Do we really need to have a matching set of bikinis? The answer is – not really. Well, to some extent. You see, I am NOT a “matchy matchy” type of chick. In fact, I do not go by the rule that my belt should match my shoes, or my bag should match my shoes… That sort of thing. To an extent of course. The same goes with two piece swimwear. Gone are the days where you only can buy a set, so why are we still so hung up over whether the top should match the bottom? Well, you shouldn’t throw those “rules” completely out the door, but in this day and age you can be a little bit more flexible. Here’s how I “match” my bikini/tankini tops and bottoms.
If you want something that goes together well, one way is to focus on colour. If both the top and bottoms are a plain block colour, then I say go crazy and have fun with it. Mix and match the different colours to bring some life to your swimsuit.
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If say one is printed, then the way I do it is to pick a colour from that printed piece and pick another plain piece in a colour that is featured on the print.
Another way is to match it to a secondary colour of that primary colour. Basically, if say I have a blue bikini top, I’d match it with a mint green bottom, because green is made when you mix yellow and blue together. In fact, I could even match the aqua with a yellow. See what I’m saying?
Or you can go for a complementary colour scheme. That always works out well too! For instance a coral piece would go very well with navy. Or red with navy. That sort of thing.
Can we mix patterns? Well, with “pattern clash” being on trend, I can’t see why not! Again, it all depends on HOW you mix and match it, especially if you’re someone that doesn’t like something that’s too busy.
Best ever combination in my opinion! Play with stripes and dots, and try having them in the same base colours or complimentary base colours (top and bottom).
Same concept as the stripes + dots when it comes to matching the colours.
That’s just a simple way of how I mix and match my bikini separates. I’ve got an aqua top that I can wear with the navy and white polka dot bikini bottom, and I can switch the top with my red and white striped tankini. The red patterned bikini top I have can be worn with a plain navy bottom and the plain navy bottom can also be worn with the striped red and white top and the aqua top. Endless possibilities!
Do you have to have a matching bikini top and bottom or do mix and match with what you’ve got?
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