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Swimwear That Doesn’t Break Bank

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With summer comes fun tropical vacations, delicious fruity drinks and long days spent tanning in the sand. But for a quality vacation, all of that fun can sometimes come at a high cost. While cheap flights and inexpensive tropical drinks can be difficult to find, one thing that shouldn’t be difficult is affordable swimwear that keeps you looking and feeling your best.

Many times, some of the cutest swimwear is right under our noses. Forget waiting months for your online order or driving hours to find your favorite pieces that still break bank. Check out some of these convenient, everyday shopping stores and find some of our favorite affordable swimwear for the summer!

 

Aerie – Perky Triangle Bikini Top ($29.95, ae.com) Following a more traditional bathing suit style with a subtle twist is Aerie’s perky triangle bikini top! The halter top neck and triangle bust is accompanied by a thick band around the chest that accentuates your cleavage and helps to slim your shape so you always look stunning. In a dark navy and a double bow back, this $29.95 suit is one we already have in our swimwear drawers.

Pacsun – Amor Y Besas ($39.50, pacsun.com)

Pac Sun is known for their fun clothing and unique styles, and that’s exactly where their Amor Y Besas bikini top comes in. With a cage neck top to show off subtle cleavage and fun bright colors, this top will have you turning heads as you go for a quick dip. Even more impressive is the swimsuit’s reversible top half for two fun designs. For only $39.50 (without their awesome sales) this cute top is a must have!

H&M – Floral Super Push-Up Bikini ($24.99, hm.com)

For a brighter more summery style, check out H&M’s coral, floral bikini top with matching high waisted bottoms. This fun and fully lined, push up top maximizes your bust while ensuring comfortability. The balconette features detachable, adjustable shoulder straps for various wear, making this bikini versatile and the best bang for your buck!

Vanilla Beach – Ribbed Scallop One Shoulder Bikini Top ($27.99, target.com)

One of the most convenient places to find quality swimsuits for a good price is Target! With so many fun options, you can’t go wrong with a quick trip to Target’s bathing suit section. One of our favorites is the simple ribbed scallop one shoulder bikini. In general, one shoulder swimsuits are super unique and creative but pair it with the soft scalloped design and a light olive green and you’re ready for a day out in the sun with your girls.

Aerie – Wraparound Scoop Bikini Top ($34.95, ae.com)

Lastly is one of our favorite tops from the American Eagle, Aerie collection.The Wraparound Scoop Bikini is a flirty yet modest top with thick, ruffled straps, a triangle shape bust and a thin wraparound string that bows in the back. But the cut of the top isn’t why it’s one of our favorite swim pieces, it’s the leafy design that has us wishing we were somewhere tropical.

Let us know where your favorite spots are to buy affordable swimwear that will keep up looking ready for the sun and sand but won’t break bank.

 

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Swimwear That Doesn’t Break Bank: Featured image courtesy of pacsun.com.

Hit the Beach in Nacre Voyage’s Swim Collection

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The 2017 Nacre Voyage swim line takes women through a classy and sexy journey this summer with Italian fabrics sourced from European mills that supply high-end designers like YSL and Tom Ford. With seven swim silhouettes and 12 ready-to-wear options, women have a variety of custom silk, linen, and velvet skin fabrics to choose from. Influenced by Palm Beach circa 1960, Nacre Voyage brings sexiness and sophistication through its custom-colored pastels and prints this season.
 

“It’s not about fashion or trends, but about style—understated simplicity, a strong confident look, and timeless elegance,” said the Nacre Voyage team.

Nacre Voyage was created through the inseparable bond of two sisters, Catherine and Emmanuelle. Both women share a deep love for fashion, which they learned from their mother. Hence, Catherine and Emmannuelle embarked on an auspicious journey to develop Nacre Voyage. In addition to their bond and love for fashion, Emmanuelle’s experience in architecture and Catherine’s fashion background in design and communications played a big role in this stunning collection.

