Swimsuits are my guilty pleasure! There are so many fun styles out there, and only about four months to wear all of them where I live. But, that doesn’t stop me from experimenting with both new and old styles every year. Last year I was all about floral prints and neon colors; while I still love those suits, I am eager to add a few new pieces into the mix this year.
Pool and beach weather are rapidly approaching here on the East Coast; plus, I plan on visiting a friend in Los Angeles sometime in the next few months. So, I’ve gradually started shopping for swimsuits–not to mention, as temperatures rise I am definitely guilty of obsessing over my favorite swimwear designers via social media. Lately, I cannot get enough Minimale Animale.Kaja by La Revêche: This suit’s simplicity and timelessness is nothing like I’ve ever seen in swimwear before. Putting it on instantly feels like I’ve transported to a small beach town on the Mediterranean where I can read good books and sip San Pellegrino all summer long. Even though that is certainly not the case, this bikini is a dream–and fits like one, too. The ruffles add a delicate touch to an otherwise minimalist swimsuit, white the off-the-shoulder style minimizes tan lines and draws attention to the collar bones. Of course, the muted color palette ensures a couple things: 1) that this suit will never go out of style and, 2) it will match anything and everything. When the sun sets, I will be able to throw a pair of vintage denim cut-offs over this bikini for a serious model-off-duty vibe.
Because this suit is so simple, it is also super versatile. Beach-y waves, oversized sunglasses and statement earrings not only dress it up, they personalize it, too. Even though weather is warm and humid, this bikini totally makes layering during the summertime possible. Everything from thick headbands to floppy hats to flowing maxi skirts will accent this swimsuit perfectly. No longer available, La RevêcheElisa by Triangl: Velvet swimsuits are totally new to me this year; I’ve never owned one before! The Italian velvet range by Triangl swimwear is so, so beautiful–especially in this jewel-toned midnight blue color that will look killer with a tan. This suit’s shape is super unique, too; the skinny straps (which are adjustable, btw!), low-cut neckline and cheeky bottoms balance the thick fabric and keep it sexy.
This has to be the most comfortable bikinis I’ve ever owned. And because it’s Triangl, I know it is topnotch quality. It won’t ever stretch or fade despite years of sun, surf and chlorine. $89, TrianglBella Body one piece by Nina Rosa: I stumbled upon this ultra-femme swimsuit while browsing Poshmark, and it is my best find on the app to date. I am definitely a sucker for handmade pieces (as well as swimsuits!) so the Bella Body one-piece was pretty much a n0-brainer for me–I fell in love with it almost immediately!
This suit is low-cut and the back is completely open, so it maintains a sultry poolside vibe despite the feminine floral embellishments. Plus, its cheeky cut couldn’t be more flattering. I cannot wait for weather to warm up so I can show off this one piece by the pool and on the beach. $50, Poshmark user ninaroserussoHigh-leg bikini bottoms: These have been everywhere this season, and I am most definitely on the bandwagon! High-leg bikini bottoms are super sexy–not to mention, a great alternative to tanga and cheeky bottoms. A solid pair is casual and comfortable, yet still puts an old-school spin on any bikini top.