We’ve reached that point in summer where we’re looking to update our beach day looks. Sure, the classic denim cutoffs and sundress will never feel dated, but it never hurts to explore our sartorial options. Who better to look to for inspiration than some of our favorite influencers who are bringing their A-game to the beach. These personalities know exactly how to style their bikinis in unexpected ways with skin-baring dresses, satin coordinates, borrowed-from-the-boys denim, and beyond!
Here are 10 ways your favorite fashion influencers are styling their bikinis:
1. Issa Pressman
Tropical dressing is an opportunity to be fearless with patterns. Do it like Issa Pressman and wear a printed bikini and coordinates together. An easy trick to get it right is making sure your pieces are in the same color family so they blend seamlessly.
Castillos Boxy Top and Shorts Set, P2490, CARIOCA, seektheuniq.com
Patchwork Print Shirt, P2295, ZARA, zara.com
2. Angelique Manto
There’s something so effortlessly sexy about a translucent piece; that bare-it-all-but-not-quite sensibility is the power move for a seductive summertime look. Angelique Manto shows us how it’s done with her white bikini worn under a long-sleeved, full-length mesh dress.
Long Mesh Dress, P2495, ZARA, zara.com
3. Marie Lozano
There are a million reasons why we love a good full skirt—the heat-friendly breathability, the mobility it allows, and the aura of femininity it gives off are just a few. If that doesn’t convince you to give it a try, take a look at this ensemble put together by Marie Lozano. She wears a voluminous, white maxi skirt, making for a look that’s the textbook-definition of “beach goddess.”
Wavybaby Skirt in Ice, P3900, GOOD TIMES, halohalostore.ph
4. Nicole Andersson
Give your tried-and-tested sarong a break and opt for the skirt you love wearing around the city. Nicole Andersson proves that something as streetstyle as a structured zebra-print can work for the beach. When worn with layers of necklaces and chunky black sandals, it gives your summer wardrobe a cool edge.
Denim Mini Skirt, P1290, H&M, hm.com
Sustainable Button-Blended Mini Skirt, P1499, POMELO, pomelofashion.com
5. Ashley Garcia
Ashley Garcia is the girl to follow for Gen Z style. She lends that signature playfulness to this beach look, with the main star being a pair of tie-waist crocheted pants. When paired with a beaded waist chain and purple market bag, you’ve got yourself a look that’s new-generation-approved.
Chenille Trousers, P1695, ZARA, zara.com
6. Bea Marin
In keeping with the challenge of swapping out your go-to beach pieces, trade your denim cutoffs for a pair of lounge shorts. Your favorite pambahay will bring a super interesting contrast of texture to your bikini and make for a comfortable, nonchalant pairing. See this cool-girl effortlessness in action with Bea Marin’s beachside look.
Cipher Basic Mesh Shorts, P800, DBTK, dbtkco.com
(96) Shorts, P590, CHARLOTTE FOLK, charlottefolk.co
7. Vina Guerrero
Calling all girls who only wear black and white! If you want to add a little bit of color to your beach wardrobe, you don’t need to get a brand new bikini. Opt for a bright cover-up that’ll make a fun contrast against your neutral bathing suit. See how Vina Guerrero does this with her oversized green polo and white bikini.
Poplin Shirt, P1695, ZARA, zara.com
Oversize Cotton Shirt, P1995, MANGO, shop.mango.com
8. Laureen Uy
When are we ever not raving about co-ords? They make everything look chic, even something as cheeky as a bikini. Take inspo from Laureen Uy and wear your bikini with a pair of coordinates of the same color. Be sure to keep the top open for the full effect.
Electric Blue Button-Down Shirt and Shorts Set, P3500, DELIVER DELIVER DAILY, deliverdeliverdaily.com
Cotton Shirt, P1190, Cotton Poplin Shorts, P899, H&M, hm.com
9. Rhea Bue
We know you're thinking denim isn't a sound choice for beach days, but give us a second to argue our case by looking at this outfit by Rhea Bue. When done in two sizes larger (or better yet, borrowed from a boyfriend), it could totally work! The extra loose fit gives off that nonchalance that’s perfectly beach-appropriate.
Men Regular Cut Jeans, P1990, UNIQLO, uniqlo.com
10. Ry Velasco
A scarf top is already one of our favorite summer pieces for their versatility, ease, and tropic-friendliness. When worn on top of a bikini, it makes for an interesting play on shapes and silhouettes. Ry Velasco does this with a scarf top of the same color, giving her monochrome look a little refresh.
Irregular Satin Top, P599, H&M, hm.com
Recycled Polyester Scarf, P795, MANGO, zalora.com
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