Currently proud of myself for working out 5 days in a row – even 6 if I counted last Friday 🙂 – so had to share it with you guys! After taking a LONG break from Pilates which is my favorite workout, I’m back! I’ve been doing short exercises at home but it’s a no-brainer for me to skip my at–home workouts when my schedule gets crazy (like every day) so I need to be in a more consistent routine. The struggle for that bikini body is real you guys! Especially if summer is around the corner, you’re a blogger like me and have to pretend that you’re a model for your job, or you just want to look hot in general 🙂
Since there are soooo many cute and trendy yet flattering styles out there right now, there are a couple of things I look for when trying to decide which swimsuits will look the most flattering on me. I thought you guys might find this topic helpful too.
So here are five things to look for when shopping for new swimsuits 🙂
- Finding a good deal: There’s really no need to spend a fortune on swimsuits. Plus all swimsuits get worn out eventually because sunscreens, oils, etc. so keep that in mind before spending the extra bucks. All of the swimsuits I’ve been wearing lately are from River Island and between $60-$80. This one is only $56, and it’s already a staple in my summer wardrobe! It comes in a multi-colored version too. See both links below.
- Vibrant colors and prints: As much as I love a good black and sexy swimsuit, vibrant colors and fun prints give me more energy in the summer. So opt for colorful and fun pieces like the ones below.
- Comfort zone: You NEED to be comfortable in your swimsuit. Personally, I don’t feel comfortable in Brazilian thong bottoms or showing too much cleavage. Yes, those styles look great in models, but if you’re not a model, you should go for the ones you feel comfortable in and actually swim in them.
- Trend effect: A bunch of new trends come out every day, or vintage styles come back like this year – but if you’re someone who wears swimsuits more than a season, make sure to pick the ones that you’ll want to wear again next year. Try to stay away from the extra high leg trend or cutouts, cause those might not be around next year!
- Accessorizing: Since I’m all about accessorizing my swimsuits this summer, I gravitate towards styles that I can easily accessorize, like this plain white number. See my recent post about accessorizing swimsuits with vintage pieces HERE.
This post is in partnership with River Island, which is one of my favorite brands. All opinions are my own.