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How To Level Up Your Swimwear, Inspired By Paraiso’s 2022 Miami Swim Week

Here’s how to spice up your swimwear this summer and beyond.

Paraiso Miami Beach just wrapped up its 2022 Swim Week, and the jam-packed schedule featured some of the biggest swimwear trends to come.

Over the four-day event, designers showcased their latest offerings down the catwalk, along with new ways to style summer-ready bikinis and one-pieces with full-on maximalist accessories.

Tap through to see how to style your swimwear from 2022 Paraiso Miami Swim Week for your next summer vacation and beyond, ahead.

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Swim Week Trend No. 1: Over-The-Top Hats

There’s a way to be #summertimefine while staying cool, and the best way to protect yourself from the sun’s harsh rays is pairing your swimwear with a large statement hat, as seen at BFyne’s runway show.

Photos Courtesy of Beach Bunny

Swim Week Trend No. 1: Over-the-top Hats

The floppy straw hat trend can be styled with just about any bathing suit, and Beach Bunny proved that the larger the hat, the better.

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Swim Week Trend No. 1: Over-the-top Hats

Add flair to your bikini set, like at JMP The Label’s swimwear presentation, as the daring accessory complemented the brand’s bold printed swimsuits.

Photos Courtesy of Sinesia Karol

Swim Week Trend No. 2: Maxi Tote Bags

ICYMI: Oversized tote bags are in and designers have co-signed the maxi silhouette on the Miami Swim Week catwalk. The spacious design acts as a fashion statement, too.

Photos Courtesy of BFyne

Swim Week Trend No. 2: Maxi Tote Bags

Fill your gigantic handbags with your daily beach essentials or pick up some floral arrangements and organic veggies from the farmer’s market for a #cleangirl look.

Photos Courtesy of BFyne

Swim Week Trend No. 3: Waist Chains

Originating from Black and South Asian cultures, 2022 Miami Swim Week presented the waist chain as a fun way to add a bit of dazzle to your bathing suits.

Photos Courtesy of Monday Swimwear

Swim Week Trend No. 3: Gold Waist Chains

Designers like BFyne and Monday Swimwear included a gold chain over one-pieces and bikinis, worn loosely at the waist for a slouchy yet polished vibe.

Photos Courtesy of Acacia

Swim Week Trend No. 4: Breezy Cover-Ups

Summer style always calls for cover-ups, and the latest swim week has proven that you can still be stylish while layering up on the beach, like this breezy set from Acacia.

Photos Courtesy of Poster Girl

Swim Week Trend No. 4: Breezy Cover-Ups

As spotted at Poster Girl, the “It” girl brand crafted sheer mesh gowns as an alternative to the cover-up trend, studded with purple beads.

Photos Courtesy of Monday Swimwear

Swim Week Trend No. 4: Breezy Cover-Ups

We’re also wearing summer knits to the water this summer. Pair your knitted gowns with a bright-colored set underneath for a vibrant see-through moment.

Photos Courtesy of Destination Colombia

Swim Week Trend No. 5: Beaded Minis

Beaded accessories and mini bags are still strong on our trend radar and when combined, they make for an Instagram-worthy, beach-ready statement.

Photos Courtesy of BFyne

Swim Week Trend No. 5: Beaded Minis

Whether worn with your baring bikinis or a loose-fitted look, beaded handbags were the most versatile accessory on the runway.

Photos Courtesy of Poster Girl

Swim Week Trend No. 6: Statement Earrings

We’re also a huge fan of statement jewelry, and Poster Girl’s latest runway show featured how a chunky earring makes for a great stand-out piece.

Photos Courtesy of KBSwim

Swim Week Trend No. 7: Westernwear Galore

Similar to last year, we’re all here for western-inspired looks, and 2022 Miami Swim Week was no exception. The sought-after aesthetic includes cowgirl boots, bolero hats, and more.

Photos Courtesy of Icon Swim

Swim Week Trend No. 7: Westernwear Galore

Icon Swimwear was huge on the “yeehaw” aesthetic, dressing models in its latest swimwear and pairing the looks with fun cowgirl boots.

Photos Courtesy of Monday Swimwear

Swim Week Trend No. 7: Westernwear Galore

Cowboy hats made an appearance all throughout the week, styled with cutout one-piece bathing suits for a funky twist.

Photos Courtesy of Poster Girl

Swim Week Trend No. 8: Bejeweled Buckles

Belts were a show-stopper at Miami Swim Week. Poster Girl featured thick belts adorned with jewel-studded buckles, styled with itty-bitty mini skirts and strappy bikinis.

Photos Courtesy of Beach Bunny

Swim Week Trend No. 8: Bejeweled Buckles

The dazzling detail was also seen embedded into the swimwear itself, as seen on Beach Bunny’s ivory swimsuit set.

Photos Courtesy of Beach Bunny

Swim Week Trend No. 9: Crystal Chainmail

Like the bejeweled belt buckles, we’re also dripping in crystals all summer long. Beach Bunny also presented its strappy two-pieces with glittering sarongs from crystal fringe.

Photos Courtesy of Beach Bunny

Swim Week Trend No. 9: Crystal Chainmail

Also this year’s biggest “going-out” trend, the chainmail look serves as the ultimate luxe look. for those late night outs after hanging by the water all day.

Photos Courtesy of Cupshe

Swim Week Trend No. 10: Fringed Macramé

There’s nothing better than a macramé cover-up, and designers added long fringe detailing to update the look this season. Cupshe layered the fun skirt over a baby blue bikini.

Photos Courtesy of Destination Colombia

Swim Week Trend No. 10: Fringed Macramé

Colombia-based brand Bahía María added macramé in dress form on the catwalk, with the loose strings falling and flowing for an effortless look.