“From a young age, our dream was to work together and create something that we would both be passionate about,” said the co-founders.

According to the designers, “the suits and clothing are custom-dyed and printed with exclusive patterns and artwork drawn by Italian, Australian, and Parisian artists.”

Nacre, or “mother of pearl” in French, represents the aesthetic behind this seductive collection. The “mother of pearl” symbolizes quality, purity, luxury, and timelessness, among others. It is a perfect representation of each and every piece within the collection.

It’s not about fashion or trends, but about style—understated simplicity, a strong confident look, and timeless elegance.

“The Nacre Voyage style is built around this simplicity, purity of cut, handmade creations, exclusive designs, and richness of materials for a resolutely current, chic, and feminine fashion line,” said the team.

This collection won’t just have women looking good, but will have them feeling empowered. By wearing a piece from Nacre Voyage, women embody who they are: powerful, sophisticated, timeless, and unique. Wearing swimwear from now on won’t be about showing off that summer body you’ve been working hard for in the past few months; it’ll be about embracing your femininity, power, and pure beauty.

“Nacre is also an invitation to a journey to travel to the world’s end, get carried away, contemplate new horizons, and have the luxury of time. It’s the experience to live in freedom,” said the team.

Embrace your beauty and embody the sophistication, independence, and freedom in Nacre Voyage Swimwear this summer, and forever.


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Hit the Beach in Nacre Voyage’s Swim Collection: Photographs courtesy of Nacre Voyage

Frankies Bikinis Channels the Summer of Love

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Frankies Bikinis founder Francesca Aiello has been taking the fashion industry by storm with her swimsuit lines for years. Being one of the youngest designers to feature her collections during Miami Swim Week in 2014, Aiello is no stranger to success. The Malibu-raised fashionista has seen her designs on supermodels and celebrities such as Candice Swanepoel, Ireland Baldwin, and even social media queen Kylie Jenner!

 
Now back with an even bigger splash this summer, Frankies Bikinis is now featuring their newest collection called The Summer of Love, focusing on female empowerment. With must-have tropical tie-dyes, sweet florals, and bold solids to mix and match, Frankies has every swim look in mind. Ranging from edgy and daring to relaxed and carefree, these unique and sexy swimsuits are tailored to channel every girl’s inner confidence.


Cliché: Why is The Summer of 1966 special for you?
Francesca Aiello: For this collection, I wanted to pump up the volume and have fun. I was inspired by the psychedelic ‘60s, an era of social, musical, and artistic change. I always want women to feel beautiful and empowered when they put on a Frankies bikini, and nothing says female empowerment like the 1960s when the bikini finally became accepted into women’s lives.
What are some of the best features of this new line?
The best features of this collection would have to be our unique and signature crochet accents and all of our amazing prints.
What can you tell us about the fit, style, and design of the bikinis?
This collection is full of flirty bardot necklines, ultra-feminine lace-up detailing, and Frankies Bikinis’ signature boho-chic crochet accents, in the psychedelic 1960s.
How is this collection’s design different from every other brand?
We always try to strive for flirty and feminine pieces with a twist of boho. We have some amazing new one-pieces with lace up sides, which have become our super flirty and popular pieces from this collection!

Ashley Moore was an excellent model choice for this collection. What inspired you to feature her for your lookbook?
I was already a huge fan of Ashley Moore and casted her to walk in our RE17 fashion show, which is when I really fell in love and knew she would be perfect for the SS17 campaign.
How is Frankies Bikinis better than the average brand?
Frankies has distinguished itself from other brands for many reasons. One being our intricate designs and prints—making us recognizable to almost everyone!
What is the ultimate goal for the brand as a whole as well as for the new collection?
The ultimate goal is to keep making unique suits that make girls of all shapes feel beautiful!
What is your inspiration behind Frankies Bikinis and what motivates you to continue to work hard to produce quality bathing suits?
I am inspired by everything constantly. Ever since beginning Frankies, I’ve always been on the lookout for inspo!
What is your favorite piece from The Summer of 1966 collection?
I would say the Stella Crochet bikini and the Valentina!
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Frankies Bikinis Channels the Summer of Love: Featured image and all images courtesy of frankiesbikinis.com

Beach Day Must Haves

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A day at the beach can easily turn from great to irritating if you forget to pack the essentials. We hate the feeling of not packing the important items on our trip and realizing when it’s too late. From a handy beach bag to your ideal beach towel/chair set up, we’ve got you covered this sunny season.

