Southern California has always inspired the most innovative designs in swim fashion—from clever cut-outs to lush prints to must-have accessories—and this summer is no different. With beach season officially upon us, the iconic shores of Malibu are already glistening with the newest suits and styles.

To help you look your best kicking back by the pool or walking our stunning coastline, we’ve put together an exclusive look at the latest in swimwear and beach accessories. Here are our seasonal favorites:


Trends in Summer Swimwear - Beach Ready Fashion in Malibu, California at the Malibu Beach Inn

Delicate, lace-up designs and wide bands in the bondage style are the favored look this summer in Malibu. Combine your straps with a dark, romantic color palette like this floral print from Acacia Swimwear.

Stand out on the stunning beaches of Malibu in eye-catching designs. This Mara Hoffman one piece features well-placed cut-outs that complement the slimmest part of the body and accent the suit’s Starbasket design.

Escalate your poolside ensemble with an embellished swimsuit like the Epoque One Piece from Zimmermann. Embroidered frills, mesh inserts, and an ethereal floral print are the perfect delicate details for summer in Malibu.

For a playful beach look, opt for flouncy, off the shoulder ruffles and bright prints. Designs like the Tori Prayer Tulum Top have slimmed the ruffle down into a style that is much sleeker than the traditional frill.


Trends in Summer Accessories - Beach Ready Fashion in Malibu, CA at the Malibu Beach Inn

There’s nothing we love more than a perfect pair of sunglasses, and you’ll find just that in these classic framed specs from Free People that combine tortoise shell and dusty lavender.

Recline in style with a soft, hand-woven beach towel that is both attractive and functional. Hammamas printed towels are made with superior Turkish cotton and are known for their soft, absorbent, and quick-drying qualities.

It’s all about accents when it comes to this summer’s beach bags, and this antique and silver Florabella Caledonia Bag is what we are after with a woven body, tassels, and metallic details.

We hope these strappy sandals never go out of style. Make sky-high gladiators your summer go-to with chic footwear like the suede Rae Gladiator Sandals from Free People.

Dress up your swim attire with a gold body chain like this Zara Gem Body Necklace. Beach jewelry has become increasingly popular on the coast of California, with notable fashion icons wearing body chains, oversized stones, and even shin jewelry.