Once you've found the right bikini — you know, the one that makes you feel comfortable and sexy — the next step is figuring out how to style it. For those looking to take their Australian swimsuit style up a few notches, we have some easy suggestions. Recently I've been inspired by the fusion of swim and ready to wear, effortless vacation dressing.
I looked to a few of my favourite Instagram Influencers who have completely mastered this and provided an easy guide. Ahead are six ways to make your bikini look extra good for the 'gram or whatever tickles your swimsuit fancy ;)
Pair your swimsuit with jean shorts
The above image is Founder @beth.ireland_x wearing our Abella one piece swimsuit. Isn't it gorgeous!! If there's one suit to buy this season, it's a one-piece, especially considering that they're actually more popular than bikinis right now, according to recent market research. Pairing one with jean shorts is the simplest way to take your look from the water to anywhere else you might be headed. This works especially well with swimsuits with detailed necklines or floral swimsuits. Top the look off with a hat to help protect yourself from the sun's rays and you're good to go.
Wear a buttoned or tie up top
Christina Macpherson wear a tie-up shirt which offers versatility and makes it easy to customise how much of your swimsuit you're showing off. Wear it open when you're somewhere swimwear is welcome, and tie it up if you want to be more modest. Go for a shirt with sheer fabric if you want to make sure your swim style shows through no matter what, and pair with comfortable pants or shorts for an overall relaxed look. Finish off the look with a cute headband or scrunchie and you'll be the cutest out.
Slip on a sarong and a cute bucket hat
The easiest way to dress up your swimsuit? A sarong! Whether you go for something loose and flowy, short or long, you'll end up with a look that's polished enough for date night or dinner out with friends. This idea works with both bikinis and one-pieces and how cute does it look on Christina Macpherson!
Besides the fact that you should always cover your skin from direct sunlight in summer, a chic statement hat is the perfect addition to summer layering.
Accessorise your bikini with jewellery!
The cute shell earrings go so well with this gorgeous red bikini from Charlie Mae Swimwear. The necklaces just give the bikini that extra bit of style.
Accessorise with head scarfs and sunnies
Nothing looks cuter than this head scarf, earrings and sunnies combo. You can't go wrong with this look. Whether you're on a sunny Australian beach or the Amalfie coast, get accessorising!
Wear a kaftan with your swimwear!
Nothing beats a cute and easy kaftan to put over your swimwear when your at the pool or the beach. An easy but stylish way to dress up what you wear.
So there you have it! 6 ways to dress up your bikini this summer and don't forget to add a cute tote to finish the look! Have a fab summer and get confident in those bikinis!