Coordinating, matching patterns, colors, and fabrics is usually something we always try to do in our outfits. But there are times when it’s just fun to mix and match. The easiest time to pull off wearing non-coordinating clothing is in the summertime… on the beach…. with bikinis.
Yep, bikinis. Mismatched bikinis!
Wearing a mismatched bikini in the summer is totally ok! I know this is going to sound weird, but the mismatched bikini needs to “match.” They need to look like they unintentionally belong together. It’s like mixing two different patterns in one outfit. The two separate patterns need to match in some way; it could be the colors or fabrics. I shared a cute summer beach outfit with you recently where I wore two entirely different patterns. They worked well together because the colors coordinated, and they are of the same fabric. You have to look for cohesiveness somewhere.
Why is it ok to Wear a mismatched bikini?
So why is it ok to wear a mismatched bikini? Because when styled correctly a mismatched bikini can look pretty stylish.
If you want to tip your toe in the mixing and matching world, do as I did and wear two solid separates. Don’t start off with zigzag ikat bikini top and a gingham hipster bikini bottom. Start off slow and you’ll feel more comfortable strutting around in a mismatched bikini.
When is it ok to Wear a mismatched bikini?
So when would you want to wear a mismatched bikini anyway? When you love a bikini top, that doesn’t have a matching bottom and vise versa.
I bought this super cute white bikini top, but it didn’t come with a matching bottom. Then I purchased that blue bikini bottom but J.Crew didn’t have a matching top for it. Maybe because it was on sale. But I loved the two separates so much I bought them anyway.
While purchasing these items, I was conscious of the color of each. I know that white would match anything and if I found a solid bikini bottom it would make a very cute mismatched bikini. I came across the blue bottom from J.Crew and knew it would look stylish paired with the white top.
So, if you find a top or bottom without its matching partner consider how you could match it with another bikini.
The fabulous side to wearing a mismatched bikini is that no one will be wearing the same bikini as you!
P.S. I previously shared how I get my beach wavy hair, view the post to see the products I use and how to achieve perfect beach curls in 5 simple steps.