CHARMSIE’S SWIMWEAR PICKS & TIPS
Whether you’re actively swimming or laying out like a mermaid, what you wear to the beach can be equally stylish regardless of your lifestyle. While there are actual brands that cater to the fashionistas who are mostly getting wet via an umbrella topped drink or tanning oil vs. saltwater, I like to think style & practicality can go hand in hand. In this post I will share some tips for finding unique & stylish swimwear, how to accessorize for the beach, and how to mix swimwear into your day & night looks to make the most of your money.
ASOS not only sells designer brands but they also have an in house brand, producing high style, reasonably priced pieces without sacrificing quality. ASOS also caters to a wider variety of sizes with their Petite and Curve lines.
Other places that provide high style and reasonable prices for swimwear include : Target (Better to shop in store vs online ) , Forever 21 ( Better online options at the beginning of the season ), Swimsuitsforall ( Online, Sizes 8-26 )
Below are some of my current fav picks from ASOS.COM as well as SWIMSUITSFORALL. I am really drawn to vibrant prints, retro styles, mesh, fringe, and strappy details right now as you will see in my fav picks below.
SWIMSUITSFORALL PICKS ( SIZE 8 – 26 )
When it comes to accessorizing your swimwear, there are so many ways to add to your look. If you’re most comfortable wearing a black swimsuit, there are still many ways to add some pop to your look. Cute sunglasses, body-chains, hats, bangles, and earrings, are great ways to bring some interest into your swim look. My best tip for jewelry, is to go for pieces that may look expensive on, but are actually dirt cheap! That way, if you go into saltwater or chlorine, you don’t have to worry too much, not to mention, you will feel a lot less worried losing a $2.50 Forever 21 bracelet in sand or the ocean vs. a $200 one.
Here are some examples of some cute, inexpensive pieces that can dress up your beach look. Take it from me ( recovering swimwear hoarder, ) you are also more likely to pack less swimwear for your vacay if you find simple ways to switch up your looks.
Gold Feather Earrings
Straw Boater Hat
Cat Eye Sunglasses
In addition to accessorizing your swimwear, another way to make the most of your money, especially when you LOVE a swimsuit but rarely have time for the beach or pool, is to simply wear it anyway! I absolutely love investing in chic full piece swimwear because of it’s versatility. You can easily wear a swimsuit the same way you would style a bodysuit or even a tank top. As pictured below, you can see how I styled a plunge neck halter swimsuit (an awesome B-Day gift! ) and I have attached a very similar look available to shop.
Now, if you’ve read this far into this post, odds are, you are a naughty naughty swimwear junkie like me!!! or you just like my company, aww the feeling is mutual!! LOL. I will now unleash some of my very favourite luxury and high end swimwear lines for you. If you are like me and appreciate looking at swimwear 365 days of the year, you’re going to want to follow this awesome Instagram account A BIKINI A DAY . Not only will you learn about various high end swimwear brands, but you’re also going to be motivated to do sit-ups when you see the gorgeous Co-Founders modeling various suits, it’s really a win win.
Here’s a peek at a few of my current favs:
I hope you enjoyed this swimwear post. Although the summer is winding down, I am sure many of you are already thinking about a warm winter getaway! Keep in mind, the end of a season always brings on the best sales. Although it is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack, if you are patient and really dig through various websites, you may just score some designer swimsuits at amazing prices! GOOD LUCK!
If you see any swimwear picks online that you want to share, Tweet ME! @misscharmsie