Being a summer girl through and through has its perks. #lifeinabikini Yes, I confess I love all beautiful guilty things of life, but most of all I love summer, and I basically live in a bikini four months a year. And I don’t even live by the ocean or the sea. Just have a pool close by, and use any excuse whatsoever to go to the seaside. I also love fashion, which can have its downs because when it comes to swimwear trends I’m always torn. I love to feel comfortable, to tan, to wear Brazilian style bikinis – the tinier the better – but I also love swimsuit trends, the high waisted bikinis, the one-piece bodysuit…
So you see my predicament. What do I do?
In reality I do nothing, and I always buy and wear tiny string swimsuits because #TinyTanLines and I keep the bikini trends for Pintrest only.
Funny thing is as of this summer I’ve noticed a massive comeback to 1) the 80s high thong, and 2) the tiny Brazilian string bikini style: triangle tops, and bottoms with tiny straps you can adjust. Mix and match them and for extra long legs pull the bottom bikini stings high on the hips, Stacey Tonkes style. (God, I love her!)
At the end of the day when it comes to anything really do what makes you happy. And what makes you look good. It’s a great feeling though when the Gods of fashion and planets of style align and you’re on the same sartorial frequency.
Which are the best bikinis for tanning?
Adjustable bikini bottoms with tiny strings you can pull up your hip for that extra oomph a la 80s. Tiny triangle bikini tops with the same adjustable super thin strings. Basically they’re the staple swimsuit of all times.
Colour wise, one colour is more fashionable they say then prints, but… whatever pops that tan and that preference is great.
How to wear the best bikinis for tanning?
Play with the strings – up, and down, and again, up, and down – for boredom sake you know. And also cause of #ThinTanLines.
Mix and match your bottoms with your bras, have fun with tying the strings in X for example. Black, white, re, and yellow bikinis are my fave, and they’re so easy to mix and match it’ll feel like you have millions of styles.
All this bikini talk making me 1) crave for another permanent location by the ocean, and 2) is making me feel body insecure. Anyway I can do very little about the 2. I’m sure there’s nothing a little wine and cake can’t fix though.