23 Reasons to Match Your Swimsuit to Your Clothes This Summer

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Over the past year, matching sets of all kinds reigned supreme. Last spring, amid lockdown orders, two-piece sweatsuits flew off the proverbial shelves of many online retailers, transforming loungewear into coordinated, effortless outfits that offered glamour with no work necessary. Matching sweats, at first, were a reprieve from stuffy office clothes and a way to get dressed in the morning, no styling required. However, after months in the look, many yearned for some semblance of normalcy in our days, and one of the few ways to feel normal again was to get dressed up. This meant opting for a luxe knitted top and skirt set from some of our favorite designers, like Proenza Schouler and Jacquemus, in lieu of elastic-waist pants.

Fast-forward to today, and we’re still loving coordinating outfits, but now we’re wearing them to the beach, pool, and sundeck. We’re shopping swimwear with matching cover-ups (like short-sleeve button-ups and pareos) and accessories (like bucket hats and headbands). It all makes for a summer look that doesn’t need to be overthought—grab your suit and its coordinating cover-up, and beach ready you are.

With the possibility of a quasi-normal summer comes the need for clothes in which we can confidently reemerge. These chic swimsuits and their matching counterparts make a case for wearing summertime’s twist on matching sets. Here, 23 reasons to consider matching swimsuits to your clothes this summer.

Top It Off With a Hat

Oséree Lumière ’90s stretch Lurex bikini

$265

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Oséree Lumière Lurex bucket hat

$150

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Match With a Maxi

Agua by Agua Bendita Café embellished embroidered printed swimsuit

$490

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Agua by Agua Bendita Lavanda floral-print cotton-and-silk-blend pareo

$200

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Synchronize With a Scarf

Tory Burch one-shoulder one-piece swimsuit

$248

TORY BURCH

Tory Burch Lucky Meadow double-sided neckerchief

$98

TORY BURCH

Coordinate With a Crop Top

The Attico zebra-print bikini

$315

MYTHERESA

The Attico zebra-print stretch-jersey crop top

$280

MYTHERESA

Twin With Your Kicks

Zimmermann paisley triangle bikini

$195

MYTHERESA

Zimmermann scarf-tie sneakers

$330

MYTHERESA

Pair Up the Paisley

Faithfull the Brand + Net Sustain Mumbai paisley-print underwire swimsuit

$179

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Faithfull the Brand + Net Sustain Naline tiered paisley-print crepe minidress

$179

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Coordinate With a Cardigan

Lisa Marie Fernandez + Net Sustain Yasmine rope-detailed striped seersucker bikini

$375

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Lisa Marie Fernandez + Net Sustain Yasmine rope-detailed striped seersucker cardigan

$195

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Try Full-On Florals

Solid & Striped the Olympia reversible printed swimsuit

$190

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Solid & Striped the Melody shirred printed cotton-blend dress

$250

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Keep It Crocheted

She Made Me Zari crocheted one-piece swimsuit

$310

LUISAVIAROMA

She Made Me Zari crocheted one-piece minidress

$395

LUISAVIAROMA

Coordinate With a Caftan

Dries Van Noten printed cotton voile kaftan

$598

MYTHERESA

Dries Van Noten printed swimsuit

$445

MYTHERESA

Wear All White

Frankies Bikinis Anna top

$110

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Frankies Bikinis Anna bottom

$90

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Frankies Bikinis Fifi top

$125

FRANKIES BIKINIS