Trying to figure out the perfect outfit to wear for a day at the beach is no small task. You have to find an outfit that’s good for swimming in the ocean, tanning on the sand, strolling down the boardwalk, or anything else your perfect beach day might entail.
A trick to crafting the perfect beach day outfit is to incorporate your bikini top into the rest of your outfit. Here are 15 bikini tops you can wear as part of your beach day outfits.
1. Padded Bikini Top from H&M
This padded bikini top from H&M is a classic black top with an elegant floral design. It looks almost like a top you’d wear in your day to day life, so it would be the perfect top to wear with your beach outfit.
2. Triangle Bikini Top from H&M
The tropical pattern on this bikini top from H&M is the perfect way to get yourself in the mood for a perfect day at the beach. It’s a good pick for relaxing on the beach with your friends while also getting a tan.
3. Tie Front Scoop Bikini from Hollister
If you’re looking for a top that offers a little more coverage than a triangle bikini, this tie front bikini top from Hollister might be the way to go. It has thicker straps that’ll help you feel a little more secure if you want to take a swim in the ocean and comes with a cute tie in front. This top also comes in a variety of patterns.
4. Smocked Scooped Bikini Top from Hollister
This bikini top from Hollister comes in a smocked pattern and a lovely floral print. It’s perfect for taking a dip in the ocean or looking stylish while taking a casual stroll down the boardwalk with your friends.
5. Triangle Bikini Top from Hollister
A bikini top with a fun and vibrant pattern, like this one from Hollister, is a great addition to liven up your beach day outfit.
6. Women’s Keyhole Bikini Top from Target
This red keyhole bikini top from Target is a good pick if you’re looking for an eye-catching pattern but also looking for a bikini top that will provide you with coverage and a secure fit. The coverage and the sturdy straps that come with this top will have your back as you swim in the ocean and play games on the beach with your friends.
7. Women’s Lightly Lined Tie Front Bikini Top from Target
Patterned bikinis can be simple and subtle while still being beautiful, and this black floral bikini top from Target proves that. The floral pattern is subtle enough not to be too over the top and distracting from the rest of your outfit but still add some pops of color.
8. Women’s Long Line Triangle Halter Bikini Top
Floral and tropical patterns are great ways to add to your beach day outfits. The white fabric will keep you cool even as you have a long day in the summer sun.
9. Out From Under Sicily Triangle Bikini Top
This bikini top from Urban Outfitters comes in a soft green color in a gingham pattern. It’s a great way to add a pop of color to your look, even if you’re not a bright color or flashy pattern kind of person.
10. ACK Swimwear Marina Basic Cap-Sleeve Bikini Top
Looking for a top to keep you cool during a day at the beach but don’t love how showy most bikini tops are? This cap sleeve bikini top might provide a solution. It offers more coverage than a typical string bikini. Plus, it looks like a normal top, making it easy to incorporate into your beach day outfit when you’re done in the ocean and ready to grab some food on the boardwalk.
11. Aerie Keyhole Bandeau Bikini Top
This bikini top from Aerie provides all of the style that comes with a bandeau top, but with some extra security provided by a string to make sure everything stays in place. It also comes in a variety of tropical prints in earthy colors, perfect to work into your beach day outfits.
12. Aerie One Shoulder Bandeau Bikini Top
It’s not super common to see the color green incorporated into floral patterns, but this bikini top from Aerie shows that the two can work beautifully together. The different shades of green work well together to create a fun and floral bikini top that you don’t see every day. The one-shoulder design offers a middle ground between security and flexibility.
13. Night Dive Lorelei Tankini Top
If you’re looking for a cute top that will also offer you some coverage, why not opt for a tankini, like this one from Aerie. The orange color makes the patterned design pop, making it undeniably eye catching. The tankini design makes it look like a tank top, which means you can throw on a pair of shorts and make that your beach day outfit no matter what your schedule for the day looks like.
14. LA Hearts by PacSun Yellow Ellie Scrunch One Shoulder Bikini Top
Not everyone is into fun and flashy patterns for their beach day looks, but don’t worry. There are plenty of plainer options you can choose that will still leave you feeling and looking your best, like this yellow one shoulder bikini top from Pac Sun. The soft yellow pattern on this bikini top is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your beach look without a flashy pattern.
15. LA Hearts by PacSun Blue Avalon Ring Triangle Bikini Top
Not all beach day looks need to be floral to have fun patterns. This bikini top from Pac Sun gives you a way to play with some patterns without those patterns being floral. The tiny blue butterflies on this top stand out against the white colored base. This bikini top is a great way to work a non floral but still fun summer pattern into your beach day look.