Swimwear is a summer staple, especially if you are planning on getting away for a week and taking a break in the sun. Everyone wants to look their best in their holiday photos. Therefore, you need to put together a stylish beach or poolside outfit. To help you to find the perfect swimwear for your summer holidays, I have put together a few styling tips which are easy to implement.
2017 swimwear styles
Let’s start with the swimwear itself then move onto the accessories. It is always worth checking out the latest styles. If something catches your eye, and it fits you well when you try it on, go for it. Being able to rock the latest look always feels good.
However, if on the other hand, you try them on and do not feel 100% comfortable, it is better to buy something else. It is important that you feel confident when you are on the beach.
Fortunately, this year there is a lot of choice, so it is not hard to stay on trend. The majority of swimwear designers have opted to take their inspiration from the 80s. That means string bikinis and high-leg one pieces.
A stylish hat
Large floppy hats are a great way to make a statement, as well as protect yourself from the sun. They look great with most styles of swimwear, especially when you pair them with the right sunglasses. This year’s aviator style glasses look especially good when worn with a big floppy style hat.
Beach and poolside jewellery
If you want an even more glamorous look, wearing a statement necklace and some nice bracelets will do the trick. This year there is plenty of choice, so it is not hard to find something that blends in nicely. A good approach is to opt for something that is similar in colour to your one-piece or bikini.
Swimwear cover ups
It is always nice to be able to slip something on over your swimming costume when you go for lunch, or fancy taking a break from the pool to spend an hour shopping. There are still plenty of sarongs in the shops, but this year it is cover up dresses that are proving to be the most popular. Crochet style cover ups are especially feminine and glamorous.
These lightweight dresses are loosely cut, so they are extremely comfortable to wear. Because the majority of them are mid thigh length they are perfect for wearing with jeans, or a skirt, in the evening. You will also get a lot of use out of them when you get home, so it is worth spending a little extra and buying one made from a luxury fabric, like lace.
The right footwear
Last, but by no means least, is the right footwear. Flip flops are convenient and affordable, but sandals can look even better. They are a great way to finish off your beach look. When it comes to footwear, satin is the big trend for 2017.
Unfortunately, that does not really work for the beach! Although, you could get away with wearing a pair if you are planning to stay poolside and were very careful to keep them dry. For the beach, a pair of nice strappy leather sandals is a good option. Provided you choose wisely, you will be able to wear them in the evenings as well, with a nice dress.
THIS POST IS IN COLLABORATION WITH JD Williams