The season of sipping margaritas poolside, Sundays at the beach, and basking in the sun on your balcony is just around the corner, my friends, which means it’s time to unearth your swimsuit from the depths of your drawers and bring it into the light. Maybe you have a new bikini in your cart for the season ahead (check out some of the biggest trends here), or perhaps you’re sweeping the dust of a timeless one-piece you already own. Whatever swimsuit you decide to wear for spring and summer, it’s the nifty little accessories we guarantee will make your maillot infinitely cooler. From trending seashell jewelry (on fashion girls everywhere right now) to of-the-moment bucket hats and bold sunglasses, scroll below for the most Instagrammable pieces that will take your poolside outfit from zero to 100 quicker than you can refresh your feed. Now excuse us, while we browse Kayak for some tropical vacation deals.
Style Notes: From anklets to necklaces and earrings, fashion girls can't get enough of the shell jewelry trend that's currently blowing up our Instagram feeds. They add a cool bohemian touch to any swimsuit.
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Style Notes: Whether you go for larger-than-life trending shield sunglasses or small reflective square frames—statement shades are the one accessory that will make your poolside look Insta-worthy.
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A Cool Hat
Style Notes: A cool hat will protect you from the rays and it instantly adds interest to your swimsuit or bikini. Opt for a trending bucket hat or wide-brim sun hat.
Layered Pendant Necklaces
Style Notes: Forever a fashion-girl favorite, layers of gold pendant chains and necklaces look gorgeous against sun-kissed skin and will make those close-up photos infinitely cooler.
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You can now sweep back your salty, wavy hair with some of the biggest accessory trends this year—hair clips and headbands. Your black swimsuit just got a whole lot more fun.
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Style Notes: Belted swimsuits and bikinis are a huge trend this year—you can buy one already on your maillot or you add a belt to your existing swimsuit—perhaps a refreshing metallic chain belt or a cool belt bag.
Style Notes: Add an active aesthetic to your swimsuit with this season's wildly popular sporty sandals—a favorite among the fashion set. Comfortable and cool.
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Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.
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