No disrespect to our fellow beach bunnies, but the standard seaside look has become pretty stale over the years. The triangle bikini top with the tie-side bottoms. The one-piece with the scoop neck and back. The throwback swimsuits with retro cuts. It's all been done before. And, while these are all tried-and-true looks we can certainly rely on, sometimes we need inspiration to mix things up. After all, we plan on making beach trips a regular weekly activity — so we'll need new ways to get our swim style on.
Follow along as we explore eight alternative looks to twist up our tired swim outfits. From layering tricks you haven't tried before, to cutouts that are beyond anything you've seen, scope out this year's wave of swimwear that is guaranteed to make a splash.
Photographed by Emman Montalvan; Styled by Sue Choi; Makeup by Tami Shirey; Hair by Bobby Eliot; Modeled by Cailin Russo at Wilhelmina Models