Make It Match | Bikinis, Polish & Sunnies


During a late night phone call catching up, my bestie Kaitlin came up with a cool idea for a blog post that would help her combat a unique challenge while living in Florida — matching your nail polish to your bikini. Now that the weather is consistently warm and/or vacations are underway and if you’re someone like ourselves, you might have questioned this dilemma as well. Although it’s not the end of the world if your sets don’t match, many of us have a go-to bikini that serves a purpose similar to our favorite color tee. Therefore, I’ve addressed five of the basic swimwear choices with not only polish to match, but the sunnies you could sport with them.

*Note: These sets are biased in terms of brands because I’m a ‘particular’ betch. So consider the shade/color, shape and pattern idea with each option ;]

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Pattern bikinis are a seasonal favorite each year and I can’t get enough of this cow print set from TRIANGL. The color blue pops so well against the black & white set, which also adds a touch of spring fling. For sunnies, a good clubmaster shape is unique and edgy just like the bikini.

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We all mix and match our sets; why wouldn’t we? With many variations, a good nude or pale pink color serves as a perfect neutral for the ever changing suit situation. Round frames may not be for everyone, but I’ve found the right size (slightly larger) works better for more face shapes than teeny Lennon’s do.

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Paler solid sets with flair, like this ruffle-esque set from Topshop, embrace the feminine baby doll/ballerina possibly within us all. Keeping the light vibe strong, a pastel polish with soft rose/blush aviators both work to keep this classic look a step ahead in the chic dept.

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Embellishment gives a basic bikini more to offer, so long that it’s not over the top with dangly pieces (that’s a no-no.) A soft lavender relaxes the cool girl motif a bikini set like this can sometimes portray. However, a wayfarer frame keeps this set on the alternative side if you’re trying to stay away from a frilly, feminine look.

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And finishing up the five sets, it’s back to the blank canvas of a matching neutral set. Quite frankly, this option is usually the most flexible when it comes to color choices — you can basically pick any bright color and it’ll work! Since sunnies can get repetitive, opt for a tortoise (rounded) cat eye frame to continue the unique pairing of accessories.

Hopefully these sets inspire you to try some new combinations this spring/summer. It’s safe to say I’ve already rummaged through my suits and made room for new ones. #sorrynotsorry because it’s almost summer!