Whether you’re ready for summer or not, swimsuit season is here. And to be totally honest, I’m not a big fan. Buying a new bathing suit is never exciting for me.
For starters, I live in NYC. I don’t wear a swimsuit much —probably less than 5 times each season.
And second, as I’ve aged… I’ve become more modest!
Nevertheless, as I prepare for the hot weather, it’s on my mind. So I’m sharing how to get ready for summer by being bathing suit ready.
Click play to watch the video where I show you how to get swimsuit ready.
And read on for more stylist tips!
First off, figure out which swimsuit you’ll be wearing this season. You may not need to buy a new one! If this is the case, be sure that the one you plan on wearing is still something you actually want to wear.
I realize trying on old bathing suits is never a thrill. But it’s incredibly helpful! When you know what you’re dealing with, you won’t be scrambling if a last minute invite to the pool pops up.
Which is what happened to me.
Around this time last year we were invited to join family at their pool. I’m not a beach-y person so I don’t have a zillion of swimwear options to choose from. So I dug into my bathing suit bin which consists of bikinis that I’d never wear. (I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I still had swimsuits from my honeymoon in Brazil! You know what Brazilian bikinis look like, right? It’s not a look I’m willing to do now!)
It was stressful digging around that bin! And I found nothing that made me say, Yes! I’ll wear this!
It ended up more like…
Ok, I guess this will work.
It was a moment of settling. And if I recall correctly, I didn’t remove my cover up the entire time at the pool that day. I don’t think I even swam.
Once you know you’re in the market for a new suit, go through your list of criteria.
Do you need a one piece?
Two piece tankini?
Must it have lining?
Do you want to have cups?
Should the cups be removable?
Do you want full coverage?
Or can you reveal a bit more?
There are so many options available. Whether you’re modest like me, or you like to show off your hot bod, figure out what you need. Then get that. Feeling confident in your swimsuit is possible!
Here’s my round up of bathing suits which covers the gamut from the above criteria. Hopefully you’ll feel inspired to get ready for summer.