How Fashion Girls Make Their Basic Swimsuits Look So Expensive

Accessories are the best way to add personality to your outfit. Even the most basic of ensembles—blue jeans and a white T-shirt—can be made to feel completely bespoke with the addition of a few carefully selected add-ons. There's one place, however, where we seldom consider wearing them—on the beach or by the pool. But that looks set to change this season, as countless influencers have already showcased beach looks complete with accessories—a trick that makes any swimsuit look more expensive. If you're not sure how to accessorise swimwear, we've done the hard work for you by whittling down six key looks anyone can try. From the earring that'll instantly my your cossie look chic to the DIY way to re-create summer 2019's most in-demand swimsuit, keep scrolling to see how to accessorise your swimwear like a pro.

1. START WITH HOOP EARRINGS

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@natashandlovu

Style Notes: This is probably the easiest look to replicate. By simply adding a pair of hoop earrings to your poolside attire, you'll look significantly more polished while soaking up the rays.

2. LOOK FOR CO-ORDS

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@monikh

Style Notes: If your swimmer comes with matching extras to purchase (be it a sarong, hat or bag), be sure to snap them up for coordinated perfection. Simple gold jewellery and a straw hat will finish off your look seamlessly. 

3. IF IN DOUBT, COLOUR-MATCH

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@asos_lotte

Style Notes: If your cossie has more than one colour, pick your favourite and simply match your accessories to it, just like Lotte has done with her scrunchie and sunglasses.

4. CHOOSE A CLASSIC COVER-UP

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@lisa.aiken

Style Notes: Your cover-up deserves just as much consideration as the swimsuit underneath. As far as we're concerned, you can never go wrong with a white linen shirt knotted at the waist. As for jewellery, try some wooden stacked bangles.

5. ADD YOUR OWN BELT

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@annarvitiello

Style Notes: Belted swimsuits are a major summer 2019 trend. Re-create the look with your favourite swimsuit by layering a belt over the top. Opt for a belt in a contrasting colour like Anna to ensure it really stands out. Then, for more accessorising clout, why not add a printed headscarf and pearl earrings?

6. SLINK ON A SARONG

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@bettinalooney

Style Notes: Make your swimsuit work for beachside drinks or an early evening dinner by layering a long wrap skirt or sarong over the top. For additional '70s appeal, finish with a pair of oversized acetate sunglasses.