I’ll admit I’m kind of cheap when it comes to swimwear. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good bikini, one-piece, or cute cover-up as much as the next person, but it’s one of the categories I struggle the most with actually spending on. When I do buy one, I'll typically wait for sales to hit at the end of the season to get something for the following year; other times I spend on classic styles that I think have more longevity. Once in a while, a suit is so good I lose my inhibitions and buy it on the spot.
One of my other favorite tricks is to spend on a bikini top (which we all know gets the most face time) and save by pairing it with bottoms I already own. Unless I’m actually swimming or working on my tan, I prefer to be wearing a cover-up, such as a pareo or shorts, and if my basic black or neutral bikini bottoms show here and there, I’m truly unbothered. If you’re on the same page or completely disagree but would like to see the tops I’ve rounded up today anyway—after all, no one is stopping you from buying the whole set—just keep scrolling.