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35 Swimsuit and Bikini Outfit Combinations That Will Never Go Out of Style

Got nothing to wear to the beach or pool? We’ve got you covered.
35 Swimsuit and Bikini Outfit Combinations That Will Never Go Out of Style
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Got nothing to wear to the beach or pool? We’ve got you covered.

If you have a beach trip or staycation planned, then you’ll definitely be packing some of your favorite swimsuits to flaunt. Though wearing them alone is a given, why not spruce up your maillot or bikini with some clever styling? Don’t worry, we’re not talking about overdressing at the beach! But more of creating a look that will take you from your time in the water to an afternoon or night out with effortless style. Besides, you need to take that double-tap worthy OOTD while soaking up some sun!

The key to coming up with an Instagram-worthy swimsuit ‘fit is versatility. You want a look that’s both chic but comfortable; simple yet still quite trendy. That said, your choice of cover-up, footwear, and accessories can make or break your look! Below, we round-up foolproof outfit combos you can totally cop the next time you decide to wear your favorite once-piece suit or bikini top!

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35 Stylish Swimsuit and Bikini Outfits to Try

1. Oversized shirt (styled as a cropped top) + one-piece swimsuit

Cop Kathryn Bernardo’s go-to style formula for covering up at the beach! This is a cool and easy way to wear your favorite oversized tee while still showing off some skin.

PHOTO BY Instagram/bernardokath
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2. Halter dress + bikini set + sunglasses + woven tote bag

Whip out your favorite hubadera summer dress and wear it over your printed bikini just like Insta girl and model Yanna Cowper! This will add dimension and color to your look in more ways than one.

PHOTO BY Insatgram/yannacowper

3. Off-shoulder bikini top + high-waist denim shorts + belt + headband + delicate gold accessories

Beach babe Patricia Henson has the perfect ‘fit to wear to a day out in town before (or after) taking a dip! A cinched waist is always a good idea to accentuate your curves.

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PHOTO BY Insatgram/patriciahenson

4. Halter bikini top + denim mini skirt

Who says you can’t wear your denim skirt to the beach? Take cues from Rhea Bue and opt for your shortest denim skirt to use as a cover-up while you enjoy some drinks.

PHOTO BY Insatgram/iamrheabue
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5. Triangle bikini top + linen co-ords + scarf (worn as a bandana) + straw bag + wide-rimmed sunnies

Entrepreneur and stylish mom Mikka Padua makes the most out of her favorite linen co-ords as she layers them over a basic black bikini.

PHOTO BY Insatgram/mikkapadua

6. Scoop neck bikini top + high waist shorts + bucket hat + Birkenstock sandals

You can trust Laureen Uy to show us an effortlessly cool beach fit that’s anything but basic. Opt for loose-fitting flared shorts like Lau to add more shape to your look.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/laureen

7. Triangle bikini top + high waist trousers + slides 

Though Kelsey Merritt usually keeps her swimsuit ‘fits simple and bare at the beach, she does know the power of a transitional look that can take her straight to a dinner date with her beau. Cop this easy and put-together OOTD with breezy tailored trousers and classy slides.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/kelseymerritt

8. Shirt dress (worn as a cover-up) + bikini top + denim shorts + belt + straw hat

This statement fit will definitely turn heads the moment you step out into the shore! Style your maxi dress as a cover up instead to subtly reveal your bikini top and the right amount of leg to flaunt.

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PHOTO BY Insatgram/mikkapadua

9. Bandeau bikini top + high waist bottoms + socks + chunky white sneakers + sunnies

Vlogger Emma Chamberlain shows us the perfect outfit to wear at a pool party! If you just want to flaunt your flattering new bikini set, then style it with chunky white sneakers for an added touch of cool.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/emmachamberlain

10. Tie-string bikini top and bottom + layered gold necklaces + body chain + chunky gold bangles + tiny sunglasses

Trust Bella Hadid to turn a simple string bikini into a badass OOTD. Over-accessorizing works well if you’re wearing a skimpy swimsuit with a lot of skin left to cover. So pile on those bangles and necklaces when you have the chance!

