Whether you’re planning a string of exotic getaways, a low-key staycation, or a few simple beach days this summer, knowing how to style your swimsuits for an elevated beachwear look is always a good idea. Luckily, no matter if you’re all about the simplicity of cute one piece swimsuits, feel your fiercest in high waisted two piece bathing suits, or won’t leave for a trip without an array of colourful and cute bikinis, we have the styling tips you need to feel your best on the beach at all times. Keep scrolling to discover our go-to styling techniques for every type of swimwear courtesy of the team here at Koraru and our forever muses already rocking our sustainable luxury swimwear...
SELECT A SUSTAINABLE SWIMSUIT COVER UP FOR BEACH-TO-BAR VIBES
From reading by the pool in the early morning light to strolling barefoot along the sand at sunset, simple swimsuit coverups are the ultimate in effortlessly chic beachwear looks. Not only will they keep you sun safe when temperatures soar, they also look amazing layered over the top of your go-to Koraru swimsuit. Try a men's linen shirt in a neutral color like this one from Coast Clothing. It comes in a beautifully versatile shade, and will perfectly compliment any block colour one piece bathing suit, bandeau bikini, or two pieces swimsuit you pair it with. Our favourite combination? An oversized linen shirt shirt with our Hedy classic triangle top and matching Hedy mid-rise bottoms in Burgundy. A timelessly chic beachwear look you can wear proudly on repeat all summer long.
PAIR BRIGHTLY COLOURED BIKINI SETS WITH CLASSIC BLACK SUNGLASSES
Aside from keeping the summer sunshine safely out of your eyes, all the best swimsuits for women look instantly elevated with the addition of stylish, sustainable sunglasses. Choose a pair you’ll be as happy to wear for a dip in the ocean as you would be strolling to the sand for a relaxing beach day. That way, they’ll go with any cheeky bikini or swimsuit one piece you style them with. With that in mind, the Pala Eyewear collection not only looks good, but it also does good for the world. Select any pair and know your purchase was handmade using eco-friendly materials and helps towards providing a community in Sierra Leone access to life-long eye care. Us? We’ll be wearing the Lich sunglasses in black with the Rifu triangle top and side tie bottom in the shade Entico for a perfect colour contrast.
UPGRADE SLEEK WHITE BATHING SUITS WITH SOME OCEAN INSPIRED JEWELLERY
Don’t get us wrong, you can never go wrong with a simple white bikini or one piece white swimsuit. However, the moment you add one or two pieces of beach-inspired jewellery into your beach look, you're looking at a seriously special oceanside ensemble. For this, you can always count on Olamii to deliver the pieces you need. Our flawless Nikko bandeau top and Nikko scrunch high waisted bikini bottoms in the shade Avorio were made to match the Olamii shell float earrings. If like us you can’t resist a strapless neckline and a pretty necklace, opt for the Olamii Air Pendant with a 24k gold vermeil sterling silver chain and ocean baroque pearl pendant. Mermaid vibes and endless compliments included.
STAY STYLISH AND SUN SAFE WITH KORARU DESIGNER SWIMSUITS AND SUSTAINABLE SUN HATS
Few beachwear combinations are quite as classic as a patterned two piece swimsuit and a simple straw hat. When we want to protect ourselves from the sun and look undeniably stylish in the process, Lack of Color hats are always top of our wish list. This summer, you’ll find us pairing their Inca bucket hat with the Marie long triangle top and side tie bottoms in Coral print. This outfit is just as perfect for poolside lounging as it is for dips in and out of the ocean. Add it to your vacation lineup and feel unstoppable the moment you put it on.
ELEVATE YOUR SWIMWEAR TWO PIECE WITH THE RIGHT BAG AND SHOES
Picking out the perfect bag and shoes will always take your swimwear to the next level. Choose a sustainable beach bag that’ll hold all you need for a beach day and sandals that are as practical as they are pretty. You can always count on The Dharma Door to take your look to the next level. This summer, we plan on never being without the Jamina tote in the shade natural. It’ll work tirelessly in your closet or vacation lineup throughout the warm weather season. Not to mention, it’s expertly constructed and undeniably beautiful. Pair it with the Annie one shoulder swimsuit bandeau top and high waist bottoms in Mosaico. Then, slip into the Juno vegan buckled slide-on sandals by Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather. We adore their glamorous gold hue and how it accentuates the natural tones in this beautiful bikini and accompanying tote.
ALWAYS BRING A BOOK
Unmistakably, our favourite accessorry to include in your beach outfit this summer is simply: a good book or a magazine. A beach outfit is never complete without a scintilating read to savour with a cocktail. If in need, we’ve got some reccomendations for you. Open up and enjoy your sun-filled days!
Written by Sophie Mara - Fashion & Lifestyle Writer for Koraru
Sophie is a fashion and lifestyle writer based in the eco-friendly city of Brighton, England. She has years of experience writing for a number of online fashion and lifestyle publications about personal styling, fashion & lifestyle, Fashion Week coverage, beauty and more. On rare occasions when she's not writing, Sophie can be found with her head in a good book or catching up on her favourite interior design series