Are you ready for summer? It’s hit the 80s in NYC which means whether I’m ready or not, swimsuit season is here.
The issue is that I’m rarely enthusiastic about buying a new bathing suit because…
1. I don’t get much use out of swimwear. I’m probably in a swimsuit less than 5 times each season.
2. My style is modest!
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?
That day at the pool when I stayed in my cover up the entire time, most of the women were wearing swimskirts. I’m happy to report there’s more full coverage options out there if you felt limited to that style.
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.