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This Cebuana Influencer Will Convince You to Collect Neutral Swimsuits

Clare Inso is obsessed with custom-made bikinis in the prettiest and most flattering neutral hues.
This Cebuana Influencer Will Convince You to Collect Neutral Swimsuits
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Clare Inso is obsessed with custom-made bikinis in the prettiest and most flattering neutral hues.

With travel restrictions easing up, it feels like we can finally get away and have our much needed breather away from the city (while still practicing health protocols of course!). The weather may be getting cooler, but lucky for us, it's always bikini season in the tropics!

For swimwear inspiration, we couldn't help but take style notes from Gen Z influencer, Clare Inso. The Cebuana content creator, who is now currently based in Manila, is known to be an avid traveler, exploring the archipelago's best islands with pilot girlfriend and fellow influencer, Chezka Carandang

Her biggest consideration when choosing swimmies? The fit, "kasi I'm flat chested!" she laughs and adds, "So, it’s important that it hugs my body perfectly." She tells Preview about instances when suits didn't look flattering as the individual pieces lacked form. This led to her appreciation of custom-made suits and the super simple, but often overlooked swimwear tip of getting different sized tops and bottoms. 

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She also notes the importance of quality as it will determine how the fabric stretches and supports your body as you swim and embark on water activities. A couple of her favorites? Proudly Filipino brands: Sew Local and Eighth Mermaid

Lastly, she also takes into consideration the color of her swimsuit collection. With a preference for neutral tones, she shares that not only is it easier to mix and match (Hint: more two-piece combinations = more looks for the 'gram!), it also makes for more aesthetic photos as the hues seamlessly blend with nature. 

Looking for swimwear inspiration? Below are 8 flattering neutral swimsuits and poses for flat chested girls as seen on Gen Z influencer, Clare Inso:

1. Mini ruffles on Clare's burnt sienna bikini top subtly creates the illusion of a fuller chest. Here, she puts on a sultry poker face and looks directly into the camera. She shares that one of her go to poses is putting one leg forward to appear longer in photos. 

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2. Never underestimate the power of texture! The ribbed detail adds dimension to the photo and makes Clare's low-key sand bikini even more visually interesting. For a more candid approach, look away from the camera and pretend to adjust your bottoms.  

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3. Don your sunnies and glance up from your beach read at the last second for that effortlessly-cool, Tumblr-girl look. Clare shares that the website she frequented as a teen remains a huge influence until now. Don't forget to angle a bit to the side to show off the low-cut, side details of your classic white maillot!

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4. Grab your best girl and have fun soaking up the sun! Here, we see more of the same ruffle detail on her olive bikini as she poses with Chezka.

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5. The only thing that says "paradise" more than a background of palmtrees is drinking from an actual coconut. The next time you order buko juice, make sure to snap a photo for your feed. Also, we love how Clare wore her traditionally halter bikini upside down and tied the strings below her chest!

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6. Like ruffles, having a bit of ruching in your bandeau will add volume to your bust area. Get ready for your close-up, toss your hair back, and smize at the camera. 

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7. Not only does the ring detail add just the right dash of sexy, it also provides a little bit more shape. Here, Clare flexes her beach-ready bod with her go-to raised leg pose, but spices it up by looking away. 

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8. A triangle bikini is a classic for a reason - it is universally flattering. Make sure to pick one in the right size, then lean onto one side to accentuate your natural curves. 

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