Just Add Water

Beach-season fashion starts right here, right now.

On their own, the right swimsuits or sandals can make or break any beach-day look. But when you get the combination just right, you're golden.

Here, shop our perfect pairings.

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Fun House

Why not have some fun with your summer look? A cartoon-inspired maillot and bow slides will certainly do the trick.

Swimsuit with Printed Design, $25, hm.com; Broderie-Anglaise Bow Platform Slides by Joshua Sanders, $168, matchesfashion.com.

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Dye Hard

As regular readers know, tie-dye is a major trend this season. When paired with sporty sandals, Mikoh's far-out bikini goes above and beyond.

Hermosa Printed Bikini Top by Mikoh, $110, netaporter.com; Miyako Printed Bikini Briefs by Mikoh, $90, netaporter.com; Blue Ribbon Sandals, $40, zara.com.

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That's Riveting

Bring your edgy side to the beach with a studded, one-shoulder bikini and matching clogs. You'll be rock 'n' roll ready and, yes, a little bit badass.

Eyelet One Shoulder Bikini Top, $38,topshop.com; Eyelet Stud Bikini Bottoms, $26, topshop.com; Studded Leather Clogs by Saint Laurent, $795, netaporter.com.

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Printed Matter

Proenza Schouler's printed swimsuit with cut-outs may not be the best option for those worried about tan lines, but when you're wearing it with snakeskin-embossed sandals, you're honestly not going to care.

Printed Swimsuit by Proenza Schouler, $350, mytheresa.com; Slider Sandals with Red Snakeskin Effect, $65, asos.com.

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Shark Tank

Flaunt your personality in a quirky, patterned, two-piece style and the rainbow Chloé sandals of the moment.

Bikini Top, $18, hm.com; Bikini Bottom, $13, hm.com; Jamie Leather Sandals by Chloe, $795, mytheresa.com.

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Printed Poise

For the ultra-feminine girl who likes to look polished from head-to-toe, Lisa Marie Fernandez's colorful bikini can go straight from the pool to the party—just swap the bathing suit bottoms for a skirt or jeans!

Leandra Off-the-Shoulder Printed Stretch Cotton-Blend Bikini by Lisa Marie Fernandez, $380, netaporter.com; Sandals in Tonal Lacquer by Dr. Scholl's For J. Crew, $98, jcrew.com.

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This Side of Paradise

A tropical print for summer is always a good idea—and even more so when paired with fringed, berry-hued sandals.

Tropical Print Swimsuit, $68, topshop.com; Suede Wild Thing Sandals by Aquazzura, $785, fwrd.com.

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