It happens to the best of us: We shiver through winter and wear jackets through spring, just waiting for the day it's finally warm enough to justify summer shopping. But with so many options out there, it's easy to get overwhelmed and fall back into a cycle of predictable swimsuits and forgettable sunglasses.
But not this year. We've narrowed down 10 of the hottest swimsuits and the coolest sunglasses to go with them (or vice versa!), so you can be the best dressed lady on the beach no matter what your style. Once you snatch up the suits, you only need to make one more stop--because all of these shades are available at Sunglass Hut.
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Nothing says summer--and accentuates even the faintest tan--like neon! Harness that brightness into a structured silhouette to avoid looking like a spring breaker. To top it off, a classic black pair of shades like these Dolce & Gabbana squared cat eyes will ensure you won't be blinded by your own shine.
Blame Ariel, but secretly, we can't be in the ocean without doing a few underwater kicks with our tail (okay fine, with our legs stuck together). Live out your mer-fantasy with this Victoria's Secret seashell-print bikini. Then when it's time to get back on land, the curly arms on these Prada sunnies will remind you of all the seashells you left behind under da sea.
3. String Bikini
We can't talk about swimsuits without including the universally-flattering string bikini. It's a classic for sure, but to make sure you don't blend in with the rest of the beach-goers, opt for some really quirky eyewear--like these round plastic Miu Miu frames with wire details.
For the beach babe who swears she was born in the wrong decade, choose a high-waisted brief in a classic pattern and color combo, like these red and white polka dots. Take some (age-appropriate) inspiration from Stanley Kubrick's Lolita and add some matching sunglasses. These candy-red frames are a more wearable version of the film's heart-shaped shades.
5. Ordinary One-Piece in a Not-So-Ordinary Print
Dive into outer space with this galaxy-print one-piece, then match the purple tones to your Prada cat-eye lenses. Classy and futuristic at the same time!
6. Mesh Black
This suit is so edgy we want to put a skirt on it and wear it out! Because it's black, you can get away with some crazy colors up top--plus, these Miu Miu shades are so big, they kinda make up for all the skin you're showing by shielding your face.
Give Elizabeth Taylor a run for her money with this leopard-print bikini and oversized sunglass combo. Complete the bombshell look with an oiled-up poolboy to fan you with palm leaves (we can't tell you where to get that one).
8. Floral Cutout One-Piece
This Zimmerman one-piece may seem demure, but the keyhole cutout gives it a sexy twist. Pair it with these tortoiseshell Persols--after your day at the beach, you can fold them em up and stash 'em in your purse. Flattering and functional!
9. Ruffled Bandeau
If you're small-chested, fake a curvier bosom with a ruffled bandeau top. Keep the sneakiness going with these classic tortoiseshell frames--the inside is neon green!
10. Scalloped Edges
Scalloped edges give your suit the same girly flair as lace trim would, but without looking as frilly. Round out your look with these circular John Varvatos frames to pull everything together.