I'm Obsessed With Swimsuits, So I've Been Wearing Mine to Work — Can You Tell?
Everyone who knows me knows I love the beach. I would live among the waves if I could, and trade my entire wardrobe for swimsuits. I am constantly thinking about booking my next vacation, and you can bet it'll be to someplace warm. I think you probably get the picture, but just to drive my point home: in an ideal world, I live makeup-free with salt in my hair and zero knowledge about things like blow dryers and hairspray.
So, after my Caribbean cruise in May and my annual family trip to Hilton Head Island, SC, in August, I solemnly called out to Summer, "Wait, hang on! Don't go!" As a fashion editor, there was only one way I could extend my getaway, while also still showing up to work: keep my swimsuits on rotation. For one week, I challenged myself to style a swimsuit over/under all my clothes. It felt great. I was comfortable, and every time I looked down at myself, I was graced with a memory of the time and place I last wore the bikini or maillot in question.
While this was fun for me at first, and I instantly dreamed up a few separates I could coordinate with my favorite two-piece (that new oversize blazer I just bought!), I was running out of ideas by day three. I had to get a little inventive, but hopefully you'll be able to take these styling tips to task one day of the week at the very least. If not, you can just shop the designs I love so much — as most of them are still available — and wear them alone next time you're poolside or hanging under the palm trees.
Sarah the Mermaid