05/25/2012 11:05 EDT

Bikini Shopping: Separates Under $40

La Vie En Rose

By: Vanessa Taylor,

By now you’ve heard us telling you to mix your metals (yes, gold and silver jewellery look good together!) and mix your prints (yes, stripes and paisley are totally cute!), so now it’s time to mix up your bikini.

Related: Find A Bathing Suit That Fits!

Buying your bikini top and bottom separately lets you customize the fit of your swimwear—many brands, like La Vie En Rose offer a wide range of silhouettes within each print. Love an itsy-bitsy brief but want tankini-coverage up top? This is easy when everything is sold individually.

Another bonus? It lets you create interesting combinations—try florals with polka dots or neon solids with animal print.

Related: Get DKNY’s Casual Wavy Hairstyle With Tips From Wella

La Vie En Rose swimwear, $30-$40,

More from

Beer-infused shampoo?

Get the Runway Look at Home: DKNY’s Casual-Chic Hairstyle

Natalie Portman’s perfect makeup look

Also on The Huffington Post, how to wear florals this summer

Photo gallery How To Wear Florals For Summer See Gallery

Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Canada Style on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.