Here, Emirates Woman shares a guide to styling out summer’s hero piece: your swimwear. We’ve taking styling cues from Swedish supermodel and designer Elsa Hosk to ensure your holiday aesthetic is always on point, even in the scorching heat.

Whether you’re spending summer in the city, escaping to far-flung shores, or lounging at a picturesque poolside, use vacations as an opportunity to try out trends and bold new looks.

Scroll through for outfit inspirations for the city, pool, beach, boat and beyond so you ensure you maximise your swimsuit’s cost-per-wear potential.

Poolside Chic

A classic one-piece silhouette with a flattering cutout detail in navy evokes downtown-cool chic. Style it with tailored shorts, a pair of vintage-effect gold earrings, and a structured mini bag with woven trims for a polished look that’s suited for lounging at a sky-high rooftop pool at a luxury five-star hotel. Do it like Elsa Hosk and complete the look with a slick middle-parted bun.

Shop the Look (from L-R): Ribbed Earrings Dhs405 Heaven Mayhem; Aquatic Path Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit Dhs1,375 Johanna Ortiz; Leather Pochette Dhs7,050 Savette; Mindil Suede Sandals Dhs3,960 Loro Piana; Layered Wool-twill Shorts Dhs8,450 Gucci; Aviator Sunglasses Dhs2,000 Saint Laurent

Mastering the art of looking “put together” can be a daunting task. Do it like Elsa Hosk and opt for neutral, minimalist-chic designs that are low-effort but are high-impact. Make the look summer appropriate with an oversized raffia hobo tote of your choice that can hold essentials while navigating idyllic islands and charming towns. Statement jewellery can transform the outfit to suit for alfresco dinners with the girls.

Playful Pastels

For swimwear that’s more playful, we’re leaning towards pastel hues – this season’s favourites? Baby blue and a mellow yellow. Balance the saccharine hue with an oversized denim shirt to keep at bay for summer chills for a look that deftly balances style and ease. In terms of accessories, choose a two-toned woven leather tote in muted shades that is polished and roomy. For final touches, adding an elegant yet artful touch with resin earrings so you can go from beach to bar effortlessly.

Shop the Look (from L-R): Resin Earrings Dhs1,700 Jil Sander; Ingrid Balconette Bikini Top Dhs405 Juillet Swimwear; Edie Bikini Bottoms Dhs405 Juillet Swimwear; Nantucket LargeLeather Tote Dhs1,570 Dragon Diffusion; Saionara Leather Flip Flops Dhs553 Ancient Greek Sandals; Organic Denim Shirt Dhs2,400 Toteme

Modern Bohemian

Embrace an earthy palette of browns that would complement your sun-kissed skin. A good starting point would be a classic maillot from ERES that sculpts and looks ultra-flattering on any body shape and form. To inject an instant bohemian mood, try a crochet midi dress styled with minimalist flat strappy sandals. A logo bucket hat makes a cool addition to the outfit – wear it with salty, beach-tousled hair to complete the look for a day spent at the beach. Elevate for end-of-day sundowners with a chunky cuff and a raffia clutch.

Shop the Look (from L-R): + Paula’s Ibiza Striped Raffia Bucket Hat Dhs2,750 Loewe; Luciana Knit Midi Dress Dhs1,333 Haight; Sombrero Swimsuit Dhs2,093 ERES; Wood-Resin Bangles Dhs845 Ben-Amun; Nala Leather Sandals Dhs1,160 Aeyde; Corso Leather Bucket Bag Dhs1,289 Dragon Diffusion

Elsa Hosk demonstrates the versatility of crochet dresses and vibrant pareos. These are the hero pieces and will work with a bikini on the beach as they will on its own for dinner in the evening or drinks at sunset. If you’re a minimalist at heart, now is the season to embrace your summer style ego. Opt for a fun and flattering shade such as orange, green or purple.

Cool-Girl Ease

This summer, consider packing solid bikini tops and bottoms that you can effortlessly mix and match. A preppy-cut mismatched swimwear can be styled with a tie-dyed sweatshirt that you can throw on (or knot at your waist) post-swim and keep on throughout lunch at a nearby seafood shack. When navigating around, style with transparent beaded necklace for an elevated surfer-chic vibe and complete the look with covetable jelly shoes from The Row.

Shop the Look (from L-R): Triomphe Aviator Sunglasses Dhs1,980 Celine; Blake Tie-dyed Sweatshirt Dhs1,470 Proenza Schouler White Label; Clear Resin Beaded Necklace Dhs810 Ben-Amun; Mara Vinyl Flats Dhs3,906 The Row; Logo Bikini Bottoms Dhs3,150 Miu Miu; Hephaistos Bikini Top Dhs486 Loulou Studio

White-Out Elegance

For yachting, a one-piece swimsuit that can double as an elegant bodysuit and will neatly segue from open seas to a chic lunch by the harbor. Choose a timeless colour such as white the deliver elegance and will accentuate newly sun-kissed skin. An oversized necklace and a Pucci scarf in an iconic print will deliver sophistication to your monochromatic outfit. Bottega Veneta’s extra large canvas tote is the perfect travel companion and has all the space for a beach towel and change of clothes. Its heritage silhouette delivers the ultimate  vibe in quiet luxury.

Shop the Look (from L-R): Sphere Necklace Dhs3,756 Jil Sander; Printed Silk Scarf Dhs1,490 Pucci; Linen Wide-leg Pants Dhs1,720 St. Agni; Andiamo Large Canvas Tote Dhs26,800 Bottega Veneta; Aviator Sunglasses Dhs4,021 Jacques Marie Mage; Keyhole One-Piece Swimsuit Dhs915 Anemos

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