If you’re lucky enough to be on vacation in the Southern Hemisphere this December, working on that perfect tan and flaunting your beach bod, you will be in need of a few trendy bikini’s and some summer shades to look your absolute best in the heat.
So to get you ready for those lazy days beside the pool, reading a good book and sipping on a cocktail or two (or maybe several if we’re being honest) I have put together a guide of must have summer swimwear.
P.s. If you are like me and are going to be all kinds of freezing cold this Christmas season, fear not these trends will see you through to summer 2017!
1. A CROCHET BIKINI//
For a more boho chic look, get a gorgeous crochet bikini. Pair these bikini’s with a neutral hat and tortoise shell sunnies.
2. ANY TRIBAL PRINT//
Bright prints and patterns in a variety of different shapes and designs, tribal print bikini’s are a must this summer. Stand out by pairing your trial bikini with a fabulous pair of reflective sunnies. Try a contrasting colour to your bikini for an even more striking look.
3. THE CROP TOP//
Tankini’s are very in at the moment and some gorgeous pieces are available. From sexy looks to more minimal tanks, there is a wide variety of shapes, colours and prints available. Pair this with a chic pair of black butterfly sunnies.
4. A MINIMAL ONE PIECE//
For those who prefer a full piece swimsuit, like me, a minimal look in these pieces is very in. Try avoid bright prints this summer as a one piece is a flat colour is the way to go. With thin spaghetti straps paired with a low rise back, these swimsuits will have you looking sophisticated and sexy. Pair with a playful straw hat for the perfect beach look.
5. A CUT-OUT//
Flaunt your best features this summer with these stunning designs. Pair with a wide brim hat.
6. THE WRAP//
A must have this season, the wrap bikini, which is a twist on the classic bikini triangle. Plus you can alternate the top with any bottoms, giving you more looks for less. Pair with a great pair of sunnies.
7. THE NEOPRENE//
The neoprene bikini has been around for a while this year but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. So it is a definite must this summer. The most well known brand is Triangl, but you can’t get similar designs for less $$$ from various stores if you look around, but there’s nothing quite like the original in my opinion! Pair this bikini with a plain black baseball cap for an ultra-chic look (and a little protection from those UV rays).
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AND THE 4 ULTIMATE SUMMER ACCESSORIES//
To take your look to the next level I’ve put together a list of the 4 ultimate summer accessories that will make you sizzle.
These cute pool floats ||
If you’ve been under a rock for the past few months these pool floats are a must have for a fun summer. Not only do they provide hours of lazing around in the pool but also they are a fabulous way to get that perfect tan! Super fun, playful and cute…they are to die for! Style Magazine has put together a list of 11 of the best floats, which you can find here.
Circle towels ||
Ok, I think I’m obsessed. I’ve seen these cute towels all over recently but haven’t managed to get my hands on one yet (I’m thinking of making my own after looking them up online…Keep an eye out for a tutorial!). The best part is there are literally hundreds to choose from on Etsy!
A sunscreen + bronzer combo ||
Looking for the best tan but need to protect your skin at the same time? Fear not! This Australian Gold Sunscreen Lotion with Kona Bronzers is for you. You can get it here.
Metallic sandals ||
These metallic sandals are a must. Its that simple. The absolute best one’s I’ve found are from Oysho.
Have fun and enjoy your summer! But please remember to protect your skin and stay hydrated. Also, let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below.
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