Whether you’ll be lounging by the pool, catching some sun in the backyard, or frolicking in the waves at the beach, this summer is going to involve you and some time with your swimsuit. We’ve picked our favourites to make sure you look as hot as possible this summer – so let us know which ones you see yourself in!

 

 

 

Cool white cutout

Fresh and classy, white swimwear is one of the hottest trends heating up the beach this summer. We love this plaited swimsuit variation (R480, Foschini). Go full classic style and pair it with some jewel-tone accents – like the comfy ombre Ipanema flip-flops (R199, Foschini) and some beautiful beads (R130, Foschini). Complete with a stylish sunhat (R249, Edgars) and you’re all set to sizzle.

 

 

Embroidered beauty

We’ve seen the embroidery trend on dresses and purses and bomber jackets – but the great news is it’s on bikinis too! We love this two-piece in dusty pink tones (top, R299; bottom, R299, Cotton On). Strap on some stylish sandals (Daffy Huarache sandals, R249, Cotton On), pop on some sunnies (Rollin Round sunglasses, R149, Cotton On) and add a little bling (layer pendant, R149, Forever 21), and then get ready to own the promenade.

 

 

Tropical feels

Turn heads at the poolside with a touch of tropical fun. This green floral bandeau (top, R349.95; bottom, R219.95, Edgars) will get the job done. No summer look is complete without a wide-brimmed sunhat (white wide brim, R449, Forever 21) and some sunnies (round sunglasses, R149, Forever 21). A bit of shine (bracelets, R329 for four, Aldo, and Forever New Claire choker, R199, Edgars) and a spritz of body oil (Vichy Idéal Soleil, R260, Edgars) will have you positively glowing and ready for summer fun!

 

 

Lovely in lumo

The monochrome trend has got an update with a splash of lumo fun, with this sweet – and affordable – two-piece (top, R169.90; bottom, R119.90, Pick n Pay Clothing). Grab a frisbee (R99, Cotton On) or underwater camera (R299, Cotton On) and see what mischief you can find at the seaside!

 

Gorgeous in gold

Bring out your golden goddess with this risqué Sissy Boy number (top, R269.95; bottom, R219.95, Stuttafords). A sunhat (R179, Foschini), sunnies (R199, Aldo), sandals (R69.99, Pick n Pay Clothing) and jewellery (R130, Foschini) will complete the look.

 

 

Nautical but nice

The blue, white and red nautical trend isn’t going anywhere soon – and nowhere is it cuter than with this anchor-print one-piece (R529, Donna). Add in some complementary accessories – like a red sunhat (R179, Foschini) or chunky blue necklace (R170, Foschini) and you’ve crafted a real ‘hubba hubba’ look!

 

SPICE THINGS UP THIS SUMMER!

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* Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.