  1. You can never have enough, or too many, bathing suits. Lybethras is known for their sexy and exotic suits that always make their way into the pages of Sports Illustrated. The yellow Elle Bikini Julia Pereira is flirty with it’s strappy criss-cross design with metal detailing on the bandeau and bottoms. The bandeau has a back hook closure and the bottoms come in different variations of coverage, or lack of, such as a g-string, bikini, or full. Choose wisely, ladies.

Elle Bikini Julia Pereira, Lybethras.com, $224

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  1. Hate getting covered in sand? Add a little lift to your personal space with these efficient beach chairs from Tommy Bahama. With a built-in pillow, towel bar, cup holder, insulated cooler pouch, and even a pocket to keep your phone close by for selfies, you’ll never think twice about a beach trip without it. The chair even features backpack straps to make trekking through the sand that much easier. Great for camping or a day at the park, too!

Solid Green Deluxe Backpack Beach Chair, Tommybahama.com, $65

Solid Green Deluxe Backpack Beach Chair

  1. Totally change the beach mat game with these psychedelic circle mats from Robb & Lulu. Colorful and trendy, they’ll have beach bums asking where you bought your new rad beach accessory. They also get the cool approval from festival goers.

Canvas Beach Mat in Seaweed Jungle, Robbandlulu.com, $149

Robb&Lulu

  1. Last, but not least, SPF! Hawaiian Tropics is a classic brand and their Dry Oil Clear Spray Sunscreen rocks! If you hate feeling oily and sticky, then this product is your savior. It sprays out clear and dries instantly, keeping your skin feeling moisturized. The sunscreen comes in SPF 6, 12, and 30.

Hawaiian Tropic Dry Oil Clear Spray Sunscreen, CVS.com, $10.99

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Add in a pair of sunnies, book, and some laidback tunes, and you are good to go. Pack the necessities and head to the beach!
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Beach Day Must Haves: Featured image courtesy of Robbandlulu.com

Lolli Swim SS15

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Get ready to take a dip in the ocean while styled in the sweetest swimwear this summer! We’re talking about a total fun-in-the-sun vibe with the vivacious brand Lolli Swim. Created by California native Vy Nguyen, this swimwear collection is all about spreading sparkles, bright colors, and flirty hints wherever the pieces are worn.
Nguyen gains her inspiration from the world around her when thinking of new swimsuits. “When creating a collection, I always start with scrapbooking,” Nguyen said. “I take pictures of yummy colors that make me smile and pull swatches and photos that spark a memory. Once I have all of my inspiration, I put everything together in one little swimmie.”
We’re sure that Katy Perry’s “California Dream” will come to mind when checking out this eye candy brand well-known for its original cheeky bow bottoms and sweets-related bikini tops. Lolli is made in southern California and has collaborated with incredible names, including Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal, Modcloth, and ShopBop. This season, Lolli’s SS15 collection features its popular designs in a whole new and vibrant perspective. Elements of tropical fruits, scrumptious desserts, and bold, popping colors make up the titled SUNdae FUNday collection. How could you resist that name?
According to Nguyen, “SUNdae FUNday was inspired by spending long summer days in Newport Beach… Especially Sundays! It’s about hanging out with friends, eating ice cream, and tanning!”
Each stellar swimsuit is designed with only the best swimwear fabrics made to fit your body just right. The swimsuits vary for everyone’s preference, from sophisticated monochrome suits to an array of rainbow-colored suits in bright shades and candy-colored pastels. If you thought that sounded sweet, your sweet shopping is in for a surprise with the details of Lolli’s swimsuits. From adorned embellishments, including bows and ruffles, to sexy cutouts, low necklines, and intricate cuts, the balance of sexy meets girly is what Lolli is all about. Think mesmerizing mermaid meets sensual siren on a day at the beach—it’s the best of both worlds in the summertime with Lolli!
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Want to snag your own Lolli creation? Head on over to ilovelolli.com to purchase one (or maybe three) today!
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Lolli Swim SS15: Photo credit to ilovelolli.com