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PHOTO BY Instagram/bellahadid

11. One-piece swimsuit + high-waist khaki shorts + belt + thong sandals + baguette bag + sunnies

This effortlessly chic ‘fit can take you from day to night. The trick is to pick a simple maillot that looks like a body suit so people won’t really notice you’re already dressed to take a dip.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/kelseymerritt

12. Bikini top + high-waist bikini bottoms + head scarf + wide-rimmed sunglasses

Keep your hair away from your face on windy beach days with a pretty scarf or handkerchief you can wear as a headband!

PHOTO BY Instagram/accidentalinfluencer
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13. Rash guard + white sneakers + colored sunglasses

Model-turned-entrepreneur Bea Soriano-Dee cleverly dressed up her rash guard with a pair of classic white sneakers and finished off her look with matching jelly-colored sunnies. The key to this outfit combo is to stick to a fresh and pastel color palette to look youthful.

PHOTO BY Instagram/beibeidee
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14. Bandeau bikini top + high-cut bikini bottom + cropped cardigan + baguette bag 

If you want to wear your bikini just for the ‘gram, take cues from Barbara Kristoffersen and go monochromatic. This is a great way to wear your fuzzy cardis even when it isn’t cold outside!

PHOTO BY Instagram/barbarakristoffersen
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15. Scoop neck bikini top + lounge pants + straw hat

Wear your modest bikini top as a bralette and pair with a breezy set of trousers to look polished. Take cues from supermodel mom Emily Ratajkowski and finish it off with a straw hat and dainty gold accessories.

PHOTO BY Instagram/emrata
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16. High-cut bikini set + high-waist denim jeans + button-down shirt or cardigan + chunky sandals

This look is perfect if you want to hide any trace of your swimsuit before hitting the beach or pool! The best part is this outfit will look equally as good when you opt to wear your denims and throw on your shirt or cardi completely unbuttoned.

PHOTO BY Instagram/hannahschonberg
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17. Triangle bikini top + white button-down shirt + high-waist denim shorts

This no-brainer casual chic look from Juliana Gomez is undeniably a staple for a beach trip. Just make sure to pick denim cut-offs that cinch your waist for some added shape.

PHOTO BY Instagram/gomezjuliana

18. One-piece swimsuit + cropped button-down shirt + Bermuda shorts + straw hat

This classy summer ‘fit is perfect for when you want to wear your maillot while traveling to your destination. We suggest you keep to a neutral color palette to look fresh despite the blazing hot weather.

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PHOTO BY Insatgram/yannacowper

19. Puff-sleeve top + tie-string bikini bottoms + cat eye sunnies

Arci Munoz isn’t afraid to wear all black at the beach, so you shouldn’t be wary of it too! The key is to pick a flirty and feminine top in noir to prevent your ‘fit from looking too dreary or somber. A killer beauty look with a bright bold lip also helps a ton.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/ramonathornes

20. Tank top + high-cut string bikini bottom + sunglasses

Forgot to bring a proper cover-up? Opt to use your favorite tank top instead! This makes for a cool beach OOTD if you’re not keen on showing off any cleavage for the ‘gram.

PHOTO BY Instagram/emmachamberlain
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21. Bikini top + blazer + high-waist trousers

You can even style your plain white bandeau or triangle bikini top under a blazer! This is a comfortable look to try when you want to look polished but are still keen on showing off skin.

PHOTO BY Instagram/endlesslyloveclub

22. One-piece swimsuit + pencil midi skirt + scarf (worn as headband) + oversized sunnies

Get groovy with this outfit from Maria Bernad that’s perfect for a night out! If you’re not one to flaunt bright colors or eye-catching prints, stick to this style formula but in neutrals, all black, or all white. The effect is just as fashionable.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/maria_bernad

23. Cropped sweatshirt  + string bikini bottom

A sweater at the beach? Why not! For colder afternoons and evenings, opt for a cute oversized cropped sweater to cozy up in. It’ll look cute for an OOTD to boot!

