No matter if you’re hitting the pool or the beach, you want to look good in your swimsuit. And all the crunches in the world and strategic self-tanner won’t save you from a style faux-pas!
Here’s how to look great and have fun while breaking out your best doggie paddle or trashy beach read.
Chic In The City
You’re a modern millie living a big city life! Take a time out from the hustle and bustle around you and go to a nearby pool (any public outdoor one will do, but extra props if it’s on a rooftop!). Grab some friends and some spf. Catch up on the news while soaking up some rays! To reflect your modern, urbanized life why not try some super-modern swimwear? Think mesh, lattice straps and crazy cutouts- they’re the ticket to a fashion-forward look. Paired with athletic-inspired sandals, like these mesh-insert numbers, you’ll have the most sizzling ensemble at any free swim or pool party. Adding a cool, quirky cover-up means you can keep the party going long after the sun goes down, too.
If you’re lucky enough to get away to an honest-to-goodness sandy shore, let your wardrobe be a bit escapist, too. Tap into the wanderlust that was awash on the s/s ’14 runways with Aztec influences à la Valentino and African themes as seen at Donna Karan. Layer cultures and colours with ease to create a global look that’s perfect for an afternoon playing in the waves. Oh, and stop obsessing over how you look in your suit- just think of the sun on your skin and the good time you’re having!
Summer is finally here! Let’s get out there and live it, ladies! No frumpy one-pieces need apply.
By Morgan Mullin