Summer officially started last month, but everybody knows that July is the time of year when swimming pools and beaches are the most crowded with those that are looking for some cooling relief.

And what better way to brave the ocean water than in a stylish swimsuit? Not sure what to wear for your next trip in the sand? Fret not.  We’ve put together some of our favorites for the summer.

Zimmerman Black/Steel Blue Underwire Bikini Zimmerman Black/Steel Blue Underwire Bikini 

No one ever said bikinis have to match… For an alternative look, go for a pattern-combining top and bottom.

Pair with virtually anything for a hot, summer, funky beach look.

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ASOS Fringed Bikini Brief ASOS Fringed Bikini Brief 

This swimsuit puts the “bohemian” in bikini. Pair this ultra-sexy bikini with silver and gold bracelets for the perfect city chic summer look.

Walking along the beach, you’re sure to get attention from fashion and beach lovers alike.

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Topshop Multi Stripe Bandeau Bikini Topshop Multi Stripe Bandeau Bikini 

Stripes anyone?

You’ll sparkle in the sun with this bandeau bikini.

The colors will reflect nicely off of a summer tan, while the gold accents on the bikini top will radiate.

Pair with fun accessories, like a seashell necklace, for the California, beachy look.

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LENNY Ikat-Print One-Piece Swimsuit LENNY Ikat-Print One-Piece Swimsuit 

Whoever said a one-piece couldn’t be fierce?

For lovers of the abstract, this suit is a flattering yet sexy choice for relaxing poolside or wading in the water.

Pair with espadrille wedges for fun, colorful, summer cocktails by the bar at night.

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Corsica Short Cape Black Suboo Aruba Mini Kaftan 

Feeling a little modest?

Pair any of our swimsuit picks with this mini kaftan—its detailing makes this a beautiful piece on its own.

Use the cover-up to protect your skin at the beach, or for an instant day-to-evening look for those perfect beach bonfires nights.

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Asos Pineapple Halter Neck Cut Out Swimsuit Asos Pineapple Halter Neck Cut Out Swimsuit 

Everyone needs a little black swimsuit (LBS) this summer.

And lucky for you, Asos has the perfect LBS  option.

The Asos Pineapple Halter Neck Cut Out Swimsuit adds a dash of daring with a sprinkle sexy for the sophisticated fashionista.

Wear with a wide brim hat and oversized glasses to perfect this look.

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