There is seriously no better therapy than swimsuit shopping when it's January and 32 degrees out (ok, besides realizing how pastey my winter complexion looks, and having to do a photo shoot indoors because I don't have a beach). But honestly, it could only have been better if I had a margarita in my hand...kudos to the pineapple for being runner up.
I went shopping this week for a couple new swimsuits to take with me to Hawaii on my honeymoon and found these two jems. I was looking for suits that were a little more unique than the classic bikini cut, and this strappy high waist two piece and lacy low back one piece definitely did it. What I love about the first one, besides the high waist and all the straps, is the high neck crop top. It's just a little bit more coverage than the classic bikini, but still super interesting. I'm also pretty obsessed with the fun pattern.
What I love about the first one, besides the high waist and all the straps, is the high neck crop top. It's just a little bit more coverage than the classic bikini, but still super interesting. I'm also pretty obsessed with the fun pattern. The second one is just so pretty. I've always liked black swimsuits just because they look clean and simple, but this one is especially amazing. it has plenty of sheer lace and a low back to keep it sexy, but with some solid linings in all the right places. It also comes in 4 colors.
Time to talk swimwear trends. I know it might feel a little early, but trust me...even though it's still winter, just thinking about summer and daydreaming about your new swimsuit is pretty therapeutic and is sure to pep up your Monday. While everything from tassels to suits in nude and yellow is in this season, here are my favorite 4 trends for this summer.
TREND #1: High Neck Halters
Halters are taking over triangle bikini tops this season. Halters with cut outs or lacing are especially in, as they are a fun twist on the classic and help add a little bit of sexy by adding interest and showing a little more skin. My first swimsuit pick has this feature, with fun crisscross straps in the center.
TREND #2: Sheer Cut Outs
From netting to mesh, sheer cutouts range from showing just a little skin to almost transparent. This trend is great because it helps give the swimsuit more support, without adding a chunk of fabric. I chose to rock the lace version of this trend with the one piece I chose (first photo below) since I love the sexy lingerie feel, plus the suit has a great fit.
TREND #3: Side Cut Outs & Laced Up Straps
Side cutouts are perfect for accenting the waist and giving everything else a little more coverage. It adds just a touch of sexy to the regular one piece. Straps are huge this season, from lace up sides to strappy bottoms. I'm a little obsessed with this trend if you couldn't tell. I think side straps are the perfect way to rock a high-waisted style bottom. They let you keep the height of the high waist, but break it up a little so that it's not the only focal point.
TREND #4: Deep-V One Pieces
The one piece is stepping it up with a plunging neckline. This style offers the coverage and support of a one piece, but in a little less conservative style. This trend is great for vacationing because you can throw on a pair of lace pants plus a sheer wrap tunic, and have an out-and-about worthy outfit.
Hopefully this post brought a little sunshine to your winter, and left you feeling pumped for warm weather. You can also check out the post all about my wedding location here.