashion set. The beauty is you can go the delicate, dainty route for some mild shimmer or go extra with a chunky belly chain. Either way, it's a winner.
I'll admit it: I've been influenced to buy all the rainbow bucket hats, and now, I can't get them out of my head. People who don't want to fuss with body jewelry or ornate styling tricks will love this one, as it's as easy as throwing on a hat. It's a relatively simple hack that's oh so cool.
If you ever needed more proof that the big, colorful button-down is the best thing since sliced bread, let me show you yet another way to style them. I've noticed that a lot of the fashion folks on my feed style them with a simple bikini and strappy sandals, and the result is supremely chic.