10 Easy Ways to Style a Swimsuit Like an Influencer

by Abby Montanez

A bathing suit used to just be a bathing suit, right? And a cover-up used to be jean shorts and an old t-shirt? Ok, just checking. Today, whether you’re going on a tropical vacay or visiting a nearby beach, fashion comes first. From celebrities to influencers and bloggers, I’ve learned of so many easy ways to style a swimsuit that allows you to incorporate pieces you already have in your own closet. 

Want to rock a bikini bottom with a turtleneck sweater? Go for it. How about sporting a one-piece with a Hawaiian shirt? Style is subjective, but trust me, all the cool girls are doing it. Here are 10 easy ways to style a swimsuit that will have you looking like an influencer this summer.

1. Voluminous Blouse

Puffy sleeves and voluminous tops are on trend this season. While you’d normally grab this summer staple for daywear, why not throw it over your suit for a chic look?

2. Hawaiian shirt

We’re here for the dad vibes. Pair an oversized Hawaiian shirt with your favorite bathing suit for a retro feel like this Jersey City influencer did. 

3. High-slit skirt

Sexy, glamorous—all eyes will be on you if you show up to the beach in this. Seriously, a cover-up never looked this stylish. 

View this post on Instagram

A divine meeting between me and the sun ☀️

A post shared by Elaine Welteroth (@elainewelteroth) on

4. Flowy pants

This sporty ensemble can double for vacay or every day. For those who want some extra UV protection, start by digging out your longest, most wide-leg pants.

View this post on Instagram

A day on the deck

A post shared by Danielle Bernstein (@weworewhat) on

5. Tie-Dye Wrap

The tie-dye trend is still going strong this season. And sarongs? Oh yeah, they’re back in style too. This combo is a must-have.

6. Straw Hat

If you’re going to wear a hat, make it the focal point. Scoop yourself up an oversized straw hat that will not only shade you from the sun, but elevate your entire ensemble.

View this post on Instagram

British summertime baby 😉

A post shared by Dazhané 🦋 (@dazhaneleah) on

7. Turtleneck Sweater

On a hot day, you might want to skip this one. But during overcast, bring out your comfiest cold-weather knits and you’ve got yourself an outfit.

View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Laura Jade Stone (@laurajadestone) on

8. Linen Top

Nothing says summer like linen. Lightweight, breathable—this top is easy to throw on during the day, or tie around your waist at night. 

View this post on Instagram

big coffee big hair🐒

A post shared by AMAKA (@amaka.hamelijnck) on

9. Shorts and Sneakers

Athleisure is out to play with this one. Athletic shorts and chunky sneakers are two easy ways to style a swimsuit for that effortless street-style feel. 

View this post on Instagram

Pastels, yes please.

A post shared by Ellie Beatrice Joslin (@missjoslin) on

10. Accessories

More is better in this case. From statement earrings and puka shell necklaces to oversized sunnies and satin bandanas, accessories are key. 

About the Author/s

All posts

Abby is The Digest's Managing Editor. She spends her time looking at dogs on Instagram and eating her way around Jersey City.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Yes, I would like to receive emails from The Digest Online. Sign me up!

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: New Jersey Digest. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact