IMG_1032Boy, how I wanted to write a post about monochrome swimwear for a long time… I just had to find the perfect pieces and I think I found them! From a simple black & white bikini to a sexy strappy one-piece. The combination of black and white is one of my favorite, both in clothing and swimwear.

For these pieces I’ve selected I wanted a cool and inspiring location for the photoshoot. And what better place than right in the middle of Amsterdam! I shot these bikinis on a rooftop overlooking my hometown. It was a hot summer day and everything came out perfect. It might sound crazy but being in my own city surrounded by the sounds of cyclists, taxis and boats sailing through the canals it really gave me a good and confident feeling.IMG_0876IMG_0938Black and white is a basic but timeless combination and also very flattering for the body. You can wear your monochrome bikini every summer if you’d like, just make sure you update it with cute cover-ups and statement jewelry. It’s an easy style so if you don’t know what bikini to wear you can always turn to these neutral colors. And although the black and white combination is nothing new, it’s taking a bigger part in swimwear every season.IMG_0826IMG_0910

Seafolly Costa Maya bikini (here)
French Connection Saphra strappy swimsuit -black- (here)
Asos Contrast bandeau swimsuit -white- (here)
Zara white & black bikini
South Beach striped one-piece

Find more monochrome styles in the collections of Zimmermann, Jag, L*Space, Lascana and Vix.