Over 50 Celeb Snaps to Inspire Your Best Bikini Style
No matter what season it may be, a tropical vacation always sounds like a pretty good idea. Thankfully, every star-studded getaway from soaking up the sun in St. Barts to lounging in Cabo gives us a chance to incorporate a little bit of celebrity inspiration into our very own vacation wardrobes. The latest to join the bikini-clad set include Gigi Hadid, Ellie Goulding, and Doutzen Kroes.
But these are just a few of the stars inspiring our Summer bikini style. So if you're in the midst of packing or just in need of a virtual getaway, we've rounded up the chicest celeb-approved looks to keep your style game hot, no matter what the temperature may really be.
— Additional reporting by Aemilia Madden
The singer wasn't afraid to mix and match in a colorful string bikini bottom and classic black bandeau top.
Gigi went for a retro-inspired look in a Solid & Striped top and high-waisted bottom.
Now this is a swimsuit with attitude. Doutzen donned this lion-print bathing suit for a day at the beach.
Ellie bared her toned abs in a colorful top-and-bottom combination.
A scarf headband and retro sunglasses played up the retro flair of Chelsea's off-the-shoulder ruffled bikini.
While strolling on the beach, Padma topped her fiery string bikini with a colorful sarong.
Gigi matched her sunglasses to her neon bikini while she soaked up the sun in Miami.
Ashley Greene wore a white bikini while on vacation with her boyfriend, Paul Khoury, in the Bahamas — and she topped it off with an adorable navy-blue net cover-up.
Sure, we love the denim outfit Rihanna wore in Barbados, but we couldn't keep our eyes off of her mini Louis Vuitton bag.
Naomi Campbell knows that a timeless beach look begins with a flowing white cover-up.
Olivia Palermo was spotted in St. Barts — right before getting engaged — in a striped two-piece.
Kelly Rowland lounged in Miami in a flowing green tunic with a subtle print.
Jennifer Aniston paired her black bikini top with a pale-blue sarong while on vacation with her fiancé, Justin Theroux.
Katie Holmes celebrated 2014 in Las Vegas wearing a multicolored printed bikini top and distressed cutoffs.
Julianne Hough glistened in a metallic bikini while stepping out of the water in Miami in 2013.
Kate Moss hit the waves in a golden little bikini with gilded hardware for added glam.
Beyoncé was undeniably glamorous in a leopard-print look consisting of a flowy top and matching pants while vacationing on a yacht in Formentera, Spain. The singer added further dramatic effect via exaggerated cat-eye sunglasses.
Gwen Stefani took her signature style to the beaches in the South of France with this colorful caftan-and-harem-pant look.
Vanessa Hudgens rocked a black triangle bikini — and a shiny gold body chain — on a yacht in Italy.
Taylor Swift made a strong case for the high-waisted retro brief in her chic black-and-white striped style from Topshop.
Bar Refaeli's paisley-print one-piece and her turquoise cuff made a statement duo in Spain.
Cara Delevingne got in on the Monaco fun with Rihanna in a black-and-white triangle bikini featuring a set of oversize eyes.
Selena Gomez popped in her printed triangle bikini during pool time in Miami.
Adriana Lima splashed around in St. Barts in a bright-green halter bikini — note the sexy gold-chain bottoms.
Naya Rivera was ultrafeminine in her mismatched strapless bikini in Malibu, CA.
We're green with envy over Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's bright bikini — not to mention her killer tan and perfect beach spot in the South of France.
Kate Hudson showed off the perfect cover-up — this tie-neck dress that she finished with a wide belt and coordinating shades — while vacationing in Barcelona, Spain.
Olivia Wilde took a dip in Maui, HI, wearing a triangle bikini featuring blue-and-purple stripes.
Candice Swanepoel's beach look popped with her bright-yellow halter bikini and colorful beaded bracelets after a swim in Miami.
While shooting a music video on a beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jennifer Lopez created a sexy pairing: a black triangle bikini topped with a green printed maxi dress.
Hilary Duff channeled her inner Axl Rose in a skull-head scarf and aviator sunglasses during a getaway to Cabo San Lucas in May 2013.
Rachel Bilson mismatched her striped bikini top with black bottoms in Barbados.
Nicole Richie lounged in St. Barts in April wearing a black triangle bikini, House of Harlow cat-eye sunglasses, and a crisp white fedora.
During a Hawaiian getaway, Heidi Klum smiled big as she walked on the sand in a printed halter bikini, topped with a black-and-white tie-dye dress and round sunglasses.
While in Cabo, Kate Beckinsale sported a white bandeau bikini and a matching white maxi skirt.
During an A-list girls' vacation in Mexico with Reese Witherspoon and Drew Barrymore in March 2013, Cameron Diaz showed off her toned body in a striped bandeau bikini top, yellow bottoms, a straw visor, and mirrored aviator sunglasses.
In Mexico, Michelle Williams covered up her black bikini with a chambray button-down, then added a cool panama hat.
Drew Barrymore looked retro and playful in her black-and-white polka-dot bikini and mirrored aviators during her Mexico getaway in March 2013 with Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon.
During a getaway to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in May 2013, Lea Michele fit right in with her white fringe poncho.
Nina Dobrev's floral bikini stood out on the beach in Miami in April 2013.
Allison Williams lounged in a brown bikini with a straw hat during a trip to Miami in February 2013.
During a trip to Mexico in January 2013, Miranda Kerr looked wildly chic in a leopard shirtdress and tan sandals.
When she took off her overalls on the beach, Rachel Bilson, alongside boyfriend Hayden Christensen, showed off a printed triangle bikini and covered her face with a wide-brim straw visor.
While relaxing poolside in Miami, Doutzen Kroes showed off her fit figure in a printed halter bikini with a two-tone top.
On her St. Barts getaway in April 2013, Jessica Alba was ready for a beach day in her zigzag Missoni caftan, white denim cutoffs, and Tory Burch fedora.
Naomi Watts looked fashionable in her one-piece bathing suit, pink-and-white sarong, fedora, and aviator sunglasses during a January 2013 vacation in St. Barts.
Alessandra Ambrosio snapped a photo of herself wearing a striped bikini in St. Barts in January 2013.
In March, Miley Cyrus lounged poolside in Palm Springs, showing off her svelte figure in a floral bikini, which she accessorized with gold body jewelry.
Cindy Crawford looked effortless in her python-print cover-up during a beach stroll in Cabo San Lucas in January 2013.
Sofia Vergara brightened (and covered) up her swimwear with an easy, breezy blue maxi skirt.
Reese Witherspoon made a sweet, electric-blue sundress into the perfect beach look with a few well-placed jewels and oversize shades.
Proof that a basic bikini is always in style — Stephanie Seymour hit the sand in a black string bikini and a sarong.
Diane Kruger showed off a perfect two-piece — a minimalist bandeau topped with her straw fedora.