The first day of Summer is almost here which means…drum roll please…bathing suit shopping! Some of you are ahead of the game and have already bought your bathing suits for the Summer, but here are some options for those last minute shoppers out there. I tried to give a broad range of prices for those of you who like to spend and those who like to save (I even found some denim bathing suits for you denim lovers!). So get your credit card ready and let the games begin!
1. Michael Kors Speed Clip Metallic-Trimmed Swimsuit $126
3. Miss Selfridge Vintage Once Piece $57
5. Billabong Rosie Daze Denim Bathing Suit $59.99
6. Agent Provocateur Mazzy Cut Out Swim Suit $450
8. Asos Denim Knicker Play Suit $40.60
1. Diesel BMBX-Shore Shorts $99
2. Diesel BMBX-BLANSRIF $69
3. J-Crew Marina Strip Swim Short $69.50
4. Polo Ralph Lauren Plaid Swim Shorts $94
5. BallyHoo Vintage 60s Denim Swim Shorts $59
6. Old Navy Hybrid Swim Shorts $12
7. AllSaints Spitafields Spinnaker Swim Shorts $80
Denim short shorts, knicker shorts, hot pants… whatever you want to call them, are on the rise. As the weather gets warmer I am constantly seeing them out and about as they are available to buy on the high street everywhere. Topshop, Urban Outfitters and lots of other high street stores are stocking their own cheek baring denim shorts and everyone seems to be jumping on the trend.
The annoying thing for myself is that I love some of the denim shorts that are out, they have really cute distressed styles, brightly coloured pairs as well as studded and laced, but I wont wear them. I am definitely not brave enough to go out and about with half of my butt cheeks on display for the world to see. I really don’t think it’s a good look. Some girls can definitely get away with it if they have confidence and style, but the only way I can wear these adorable little shorts is with leggings or tights.
I remember when everyone started bringing back the vintage Levi’s jeans and chopping them up into shorts quite some time ago. I think this trend has really developed from that as those Levi’s jeans shorts seem to be getting shorter and shorter as the years go by. It’s been somewhat of a gradual process of leading up to these knicker style shorts.
I do own a few pairs; a pair of vintage Levi’s and two Topshop high rise cut offs (one with sequins and the other with crochet), but like I said above, I will only wear them with leggings or tights. Sometimes I wear a really long cardigan so they are only visible from the front and not the back. Anyway, my point to this post is this: Are you brave enough to wear them and what do you honestly think of them? Comment and let me know as I am really intrigued on what everyone thinks of this trend.
The weather is starting to warm up which means enjoying long days relaxing at the beach, in the warm sun and crisp sea water. I’ve put together a list of 15 essentials for your beach trips this Summer to help you look great while taking care of yourself too. You’re going to be nice and tanned after, so why not go to the beach in a sun-kissed look? I’ve provided a great bronzer, mascara and lip balm for a natural, glowing look.
We all know the beach isn’t the best place for your hair and skin so I listed the Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray to encourage those beachy waves at the beach and a masque for after. As for your skin, the Hawaiian Tropics Silk Hydration SPF lotion will protect your skin and also moisturize it. Don’t worry, it’s not oily whatsoever and leaves a nice glow on your skin. Don’t forget your nails! A clean mani and pedi is one of the best accessories you can take with you to the beach.
Lastly, I’ve put together a solid list of fashion forward items to wear to the beach. A cover up, shorts or a vest will all work perfectly over this hot floral one piece by Insight. So throw all these rad items in your chic denim beach tote and have a great time at the beach!
4. Nylon Magazine for your reading pleasure
7. One by One Mascara by Maybeline $8
9. Karen Walker Anytime Tan sunnies $280
11. Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray $24
13. Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 $22.50
14. Madewell Longroad Denim Vest $88
15. Saltwater Gypsy Neon Kimono $198
The weather has definitely warmed up. So if you are still in search to look cool, but still want to stay on trend, these are the shorts for you. Many brands such as Rag & Bone, Barbara Bui, Textile Elizabeth and James and more have all come out with shorts that range from the classic blues to printed. They are all cool enough to wear in the Summer and just about anytime after that. Check out the many styles below to keep you looking cool this coming season.