Mix and Matching Bathing Suits: Advice from Kristen Bell!

30 June 2008

Kristen Bell once told InStyle Magazine, “When it comes to bathing suits, I have several by Lauren Moffat. J.Crew also has a good selection, with lots of different shapes, from string bikinis to boy-cut, that you can mix and match.”

A great way to get a revamp on your two-piece swimwear is to pair it with something else. Pairing bright separates can give you a great variety of looks. The Vix Leather Detail Bikini is in a gorgeous green, available from bloomingdale’s for $80.00. If you buy the Padded Solid Underwire Glamor Top in brown from J-crew for $48.00, you can easily pair it with the bottom from the green Vix Bikini.

Green and brown are a good color combo – but go with your instincts. Want a coral-colored hipster bottom and a yellow bandeau top? Go for it! Purple also looks great with yellow, which might be reason enough to pull out that purple string bikini you bought from Macy’s a few years back. It will seem suddenly all kinds of new.
Or, if you’re a Burberry lover – they have this vibrant blue String Bikini at Saks Fifth Avenue on SALE for $119.00. The piping trim gives it a bit of contrast, especially if you mix and match the top or bottom with a top and bottom from another pair. Getting the idea?
1. Solid String Top and Solid Ruched Hipster Shorts, both from J-crew. ($40.00 & $42.00)
2. Solid Twist-Front Top and Solid Hipster Tie-Bikini, both from J-crew.($40.00 & $38.00)

Another great tip from Kristen Bell? When packing for a vacation, “I always shove things inside my shoes; it’s dead space.” Pretty savvy advice. Plus, it’ll keep your shoes from getting smooshed!
Stylishly yours,

Jessica Rae

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