Words by Alina Anisimova
Raise your hand if you’re Instagram-obsessed, we know, we are. Although, it never stops us from being green with envy at every well-lit Insta (you know the feeling), but if Instagram is good for one thing, it has to be fashion inspiration.
It’s no secret that social media is literally a bank of clothing ideas. Ten years ago, people used to wait for fashion magazines to see what’s trending. But who needs to wait if your daily dose of fashion is just two clicks away? You only need to browse through your Instagram feed to get the coolest outfit ideas right there.
Now that the heat of summer sunshine has arrived it’s hard to think beyond the beach. And if you are not sure what to wear for fun in the sun, the beautiful beach babes of Instagram sure do — they are likeable for a reason, after all. We’ve consulted social media for beach style inspiration and come back with the most picture-perfect options.
Go Large in Red
Bold colours are always on trend when it comes to swimming season. In practise, red swimwear can make quite the insouciant statement. Whether you go for a red minimalist bikini to spice up the beach or opt for a red one-piece with high cut legs for that Baywatch vibe, red is the way forward. Besides, it makes the most beautiful contrast with the crystal blue waters, which means you get that perfect colour palette you need.
Effortlessly Cool Nude
Too shy for all-out brights? From sporty one-pieces to minimal bikinis, swimwear coming in all shades of beige is the ultimate summer trend. It’s perfect if you prefer your swimwear low-key, but at the same time aim to stand out. Master this picture-perfect seaside must-have like every beach muse of Instagram this summer.
These social media queens prove that black doesn’t always mean boring. Especially if you go with a plunging V-cut one-piece, which embodies the femme fatale; or you can choose a simple black bikini with graphic cut-outs for that well-lit selfie on the shore.
Choose a swimsuit with bold lettering on the chest to make a statement. Like literally. These stunners are usually coming in the ‘80s-inspired silhouette, which has never looked so now thanks to the contemporary detailing in the form of cool slogans.
Some beach babes sure know how to bring a little bit of retro to the beach. It’s all about feeling great and looking fabulous. Think glamorous one-piece in strapless silhouette and classic print for that Hollywood of the ‘50s feeling; or embrace your inner starlet in an underwire bandeau bikini top and high-waisted bottom combo. Photo-worthy!
It seems that lacy details have made their way into every celebrity’s Instagram already, and they are not going anywhere any time soon. So get yourself an ultra-instagrammable set. You have earned this little treat.
Velvet on the Beach
The velvet everything autumn/winter trend has made it’s way to the beach — and it feels right. Bella Hadid has already given her beach day some modern glam by wearing a grey velvet bikini and so should you.