These 7 Accessories Will Make Your Swimsuit Look Infinitely Cooler

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.

Shell Jewelry

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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Potessa Natural Cowrie Beads Shell Anklet ($10)

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Mango Shell Bead Necklace ($30)

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Shashi Caroline Earrings ($42)

Bold Sunglasses

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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Quay Australia x JLO Get Right 54mm Flat Top Shield Sunglasses ($60)

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Le Specs Damn! Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($60)

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.

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Mango Braided Bucket Hat ($30)

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Lack of Color The Sierra Gold ($129)

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Lack of Color Wave Cotton-Canvas Bucket Hat ($75)

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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Missoma Lucy Williams Roman Arc Coin Necklace ($180)

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Madewell Teardrop Pendant Necklace Set ($42)

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Maje Lion Zodiac Sign Necklace ($70)

Hair Accessories

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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Urban Outfitters Clarissa Padded Headband ($12)

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Valet Ursula Set of Two Resin Hair Clips ($45)

Belts

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.

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Chanel Vintage Chain-Link Waist Belt ($695)

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Mango Belt Bag ($30)

Sporty Sandals

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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Teva Original Universal Sandal ($50)

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Prada Logo-Embossed Rubber Trimmed Leather Sandals ($590)
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