Everyone knows I love lingerie, a good cocktail, and my maltipoo, Smitty. Something else I love more than the average juice fasting female is swimwear. Some girls are all about bags, some about shoes and while I love both, a bikini is always certain to catch my attention as well as my paycheck. I even consider myself a bit of a bathing suit expert. I mean, I spent two years having the pleasure of filling Bendel’s with barely there beachwear.
I love bathing suits so much there are times when I wonder why I don’t just move to an island and live in a bikini whilst sipping on fresh coconuts, but then I get bored even imagining it and continue on in my concrete jungle.
Sure, this took me the greater portion of a day to pull together, but because I love swimwear so much, I enjoyed every moment of it. Whether you love a one piece or the teeniest of itsy bitsy bikinis, I’ve rounded up a suit in almost all of this spring’s biggest trends that should tickle your fancy or at least your fanny. So, here it is. The most elaborate swimsuit guide you’ll see and ever need to get you beach bum and poolside ready.
In the process of rounding up spring’s shoppable trends, I spotted yet another one making an encore performance from the 90’s… get out your Lisa Frank covered Trapper Keeper, kids, ’cause this one is a doozy. In line with Birkenstocks, but better than scrunchies (definitely better than skeggings), please give a warm welcome back to the clothing equivalent of the spork, the skort. Yes, that’s right. No need to choose between a skirt or shorts this spring because you can wear both! At the same time! Now, I get it because I do love a flirty little skirt. And there’s really nothing better than showing off those hard earned gams in short shorts. I’m also quite indecisive at times, so the appeal should be obvious. Not to mention, a skort would make having a Marilyn moment atop a subway grate far less likely. However, since I’ve done this whole “skort” thing once before, I recall them never being quite so flattering as one might hope. It’s awfully difficult to get the fit of both articles of clothing right in one single garment. Skorts tend to have the effect of “long ass” or “elephant butt” on most women who dare to wear them. So, like I said, I’m undecided.
While crochet is often associated with granola loving tree huggers or the back of your granny’s couch in doily form, it appears to be making quite the comeback and doing so quite stylishly. So, you can go ahead and put down the Kashi and prunes. Sure, sure, you could take it up as a new hobby. There are enough books out there to teach yourself how to craft up your very own crochet creation… but who really has time for that? Besides, there are plenty or pretty options already available and you won’t have to risk chipping a nail. Crochet makes for great accessories or a sexy (knotty?) beach coverup. The open weave gives you just enough skin showing and I mean, talk about ventilation.
Second to the clean crisp contrast of black and white, pastels are my favorite shades in the rainbow. I think it’s because they remind me of the sky right before sunset (you know, when the sky looks like a big bowl of sherbet). There’s nothing I love more than a good sunset… well, almost nothing. And just like clockwork, pastels are making a huge comeback for spring. From soft mint, to sweet lavender and blushy pinks, all the colors of the evening sky are showing up on everything from denim to handbags. I love the look of monochromatic head to toe pastels, but if you want to add just a touch to your look, try incorporating accessories or just simply nail polish to remain on trend without feeling like an easter egg.
It’s official. It’s fall. You’ve had your Pumpkin Spice latte. You’ve put that damn wreath on your door (why did you do that?). Now, it’s time to start dressing the part. I love summer clothes, but I really adore a cozy fall wardrobe. A great fall dress can transition you from the first falling leaf, the to first falling snowflake. Early in the season, wear your fall frocks with boots/booties and a light jacket. When the thermostat dips, layer tights, a scarf and a heavier jacket to keep you warm and stylish.