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Summer Hawaiian Swimwear Trends

July 1 Summer Solstice Fashion Show at Bar35

Let's talk summer swim!

See the summer show from Bar 35 - Catch us in October at Bar 35!

As we debuted local Hawaii-based designer summer styles at our First Friday fashion show this past weekend, some current summer trends true to Hawaiian style caught our eye.

Each of these styles are by local designers:


Around here we do anything but basic, including with swimwear. If you've wanted to know what's trending in swim this summer, we here at Kapa Mag have you covered!

Knit Crochet shorts by Zionz Knitz

From bold patterns to cut-out shapes, your summer looks are in for an upgrade - and not only with the swimsuit itself. This year we're all about the entire look, including eye-catching cover-ups that draw the whole outfit together for a major statement moment.

African long printed dress by Bassa Ma

This dress, along with those in the main photo above, is the perfect example of a summer swim look that speaks for itself! Whether you're headed to the beach or beyond, this is a style that you can wear just about anywhere, over a swimsuit or on its own, to show your trendy side this season. The mix of the bold geometric patterns combines effortlessly for a piece unlike any other.

Knit hats and skirt by Zionz Knitz

Another trend we're seeing: texture.

From swimsuit to a swimwear skirt, a crocheted net material brings just the kind of pop your outfit needs this summer! Mix it with a simpler piece like you see here to bring harmony to the look.

Kente Cloth wide brimmed hat by Bassa Ma with two piece white bikini by Stoned Eclipse

How could we possibly leave out cut-outs this season?! The shape and dimension this gives to swimsuits is the most flattering for all body shapes and sizes. We're tossing aside our plain bikinis and opting for more fashionably tasteful styles to sport all summer long.

Denim fun with Meheanu (denim jacket) with green one piece by Stoned Eclipse

Denim Jacket by Meheanu

Toss on your denim jackets! This summer trend adds another "it" factor to your swimwear look, doubling as a cover-up to protect your shoulders from the sun. Add this to your cut-out swimsuit and denim shorts, and you have a complete outfit ready to go!

Orange printed swim set by Stoned Eclipse with denim jacket by Meheanu

Can we take a moment for the sporty spice style that's trending this summer? Pair that denim jacket and swimsuit combo with chunky sneakers for a beach to street style look that channels the cool girl in all of us.

Blue crochet knit swim set by Bassa Ma

Last but not least, something we've seen throughout all of these trends is a key to summer style:


Light layers with different textures, materials, patterns, and colors bring a fun spin to any outfit, taking it from basic to bold. Sport a pair of denim shorts, sneakers, and your favorite accessories with your swimsuit to create a trendy look that could be on the cover of a fashion magazine!

Printed swim top by Stoned Eclipse

This summer we're all about feeling confident in our summer swimwear. So throw on all of your favorite pieces, and let's go to the beach!

Tell us what your favorite summer trends are this season in the comments below!

Denim jackets by Meheanu paired with Stoned Eclipse Swim sets

Mahalo from the KAPAMAG Team, Written by Katlin Tara for KAPAMAG KAPAMAG Linktree

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