PHOTO BY Instagram/emrata
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24. Printed one-piece swimsuit + chunky sandals + statement sunglasses

Spruce up your printed maillot with comfy chunky sandals and statement specs! These accessories will definitely elevate your look into cool girl heights.

PHOTO BY Instagram/laureen

24. Bandeau bikini top + flowy midi skirt + slides + statement handbag

Dress up your simple bandeau top with a printed skirt that moves with the sea breeze. Just check out this dreamy OOTD on Marie Lozano! Keep things classy but comfy by finishing your look with gilded slides and some interesting arm candy.

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PHOTO BY Insatgram/iammarielozano

26. One-piece swimsuit + wide-leg high-waist trousers + belt + straw hat + sandals

Your bright colored one-piece suit can double as the perfect summer top to wear out! Here, Liz Uy shows us how to dress it up with a pair of roomy beige trousers and drew in her waist with a simple white belt. You’ll look slimmer and taller in no time!

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PHOTO BY Instagram/lizzzuy

27. Scoop neck bikini top + printed sarong + beaded accessories

Don’t be afraid to wear color! We love how beauty queen and model Katarina Rodriguez opted for complementary hues to spice up these beach basics. Multicolored beaded necklaces and bracelets are also a nice touch to tie your outfit together.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/KATARINARODRI

28. High-waist bikini set + cropped white button-down shirt + bucket hat

Keep it cool at the beach with a breezy button-down that falls right by your waist so you have all the leg to flaunt. A clever way to add color to your black and white ‘fit is to pick a bright or pastel bucket hat to finish off your look.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/GOMEZJULIANA

29. Scarf (worn as a top) + high waist bikini bottoms + straw hat + sunglasses

If you’ve overused (or overexposed) your black bikini top for the ‘gram, why not wear your scarf as a statement halter top instead? This outfit is perfect if you want to exude sophistication at the beach.

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PHOTO BY Insatgram/iammarielozano

30. One-piece swimsuit + colored pants + bucket hat

Go monochrome if you can! And it’s even better if you can match your entire look in a sweet and summery hue. This is the perfect style formula when you want to wear your swimsuits in the city and not the beach.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/barbarakristoffersen

31. Swimsuit top with sleeves + midi skirt + chunky sandals + tote bag + straw hat

If you have a swimsuit top with sleeves in tow, you should definitely wear it as a cropped top paired with a flowy midi skirt! This polished and put-together look from Katt Valdez is perfect for a weekend out in the city or at the beach.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/kattvaldez

32. Tie-string triangle bikini set + thick knit oversized cardigan

There’s something stylish yet ironic about using a chunky knitted cardigan as a cover-up. But it definitely makes for a cool double-tap worthy ‘fit!

PHOTO BY Instagram/emmachamberlain
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33. Triangle bikini top + tennis skirt + sunnies

Gen Z poster girl Lorin Gutierrez-Bektaz opts for a high-waist tennis skirt instead of a sarong. A pretty clever way of covering up while still sticking to a certain aesthetic!

PHOTO BY Instagram/loringabriella

34. Bikini set + baseball cap

The simplest accessory can totally change up your look. Adding a snapback will definitely give your ordinary swimsuit OOTD a sporty edge.

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PHOTO BY Insatgram/patriciahenson

35. One-piece swimsuit + cable knit cardigan + chunky gold accessories

We know what you’re thinking but hear us out! Opt for this cozy look from Molly Blutstein on cold or rainy days when you’d want to stay warm as soon as you get out of the water. It also makes for a stunning outfit that’s undeniably sexy but elegant.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/accidentalinfluencer

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