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8 Cute Holiday Outfit Ideas To Copy (Swimsuits Included)

Harriet Davey

As kids, we would flick through every page of the Argos catalogue to choose what toys we wanted, and in 2019 we use Instagram the same way. We're shopping directly through the app and picking up our styling tips from our favourite IG stars. Our latest find? Influencers like Lucy Williams and Monikh are styling their swimwear in a whole new way. A scruffy topknot and a beach towel as a sarong is perfect for the beach, sure – but they’ve made them super wearable away from the coast, too.

It’s all about choosing swimsuits in punchy prints or playful hues and incorporating them into your summer wardrobe. Whether you go for jeans and a nice top, shorts or even a silky slip skirt, we’ve found so many ways to wear a swimsuit this season for any occasion.

From the Rixo polka dot swimsuit you’ll pair with a blazer for work, to the zesty green Three Graces London one-piece that’s ready to wear with split hem trousers and clashing Birkenstocks, there are endless ways to style your poolside one-piece. Click through to see how we're making our summer swimwear work harder.

If this outfit doesn’t make you head to Skyscanner immediately to peruse some last-minute flights then we don’t know what will. We’ll set the scene: you’re at the coast, you’ve been by the pool all day and now you want pasta. Wrap around your leopard Ganni skirt, pop on the sun-shading Zara hat, and add flourishes via Mango's strappy wedges and a shell anklet.



Haight One-Shoulder Swimsuit, $190, available at mytheresa

Ganni Leopard-Print Satin Midi Skirt, $291, available at Moda Operandi

Zara Raffia Hat, $19.99, available at Zara

Urban Outfitters Shell Anklet, $10, available at Urban Outfitters

Mango Strappy Heeled Sandals, $49.99, available at Mango

With the Spice Girls and Westlife on tour it’s easy to think we’re actually back in the '90s. Pair this Calvin Klein logo swimsuit with a bucket hat and belt bag and you’ll have the whole throwback package sorted. Light-wash MM6 Maison Margiela jeans teamed with bright cobalt and tie-dye yellow is the colour combo to embrace this summer. VK Blue, optional.



Calvin Klein Blue Swimsuit by Calvin Klein, $70, available at Topshop

MM6 Maison Margiela Mid-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans, $290, available at MatchesFashion.com

Teva Original Universal Sandals In White, $40, available at ASOS

Zara Faded-Effect Bucket Hat, $15.99, available at Zara

Urban Outfitters Core Canvas Bum Bag, $20, available at Urban Outfitters

You're in Santorini, having soaked up the sun all day, and you're ready for drinks by the sea. The slip skirt has become part of every cool girl’s capsule wardrobe and it goes just as well with this swimsuit as it does with a white tee. Pair with more shell accessories, the By Far bag you’ve most likely spotted on Instagram already, and tie-up sandals. Now, where's that Campari?



& Other Stories Shell Print Halter Swimsuit, $45, available at & Other Stories

Vince Satin Slip Skirt , $236, available at mytheresa

By Far Frida Envelope Bag, $490, available at Farfetch

Stradivarius Shell Earrings, $7.99, available at Stradivarius

Charles & Keith Ankle Tie Square Toe Sandals, $55, available at Charles & Keith

The latest Love Stories x H&M collaboration nabbed our attention for all the right reasons. This off-the-shoulder one-piece is our favourite, and we're making it preppy with a chunky velvet headband, an oversized striped shirt and classic slacks. A statement necklace from influencer-beloved brand Missoma and rope sandals will be the accessories you’ll wear on repeat.



H&M Off-The-Shoulder Swimsuit, $34.99, available at H&M

Design By Hummingbird Padded Velvet Headband, $45, available at Selfridges

Current/Elliott Striped Ruched Cotton Shirt, $260, available at Harvey Nichols

& Other Stories Nomadic State of Mind Sandals, $59, available at & Other Stories

Missoma Gold Zenyu Fan Necklace, $115, available at Missoma

Green is the colour of the season, be it sage, lime, highlighter neon or pistachio. Go for this ruched Three Graces swimsuit and slit hem trousers that’ll show off clashing pink Birkenstocks. Add the supersized Jacquemus bag that will outshine all other straw bags, and your summer stroll outfit is complete. Don’t forget hair clips – they’re one of SS19’s key accessories trends, thanks to the likes of Simone Rocha and Versace.



The Three Graces Cleo Ruched Swimsuit, $250, available at Net-A-Porter

Jacquemus Le Baci Basket in Beige Raffia, $415, available at Monnier Freres

Mango Slit Hem Trousers, $39.99, available at Mango

Zara Acetate Hair Clips, $9.99, available at Zara

If there’s a festival or back garden BBQ in your plans, then this is the look to go for. Tie-dye is having a real moment, and if you want to skip the hassle of DIY then Zara has some they prepared earlier. Wear with a chain belt and white shorts, throw on cushioned Prada dad sandals and these Stella McCartney tinted sunnies, and you’re good to go.



Zara Tie-Dye Swimsuit, $25.99, available at Zara

Stella McCartney Aviator-Style Metal And Tortoiseshell Sunglasses, $215, available at Net-A-Porter

Arket Denim Shorts, $35, available at Arket

Mango Hoop Belt, $19.99, available at Mango

Prada Rubber and Canvas-Trimmed Leather Sandals, $460, available at Net-A-Porter

It’s time to do the mix and match. Add black and white polka dots (from Rixo) to white and black polka dots (from Topshop) and you've got the perfect clash. Splashes of colour like mint and red will take the look to new summery heights.



Rixo London Polka Dot Swimsuit, $130, available at Rixo London

Topshop Black And White Spot Midi Skirt, $39, available at Topshop

Bershka Blazer With Rolled-Up Sleeves, $29.99, available at Bershka

Miss Selfridge Gold Three Row Hoop Earrings, $7.5, available at Miss Selfridge

Topshop Red Strap Sandals, $32, available at Topshop

There are so many ways to wear neon this season, but the best way is loud and proud. Pair Ganni’s neon tiger swimsuit with bold cycling shorts from Weekday. Still not convinced by the tricky-to-wear shorts? It’ll look just as good under denim cutoffs, too. Chunky trainers, diamante hair clips and a chain bag will throw this back to the '00s.



Ganni String Swimsuit, $120, available at Ganni

Paco Rabanne Iconic 1969 Chain Phone Bag, $495, available at MatchesFashion.com

Weekday Alessia Bike Shorts, $18, available at Weekday

Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers, $695, available at mytheresa

ASOS DESIGN Pack of 2 Hair Clips in Crystal, $6, available at ASOS

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