Weekly IG Recap: Coachella, Bikinis and Street Style

SI Swimsuit models released their inner fashionistas this week at formal evening events and in the desert.
Kim Kardashian, Olivia Culpo and Ashley Graham.

Kim Kardashian, Olivia Culpo and Ashley Graham.

SI Swimsuit models dipped their toes into tons of fashion aesthetics this week.

Olivia Culpo, Katie Austin, Ellie Thumann, Kelsey Merritt and more models put on their indie best at Coachella.

Jasmine Sanders, Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian rocked teeny tiny bikinis and caught some rays

Camille Kostek and Josephine Skriver strutted in their respective cities and successfully pulled off baggy street style looks, while Ashley Graham and Brooks Nader donned their most dramatic dresses and stunned on red carpets.

Here’s a recap of some of our favorite Instagram content from current and former SI Swimsuit models this week.

Olivia Culpo

The former Miss Universe and newly engaged model is riding the wave of her bride-to-be status. She wore an all-white getup on day one of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Katie Austin

The 2022 co-Rookie of the Year grabbed a sheer dress from BFF Christen Harper’s line with B Swim.

Ellie Thumann

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie is known for the looks she puts together for Coachella. She totally nailed each one, and her final outfit involved several vintage pieces.

Kelsey Merritt

The three-time SI Swimsuit model rocked three perfect looks at Coachella. Her day two ’fit featured a Maison Valentino shirt dress, cinched at the waist with a chunky belt, and black cowboy boots.

Jasmine Sanders

The German-born model donned a teeny tiny orange crochet bikini and matching skirt cover-up with fringe.

Heidi Klum

The 49-year-old sported a stringy yellow bikini and paired it with a fuzzy bucket hat and golden under-eye patches.

Kim Kardashian

The SKIMS cofounder wore an itty bitty two-piece from her shape wear brand’s swimsuit line.

Camille Kostek

The 2019 cover star paired a classic white top and blue jeans combo with an oversized blazer and white-and-green sneakers.

Josephine Skriver

The JOJA founder knows how to elevate any baggy look. She donned cargo jeans, a white hoodie and a brown denim jacket and accessorized with chunky sunglasses and braided pigtails.

Ashley Graham

The Maxim Hot 100 cover star dazzled in a strapless sequined gold gown.

Brooks Nader

The 2023 SI Swimsuit model served legs in a white fairy-like strapless mini dress.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.