Having a tough time deciding which of the dozens of different bikini styles out there to go for? We’ve got a simple solution – go for basic white. Not only will it never go out of style, so you can still wear it years from now, but it’s the perfect blank canvas on which to create your own signature look. The white bikini can be sporty, it can be luxurious… it all depends on how you style it.
Need some inspiration? Here’s how to accessorise it to create three totally different looks:
Cool and Casual
Does your idea of a great day at the seaside involve a competitive game of volleyball followed by a good splash about in the waves to cool off? Show off your active, sporty side by pairing this sleek, high-leg bikini with denim cut-offs – it’s a classic beach look that never goes out of style.
Cover up but keep cool with a boxy, mesh or fishnet tee. Not only are they a hot trend right now, but they have the added bonus of still showing off the chic bikini below - what’s not to love?! Finish the look with cute shades and a pretty-but-practical rucksack to carry everything around in as you roller skate your way up and down the boardwalk.
If the above all sounds like far too much effort for the summer heat and you’d rather just laze by the pool, sipping a strawberry mojito and topping up your tan, a chic white bikini is still a great choice. Not only is this colour elegant and timeless, but it contrasts beautifully against sun-kissed skin to make you look positively radiant and glowing.
To truly achieve that luxury, resort-ready look, a beautiful kaftan is a must. It doesn’t matter if you prefer decadent prints like this botanical floral kimono, or sumptuous lace, beads and tassels – it just needs to look expensive!
Complete the look with a pair of cork wedges to elongate your legs, matching straw hat (the floppier the better!), and your biggest pair of oversized shades for covert people-watching. As for accessories, go for gold – a shimmering body chain adds instant luxe appeal to a simple white bikini.
Fun and Fabulous
Who says a plain white bikini is boring? Not when it’s paired with some bold, quirky accessories it isn’t. Still loving those ubiquitous, colourful pom-pom sandals? Then you’ll be glad to know they’re still in style, so continue to wear them with pride in 2017! A pair of denim shorts trimmed with a vibrant rainbow of tassels is the perfect match. And as for sunnies, they don’t come much cooler than these oversized cat’s eye frames.
But the true pièce de résistance? A flamingo pool float! You’ve seen them all over Instagram and they’re every bit as fun as they look. If you really want to have a great time and take some awesome photos, don’t hit the beach or pool without one.
So, which white bikini look above is the most you? Or maybe you have your own ideas on how to accessorise it to create a totally different beach outfit to the three we’ve put together?