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The A-List
1. The Little White Suit
It's all about white this summer! The zippered detail gives this classic style a glam touch.
Lauren Ralph Lauren, $97;

2. Pedi-Perfect Sandals
These rubber slides instantly put a smile on my face—and I love that they come in three different shades.

3. One-Piece Rash Guard
This reminds me of the original Bond girls—it's sophisticated and sexy.

4. A Tongue-in-Cheek Tote
Because don't we all need a vacation? This witty bag stores all your beachy accoutrements.
Kate Spade New York, $198;

5. Contoured Legs
Yes, we all want Mariah's legs, and now you can get them in three simple steps.
Say Hello to Sexy Legs Tinted Glow Gel, $38, Illuminating Fluid, $34, and Contour Stick, $21;

6. Terry-Cloth Blazer
Throw this tailored style over your swimsuit or wear it with jeans for a country club–chic look.
Bask, $289;
runway swimsuits

From Catwalk to Boardwalk
These of-the-moment suits pay homage to this season's runway trends.

Ruching: $129;

Rainbow Stripes: $103;

Checks: Jag, $114;

Tiered Ruffles: top, $70, and bottom, $40;

Mesh Details: Ninety Six Degrees, $86;

Photo: Runway models from left: Venturelli/Wireimage. Victor Virgile/Gamma-rapho via Getty Images. Catwalking/Getty Images. Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images. Dan & Corina Lecca. Swimsuits: Kevin Sweeney/Studio D.
wild swimsuit

Photo: Kevin Sweeney/Studio D.

Into The Wild
Breezy silhouettes and muted earth tones are soft and sophisticated for summer.

Tote: Michael Michael Kors, $478; select Michael Kors stores

Swimsuit: $60;

Sunglasses: Michael Kors, $169;

Watch: $575;

Ring: $395;

T-Shirt: $48;

Pants: $79;

Necklaces: $55 each;

Sandal: Vionic, $140;

Jumpsuit: $139;

Belt: H&M, $25;

Hat: Ále by Alessandra, $110;

Midi Skirt: H&M, $60;

Image: The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, Montana
american swimsuit

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Head to your next picnic in stars, stripes and gingham prints.

Hat: $55;

Clutch: Hilfiger Collection, $160; Tommy Hilfiger, 212-223-1824

Jeans: $37;

Sneaker: $225;

Bikini: Canvas by Lands' End, top, $59, and bottom, $55;

Skirt: $250;

Sunglasses: Colors in Optics, $175; 866-393-3374

Dress: $325;

Tank: Mossimo Supply Co., $15;

Tote: $148;
Get your initials handpainted!

One-piece: $148;

Image: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, Chatham, Massachusetts

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Dr. Scholl's for J. Crew
The comfort geniuses at Dr. Scholl's have collaborated with J.Crew to create four exclusive versions of their iconic Original Sandal in glitter, plaid, gingham, and white.

Dr. Scholl's x J.Crew, $98 to $108 per pair;
fruit pattern swimsuit

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Fruit Punch
Make a splash in this summer's juiciest prints.

Bracelet: $38;

Swimsuit: top, $98, and bottom, $72;

Sandal: Jack Rogers, $148;

Shorts: Piamita, $300;

Bucket Bag: Kate Spade New York, $298;

Photo: Devon Jarvis/Studio D.

Two if by Sea
When this suit gets wet, a subtle snakeskin print emerges, giving you two looks in one—and making it the perfect style to pack for vacation.

Echo, $148;
swimsuit coverups

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The Cover-Up
In the market for a classic bathing suit topper? Try one of these effortless options.

Tailored Tunic: Guru,$225 each;

Boyfriend Shirt: Frank & Eileen, $238 each;

Photo: Devon Jarvis/Studio D.

California Girl
Tie-dye, fringe, and mixed prints lend a laid-back vibe.

Scarf: Echo, $68;

Hat: $96;

Dress: $69;

Sneaker: Hilfiger Collection, $190; Tommy Hilfiger, 212-223-1824

Sunglasses: Mondelliani for John Robshaw Textiles, $360;

Jacket: Chico's, $129; 888-855-4986

Swimsuit: H&M, top, $18, and bottom, $13;

Sandal: Dolce Vita, $70;

Weekender: $248;

Pants: Miguelina, $290;

Image: Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
volleyball swimsuit

Photo: Kevin Sweeney/Studio D.

Match Sets: Volleyball
Be a good sport in a coordinated set, fashionable and functional whether you're a serious athlete or just playing around.

