classic swimsuits for the chicest beachwear

5 Classic Swimsuits for The Chicest Beachwear

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With the sunnier days and higher temps lately (finally!), summer has been on my brain. And with summer comes vacations, pool days, beach layouts, and staycations. Whatever your summer plans bring you, whether you’re exploring the Amalfi Coast or sipping iced coffees in your backyard, there’s a swimsuit for you. And better yet, a swimsuit on sale! Everlane has majorly marked down their suits (30% off-but it doesn’t last long!) and I couldn’t help but pick out the most classic ones and show you how to wear them. Hot girl summer? I don’t know her. Try classic girl summer instead.

1. two-piece black swimsuit + linen shorts + strappy sandals + straw hat + cat-eye sunglasses + gold jewelry

black swimsuit two piece outfit from Everlane

If you’re someone that likes to wear two pieces but you’re interested in elevating your triangle string bikini, consider opting for this v-neck swimsuit top instead. The thicker straps and more substantial chest area tend to look classier than something that’s “barely there”.

With matching bottoms, this swimsuit will look sleek and sophisticated at the beach or pool! For a chic extra layer, throw on a pair of linen high-waisted shorts to pull this swimwear-turned-outfit together.

Of course, no beachwear is complete without a straw hat and strappy sandals. Cat-eye sunglasses lend a vintage touch to this classic outfit. Top off your look with a gold pendant necklace and matching gold ring. Now just imagine that you’re headed up the cobblestone path from the beach in Positano to grab some gelato.

2. red one-piece swimsuit + striped linen shirt dress + sandals + straw bag + straw hat + gold jewelry + vintage sunglasses

red swimsuit outfit from Everlane

No matter the swimsuit trends, a one-piece square neck is a classic silhouette that will never go out of style. If you like to have some fun with your vacation style, consider getting this bold little number to make a statement.

This striped linen shirt dress is not only a coverup but can be part of your actual outfit too. Buttoned up, it will look like a chic little number! Taking inspiration from Parisian summer fashion, pair your swimsuit with matching vintage sunglasses.

Gold looks especially great with red and you can’t go wrong with these gold hoops or seashell-inspired gold pendant. When it comes to footwear, choose a pair of slides that will be easy to wipe clean like this beautiful brown leather pair. (Just be careful around water!)

You can’t finish your beach outfit without a straw bag and straw hat, of course!

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3. strappy swimsuit + high waist linen pants + straw clutch + cat-eye sunglasses + sandals + straw hat + gold jewelry

chic everlane swimsuit

This neutral palette reads classy and sophisticated in all the best ways. Pair this timeless strappy one-piece swimsuit with high-waisted linen pants for a look that can go from beach to strolling.

Coordinating accessories like gold earrings, a gold bangle, and a pearl necklace only add to the classiness of this outfit. For a unique take on a straw bag, consider carrying around a straw clutch instead.

Offset the black in this look with brown leather sandals and a Panama straw hat.

4. red two-piece swimsuit + linen shirt dress + straw hat + sandals + sunglasses + straw bucket bag + gold jewelry

classic everlane red swimsuit

For a bold yet classic color and a timeless style that looks like it could be worn in Nice or Cannes, opt for this square neck red top with matching botoms. A linen shirt dress is an effortless pairing that reads put together yet chic.

The classic jewelry pairing of gold hoops with a gold necklace adds some special interest and sparkle to this look.

Other summer accessories like a bucket straw bag, cat-eye sunglasses, black sandals, and a straw hat all pull this outfit together and complete the look.

5. black one-piece + linen shirt dress + lace-up sandals + sunglasses + gold jewelry + straw hat + straw bag

everlane swimsuit

You can never go wrong with black, white, gold, and brown. This classic one piece would look amazing with the staple linen button down coverup/dress.

A straw tote bag effortlessly slung around your shoulder with a gold necklace, gold ring, and unique raffia wrapped earrings all comes across as chic summer casual.

Strappy leather sandals in this brown color is a great companion for a black straw hat and black sunglasses.

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If you’re looking for other ways to classify your beachwear this season, check out 20+ Chic Modest Swimsuits for Every Type of Coverage You Want and Chic Vacation Beach Style Inspiration!


Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.