Woman spend a lot of time and money in search of the perfect swimsuit, but it's not just about the suit. You also have to have the right accessories.
So, PinkMemo.com Editor in Chief Katrina Szish spotlighted items to help, stressing that accessorizing swimsuits not only creates a look, but enhances the suit itself.
She had models on an "Early Show Saturday Edition" catwalk in the rooftop lounge of the swank Clevelander Hotel during the broadcast's special Super Bowl preview show, from the big game's host city, Miami.
From the color of your shades to the style of your cover-up, you should choose every piece with the attitude of the swimsuit in mind, Szish advises.
Global Goddess: This is grown-up boho - ethnic-inspired prints and embellished details make a major statement, so make it with a tunic that shows off your legs and your waistline. A natural straw bag, metallic wedges and sunglasses to match the shade of your golden glow complete the look.
• Lands' End Canvas Swim Essentials halter top, PRICE: $34.50 and string bikini bottom, PRICE: $29.50; LandsEndCanvas.com
• Taj by Sabrina tunic, PRICE: $460; TajbySabrina.com
• Gabriella Rocha Stef wedge sandal, PRICE: $59; Zappos.com
• Kenneth Cole sunglasses, PRICE: $56; Zappos.com
• Large hammered silver earrings, PRICE: $7.99 Target
Old Hollywood Glamour: Runways were filled with retro-inspired suits, so keep the vibe intact with accessories that enhance. A classic palette of bold black and white is an easy way to start. A striped straw hat, polka-dot slides and white-rimmed sunglasses say "star". Add red lips and nails for a flawless finish.
• Juicy Couture halter swimdress, PRICE: $172; ZapposCouture.com
• Croft & Barrow striped floppy hat, PRICE $14.40; Kohls.com
• Echo Terry small plastic handheld tote, PRICE: $78; Endless.com
• Daniblack Wanda sandal, PRICE: $65; Endless.com
• Ray-Ban white-frame sunglasses, PRICE: $139; Endless.com
• Bracelet, PRICE: $19; Kohls
• Lands' End Vertical Rugby Stripe beach towel, PRICE: $19.50; LandsEnd.com
Modern Romance: Flirty details. Ruffles ruled the runways, so translate this romantic trend to your beachwear by way of a feminine ruffled cover-up. A bold color and short hemline make it more sexy than sweet.
• Juicy Couture halter top, PRICE: $67, and classic ring bottom, PRICE: $62; ZapposCouture.com
• Juicy Couture pleated ruffled cover-up, PRICE: $177; ZapposCouture.com
• Harajuku Girls Dmaker sandals, PRICE: $94; Zappos.com
• Cappelli beaded handle straw tote, PRICE: $42; Endless.com
• Earrings, PRICE: $7.99 and ring PRICE: $10;Target
Sheer Elegance: Why hide your suit? Show it off with elegance by embracing this season's hottest trend: sheer layers. Sexy but still sophisticated, a subtle glimpse of a bikini is the best accessory. Choose one with embroidery or a dramatic silhouette to make an impact and glam it up with statement jewelry. Who says you can't wear oversized earrings to the beach?!
• Taj by Sabrina caftan, PRICE: $325; TajbySabrina.com
• Lands' End Canvas Swim Essentials halter top, PRICE:$34.50 & string bikini bottom, PRICE: $29.50; LandsEndCanvas.com
• Magid Clear Cane Cut-Out tote, PRICE: $86; Endless.com
• Lands' End Canvas leather flip-flops, PRICE: $39.50; LandsEndCanvas.com
• Lands' End sunglasses, PRICE: $49.50; LandsEnd.com
• Goldtone earrings, PRICE: $7.99; Target
Fashion Plate: Unique silhouette/trend of the moment. Rompers are de rigeur, so why not wear one to the beach? Add fierce heels, a metallic tote and bold aviators to up the fashion factor. It will do double duty b/c you can wear it out when the sun sets.
• Trina Turk Castillo romper, PRICE: $254; Zappos.com
• Brette Sandler Coco Triangle Bikini, PRICE: $167; Barneys New York
• MICHAEL Michael Kors Item tote, PRICE:$198; Zappos.com
• Betsey Johnson pink metal aviator, PRICE: $68; Zappos.com
• Gabriella Rocha Shanen wedge, PRICE: $49; Zappos.com
• Bangles, PRICE: $8 & $12; Kohls
Tropical Punch: Exotic florals. It's all in the details ... bright colors and exotic prints make a classic pareo feel fresh, especially when worn halter-style. Bamboo detailing on these sexy wedges and gold jewelry add the tropical punch.
• Guess Party 'N My Cabana halter bra, PRICE: $51 and spider pant bottom, PRICE:$45; Zappos.com
• Tommy Bahama Pearl pareo, PRICE:$54; Zappos.com
• Jessica Simpson Amithist wedge, PRICE: $67; Endless.com
• Lands End sunglasses, PRICE: $49.50; LandsEnd.com
• Hoop earrings and bangles, PRICE: $7.99 each; Target