Rash Guard and Swimsuit: Lonely, $145; Lonely, top and bottom, $78 each;

Sneaker: $185;

Volleyball: Tachikara, $18;
paddle board swimsuit

Photo: Kevin Sweeney

Match Sets: Paddle Boarding
Rash Guard and Swimsuit: $79 and $89;

Sandal: $70;

Paddleboard: $1,945;
paddle ball swim wear

Photo: Kevin Sweeney/Studio D.

Match Sets: Paddle Ball
Rash Guard and Swimsuit: $240 and $290;

Boat Shoe: $134;

Paddle: Frescobol Carioca, $215 for set of two;

Photo: Kevin Sweeney/Studio D.

Swimsuits Under $50
Warning: graphic content ahead. These black-and-white suits are budget-friendly and far from basic.

From left: $33,; H&M, top, $25, and bottom, $13,; Shade and Shore, $45,

Photo: Devon Jarvis/Studio D.

Maxed Out: Haute Hippie
A few standout accessories take these striking cover-ups from pool to cocktails—or après-beach, as we like to call it.

Cover-Up: $850;

Swimsuit: $99;

Clutch: $228;

Bangles: $35 for set;

Sandal: Jack Rogers, $178;

Photo: Devon Jarvis/Studio D.

Maxed Out: Modern Romance
Cover-Up: $910;

Swimsuit: $160;

Necklace: Chloe + Isabel, $148;

Clutch: $149;

Sandal: $50;

Photo: Devon Jarvis/Studio D.

Maxed Out: Nautical by Nature
Cover-Up: Canvas by Lands' End, $139;

Swimsuit: top and bottom, $50 each;

Clutch: $25;

Watch: $450;

Bracelets: $85 (left) and $215;

Sandal: Misha Nonoo x Aldo Rise, $160;

Photo: Kevin Sweeney/Studio D.

Vintage-inspired pieces and cheeky prints give you that Hollywood pinup look.

Wine: $13; Limited edition design by Zac Posen; for locations

Hat: $319;

Clutch: Lizzie Fortunato, $398;

Wedge: $89;

Dress: $245;

Swimsuit: Solid & Striped, $168;

Shorts: Sperry, $58;

Tote: Kestrel, $118;

Camera: Lomography, $169;

Top: Cover Swim x Donald Robertson, $120;

Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James, $195;

Image: Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California

Photo: Kevin Sweeney/Studio D.

Mix Masters
These complementary colors (think opposite sides of the color wheel) are unexpected and modern.

From left: $375,; Zero + Maria Cornejo, $340,; Top, $34, and bottom, $22,

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Say My Name
Make a personal statement with a customizable piece, like a solid suit with classic cursive in metallic or this tote with cool graffiti-style letters.

Swimsuit: $220;

Tote: $108;

Photo: Devon Jarvis/Studio D.

Channel Betty Draper in these 1960s-inspired pieces with lace details and sunny yellow hues.

Sunglasses: Beauty & the Beach, $46;

Bag: $149;

Bikini: Gottex, $108; 800-225-7946

Dress: Miguelina, $400;

Wedges: $138;

Bangles: Sequin, $28 to $38 each;

Pants: Lisette L Montreal, $130;

Scarf: Echo, $69;

Shorts: $135;

One-piece: Michael Michael Kors, $114;

Image: Parker Palm Springs, Palm Springs, California

Photo: Devon Jarvis/Studio D.

Flat-Out Fabulous: Neutral
A pretty and polished alternative to flip-flops, these on-trend sandals will elevate all your summer looks.

From top: $275,; $115,; White House Black Market, $98,

Photo: Devon Jarvis/Studio D.

Flat-Out Fabulous: Bejeweled
From top: $525,; $299,; Ivanka Trump, $79,

Photo: Devon Jarvis/Studio D.

Flat-Out Fabulous: Slides
From top: $150,; $105,; $95,

Photo: Devon Jarvis and Kevin Sweeney/Studio D.

Genius Ideas
1. The foolproof terry sarong: No tying, no tucking–just throw it on, button it, and go.

2. Apply this powder to skin and say goodbye to sand.
Sand Remover, $17;

3. Add volume or enhance cleavage with inserts that can be worn in or out of the water.
$20 to $22;

4. This SPF 50 sunscreen is oil-free and antioxidant-rich, with a natural citrus scent.

Photo: Gregor Halenda

Shady Lady
These frayed-edge toppers, which dress up any outfit, are great for gardening (hello, UPF 50+) and totally packable.

$198 each;