Being a Florida native and having to suffer through triple-digit temps on a daily basis, the times I actually like being outside are few and far between. And braving the humidity to go to the beach? Forget about it! But this season’s exciting swimsuit options are slowly making me change my tune. And while it is always a constant struggle trying to find the perfect piece that works for my body type, there’s nothing like buying a new bathing suit to get me in the mood for the long summer days. Picture this… relaxing at your favorite beach spot under a shady umbrella with a good book and one (or two) glasses of wine. Sounds lovely right? The only thing that would make that scene even better is a fashionable swimsuit! Why not step out of your sartorial comfort zone with a chic cut-out or bare some skin in a daring string bikini?
If you’ve got swimsuits on the brain like I do , take a look below for four swimsuit styles that I’m sure will float your boat:
The string bikini is a classic, tried-and-true option. What it lacks in… umm… material, it makes up for in a variety of mixed prints and solid or bold colors. It is almost impossible to go wrong with this look. Get into a fave of mine from ASOS for just $28.50. So simple and stylish!
Cut-outs make everything a bit more interesting, don’t you agree? If you love the coverage of a one-piece swimsuit, but still want to show a little bit of skin, a cut-out is the best option for you. You can even opt for sheer cut-outs to give certain areas a little more camouflage. This swimsuit from Topshop is a great way to flaunt your shape without totally baring it all (string bikini, I’m looking at you!) and it’s only $34.99! #Winning
The 60s are definitely calling! Go retro with a vintage high-waisted bikini. Not only is this style super flattering, but it can give the allusion of a smaller waist (and who doesn’t love that?!) Look for stand-out details like this print suit from Forever 21 for $15.90.
A bikini with a strapless top is a pretty easy way to avoid those dreaded tan lines while frolicking in the sun. Whether you rock a classic bandeau or one with extra details and ruching, you’re sure to get multiple wears out of the statement style, like this $30 option from Nordstrom Rack.
Don’t you just love swimsuit season? What’s your favorite bikini style to try on? Let me know below and happy shopping!