How to mix and match Bikinis

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With summer just around the corner and countless pieces of bikinis missing to make the original pairs, it’s time to learn how to mix and match bikinis to rock them confidently at the beach or by the pool!

We’re right at the cusp of summer, which means bikini season is quickly approaching! Whether you’re planning a tropical getaway in some far-off destination or hitting up the local community pool for a day of sunbathing, you’ll definitely want to look your best. Mix and match bikini sets are this season’s hottest trend, and we’ve got you covered with a list of our favorite styles. Check out ANINE BING for a great place to buy bikinis and other summer essentials!

Mixing and matching women’s bikini sets gives you an unlimited number of outfits to wear at the beach or by the pool. From ribbed push-up tops and color-blocked bralettes to bright solids and play polka dots, choosing the best swimsuit has never been so easy (or fun!).  Say goodbye to cold weather and hello to bikini season!

How to Mix and Match Bikinis

1. Change Styles But Keep Similar Colors

How to mix and match bikinis


Just like your go-to little black dress, a little black bikini is a closet staple. Not only is black slimming for your figure, but it also looks great with most cover-ups and dresses. Start with a comfortable black bikini top, such as this triangle halter from Vitamin A. Then pick out your favorite style of bottoms, whether it’s a cheeky V-waist, a string side tie, or a high-waist, high-cut bottom. When it comes to timeless bikini sets, you can’t go wrong with an ultra-flattery black swimsuit!

2. Mix Solids and Prints

How to mix and match bikinis

How to mix and match bikinis

Playful patterns are all the rage this season, so why not flaunt your flirty side with a solid and print mix and match bikini set? We absolutely adore this black and white polka dot halter top from CupShe. It’s fun yet subtle, so it’s easy to match with whatever solid-colored bikini bottoms you already have in your closet. We recommend pairing the top with something vibrant, like these aqua blue high-cut cheeky bottom or this neon orange low-rise set.

3. Experiment with different Textures

How to mix and match bikinis

Colors aren’t the only thing you can mix and match! Different types of textures and patterns will also transform your beach look. A ruffled off-the-shoulder top and a high-waisted stripe bottom is a flawless look with just a hint of vintage glam (feel free to pair it with some retro-style sunglasses). Plus, the coloring on this bikini set is perfect for that Fourth of July BBQ coming up! 

For an amazing selection of shoes that pair well with this beach outfit, take a look at JustFab! Whether you’re looking for flats, sandals, or something more formal, JustFab has you covered.

4. Match Bright Tops with Neutral Bottoms

White and black go with practically everything, which is why they are super easy to match with numerous different colors. Experiment with colors and give yourself a little bit of “oomph” with these push-up top and high-waisted women’s bikini sets. Although this bikini must be purchased as a set, you can buy multiple colors to mix and match (we love the mint green top with the white or black bottoms!)

5. Mix Color-Blocked Tops and Bottoms

Nothing says summer vacation like neon, which is why we’re head over heels in love with color-block bikini sets from Body Glove. This bralette-style top comes in a variety of colors, although this tri-colored neon number is clearly one of the most fabulous styles we’ve seen. You can also purchase the same colors in a strappy halter if you’d prefer a different style than the bralette. Having multiple colors on one top makes it easy to match with different types of bottoms, like light yellow, pastel purple, and bright orange.

6. Pair Prints with Other Prints

No one ever said you had to choose one pattern over the other! If you love a bikini top from one swimsuit and a bottom from the other, then feel free to mix and match different prints and patterns. In out opinion, it’s easier to match bikinis if they’re in the same color range (like this red paisley top with these red striped bottoms), although bold colors and patterns can also look amazing (like this green stripe and floral bottom combo).

7. Mix Lace with Basics

Lace adds just the right feminine touch to any type of mix and match bikini. For example, take this criss-crossed crocheted halter top. This intricate style has a strappy back and lace details, which goes great with a more basic bottom. It’s laid-back enough to wear to a beach party but still fancy enough to take on vacation – without being too over the top!

Swimsuits aren’t the only way to spice up your wardrobe. If you’re looking for some more fashion inspiration, then check out our fashion guide for millennials and our top stylish summer outfits for women. And don’t forget to save big on your next purchase with our shopping hacks guide!