How to style your bikini for the European holiday season

It's that time of year again when the temperature rises around the European region and your Instagram feed starts to fill up with picturesque images of friends, family and your muses living the high life of bikinis, boats, summer, water and vibrancy that life on holidays brings out. 

Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia and the south of France all very popular and also tempting.

Although you'll be lying on the beach in a swimsuit sipping cocktails a lot of the time, you'll also need to style your holiday wardrobe with some key pieces that will take you from sightseeing, beach to bar, leisurely strolls through those beautiful towns and evenings out.

The biggest piece of advice here is to purchase key versatile items that you can use in multiple ways so they work harder for you.

1. The essential bikini

This twisted bandeau bikini top and high waisted bikini bottom is a gorgeous shimmering lilac colour and sure to make your tan stand out. The bandeau bikini top can easily be worn under your summer wardrobe as a bra and because i'ts strapless it'll work seamlessly with sheer and strappy dresses.

Always opt for what makes you feel confident, comfortable and stylish when choosing your swimwear. 

purple bandeau bikini top

Le Babe Bandeau Knot Bikini Top, Shimmering Lilac, 79 AU

High Waisted Bikini Bottom, Shimmering Lilac, 69 AU

2. The perfect beach dress

You can't go past an easy breathable slightly loose fitting beach dress. It'll work over time for you as you can slip over your swimwear for lunch after the beach, it'll take you from beach to bar, to evening strolls around the town boutique shops or dress up with the perfect heels and gold accessories for dinner out. 

beach dress

Mitos, Liz Boho Dress, 487 AU

3. Gold accessories 

Perfect when you want to dress up an outfit. You can't go past a good medium sized gold hoop for that extra detail. These Sarah & Sebastian Corolla Hoops are a slightly abstract look which make more of a statement piece.

Sarah & Sebastian, Corolla Hoops 380 AU 

4. Wedge espadrilles

Classic summer holiday wedge espadrilles. Fabulous for adding height but still comfortable enough to walk in for most of the day or evening. 

wedge espadarille

Castaner, Carina 80 canvas wedge espadrilles 120 AU

5. The perfect chic beach bag 

Pack all your essentials for the day with this gorgeous straw bag, once again another versatile piece that you can dress up and down and carry from daytime through evening.

beach bag

We Are Poolside, Lori Bag, 218 AU