One of the best ways to stretch your dollar during bathing suit season is to choose separates that you can mix and match. I remember doing this quite a few years ago & getting some weird looks for throwing together a random mix, but now it's acceptable and encouraged! If you're an avid beach or pool go-er, it's a great way to switch up your look without having to buy several separate bathing suits and a bit more stylish than the traditional "matchy-matchy" suits.
Some popular designs for spring and summer include neon colors, tribal prints, and hardware/embellishments. There are bathing suits for every taste and price point. An insider tip is to check out stores like T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, or Ross for last season's bathing suits at incredible markdowns ($25 or less for both pieces)!