Friday, February 15
You may still be fending off winter's chill, but summer is just around the corner! Today's guest blogger Susan Bodack is an expert swimsuit stylist and the Director of Social Media Marketing at InStyleSwimwear.com. Visit them today for all your swimwear needs!
If you’re a fashionista on a budget, then you may not always be able to afford a brand new designer swimsuit each season. But if you play your cards right, you can still look as sizzling as the sun! The solution? The mix and match swimsuit trend! Keep these tips in mind and you can create your own unique beach-chic look.
All images courtesy of InStyleSwimwear.com
Prints + Solids
Mixing a printed swimsuit separate with a solid separate is probably the most common (and chicest!) ways of mixing and matching. The key to making it look like it’s on purpose is to choose a solid colored bottom that is featured in the print. For example, if you have a pink and yellow floral print bottom on top of a black base, pair it with a solid-colored top in pink, yellow or black. By sticking to the print’s color palette, your swimsuit separates will look like they were a match made in heaven!
Solids + Solids
Another way to mix and match is to pair solids with solids. You can usually get away with black on black and white on white, especially if the swimsuit separates are from the same brand and year. Regardless of the hue, always try your separates on in a sunny room and if it looks good to you, then you’re good to go! Over the past year or so, I’ve definitely been noticing a trend in mixing and matching solid swimsuit separates—women everywhere are pairing up separates in contrasting solid colors and creating a cool colorblock-inspired look! Think citrus and fuchsia or orange and pink—the bolder the combo, the better!
Prints + Prints
Finally, this last mix and match swimsuit look is strictly for the gal who likes to stand out! Over the past few years, the hottest designers have been creating swimsuit sets that feature juxtaposing prints and patterns to create fashion-forward unique looks. Now you can do the same without spending a penny! Try mixing floral prints with paisley prints, stripes with polka dots, animal prints with tribal prints, you name it! All eyes will be on you and you’ll definitely be the belle of the beach!
This season, whether you’re rummaging through your closet or opting to splurge on just one swimsuit top or bottom, keep these mix and match swimsuit tips in mind!
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