Swim City

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swim2swim6swim9swim8swim10swim12swim11swim14swim3swim17There are plenty of guides out there on how to find the perfect bathing suit to fit your unique body type, shape, size, etc. however it’s essential to understand that we all come in different shapes and we should embrace our differences rather than stress about them because there is no universal ideal body. Summer goes by in a flash, so let’s not waste our time worrying and just get outside and enjoy! It’s too hot out to not strip down to your swim-skivvies and get a little wet. Swimwear has changed dramatically in recent years and with each season more and more new trends, details, and styles emerge. Here is the low down on what to expect in 2015.

1) Statement: bright, bold, detailed. You will be easily recognized if you opt for statement swimwear. Designers are really getting creative with new ways to turn heads on the beach. From tiny cutouts, to intensely strappy details, or gemstones galore, it won’t be hard to get noticed no matter where you go. It’s no longer about letting it all hang out and showing the most skin, a one-piece can be just as sexy and eye catching as a bikini. Try one with a fun graphic and stand out from the crowd.

Anthropoligie

Anthropologie

Everything But Water

Everything But Water

Victoria's Secret

Victoria’s Secret

2) Sport: Not just for beach volleyballers anymore. Sporty swim is on the rise, much like wearing yoga pants while not doing yoga. Color blocking, zip up tops, and mesh cut-outs are what add some spice to the sport swimwear of old. If you’re not the type of person that loves those ultra-feminine, fluttery bandeau tops, then a sport-inspired swimsuit may be just what you need.

Aerie

Aerie

Forever 21

Forever 21

Pac Sun

Pac Sun

3) Emphasize, Enhance, Cover: Today’s swim is so much more than just a one piece or two piece. Swimwear designers really take into consideration women’s bodies and have created so many options based on your needs or preferences. You can cover up the parts you are self conscious about, emphasize your best features, and enhance where you feel you may be lacking.

Victoria's Secret

Victoria’s Secret

Moana Bikini

Moana Bikini

Victoria's Secret

Victoria’s Secret

The market is full of anything from slimming silhouettes to full coverage tops so you can hold it all together while at the beach or pool. If you want to show that all those squats are paying off, opt for a Brazilian bottom that offers minimal coverage and maximum sexiness. For all my fellow small chested girls, you can find tops that are push-up padded to enhance your figure. No matter what you’re self conscious about, there’s a way to mask it with the diversity of today’s swimwear.

It’s important to know that you don’t have to wear what society tells you is right for your body. If you feel comfortable and confident in something then there is no reason why you shouldn’t wear it.

Swimsuit Details:

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Sporty AND Chic

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When we think of sporty clothes, the word chic doesn’t really coincide. Naturally, we tend to think of hoodies, yoga pants, and running sneakers; however, this spring you can mix the comfort of your gym clothes with the ability to wear them virtually anywhere. From sporty stripes to mesh details, you can find pieces to suit any occasion all while remaining on trend and giving off an athletic-inspired vibe. You can make this look a perfect fit for casual settings, at work, or out on the town.

1) Everyday Casual: dress up a pair of joggers or skinny sweats with a slip on sneaker or strappy sandal, balance out the slouchy bottom with a fitted top or try front tucking a looser top. Add some sporty detail with mesh, color blocking, or stripes and you’ll have a casual day time look while keeping your comfort level a total secret since you’re not in frumpy over-sized clothing.

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Avoid the “just left yoga” appearance by accessorizing with more feminine pieces. Cocktail rings, statement necklaces, or even an arm party will add a great touch and finish off the look. You can also try an athletic-looking skirt for a cute casual lunch date.

2) At the office- Opt for a more sleek looking jogger or crepe pant, tuck in a blouse, throw on a pump or flat, and you’re ready for the work day. The best part is that you will look so effortlessly put together and no one will know that you’ll feel equally as comfortable as when you are wearing sweats and having a Netflix binge on the couch.

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This look can easily transition from the office to a night out, and the versatility you will get out of the pieces is immense. You also most likely can created a similar look with items you already own, which is a total plus.

3) Date Night- If you’re in the mood for one piece that is both sporty and dressy, then try a long sleeve color blocked dress, or a body con with mesh cutouts. These options will give you the sporty vibe without the hassle of putting multiple pieces together for date night. If you’re not in the mood for a dress, a jumpsuit is also a great option.

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A heel will elevate any of these options into being sheer perfection for your night out. Look for pumps or strappy sandals with a heel to put the finishing touch on your ensemble.

Looking sporty doesn’t have to mean you just left the gym. Incorporating elements with athletic-wear influences can help you achieve both a chic and a comfortable look. As always the possibilities are so immense with this trend and you can definitely find the right pieces to suit your lifestyle and needs.

My Outfit Details:

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Shoes: Here (couldn’t resist spending my tax return)

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Outfit 2:

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