4 Fun Ways to Exercise This Summer

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The summer months provide unique opportunity to get up, get going and get fit. All it takes is some creativity, a dash of motivation and maybe an adventurous work-out buddy, and you’re set to explore the endless activities available under the sun. Here are 4 Fun Ways to Exercise This Summer:
1. Get in the Water
Whether you’re a novice or a pro, have an indoor or an outdoor pool, prefer the lake or the ocean; if you’re swimming, you’re doing something right. Swimming raises your heart rate and tones every muscle in your body. This activity can be altered to your desired intensity, and is well loved for the refreshment it brings in mid-summer heat. According to HealthStatus.com, a person weighing 150 pounds will burn about 414 calories during a 60-minute moderate-intensity swimming workout. Swimming may, hands down, be the brightest way to exercise in the summer.
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2. Tend to Your Lawn
For all the nature inclined people out there, spending time in the lawn is simply a habitual pastime. But did you know the health benefits of gardening, weeding, and mowing are extensive? Gardening is a great stress reliever, bringing peace to the soul and gratification over time. And knowing the amount of calories you burn while making your yard beautiful, you’ll feel proud of your lawn and look good doing it. Mowing the lawn, you can burn up to 200 calories; weeding, 270; and digging or spading dirt, 300!
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3. Whip Out Those Skates
Looking for a fast, fuel efficient way to get from one place to the next during your upcoming visit to the boardwalk or flat beach town? Rollerblading may sound old school, but there’s a reason it’s been around so long. Those little shoes with wheels require constant stabilizing from your core, and the repetitive forward motion of each foot gives your lower body a killer perpetual contraction. According to MayoClinic.com, a 160-lb. person burns 913 calories rollerblading at an average pace for one hour. That’s a lot of calories!
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4. Go For a Climb
Finally, for the high reaching go-getters out there, there is a brilliant activity you simply must try this summer. Rock Climbing increases muscle mass and tone in especially the arms, back and chest. This heart-pumping thrill of an exercise can be indoor or outdoor, based on your location, making it easily accessible. Not only does rock climbing do wonders for your cardiovascular system, but it boosts your self confidence, sense of achievement, spatial awareness, and concentration. And according to www.fitday.com, rock climbing at a moderate intensity for around one hour will burn around 400 calories, making this activity one worth strapping in to.
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Lybethras

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Sexy Summer Cover-Ups

Having a sexy beach cover-up for the summer is just as important as finding the perfect bathing suit. You never know where a spontaneous beach or pool day may lead you! You could end up walking the boardwalk, mingling at a pool party, partying aboard a yacht, or hanging out around the bonfire. You need to be prepared! Sexy Brazilian swimwear line Lybethras  has the summer gear that will turn heads. From bikinis and one pieces to cover-ups, Lybethras is your go-to for a confident beach day ensemble.

Cover-ups are a must have and why not be daring when it comes to the print! Our favorite cover-up from Lybethras is the exotic Suzane Kaftan, a V-neck leopard print dress with gorgeous blue scale sleeves. It is made out of the lightweight fabric Invista® LYCRA , is 85% polyamide and 15% spandex, and has waist ties that you can adjust to accentuate your hips. We love the soft fabric and the fun print!  I wore my Suzane Kaftan to the beach this summer and loved how the leopard print looked over my bathing suit! The fabric isn’t see-through, so I did not having to worry about the leopard print clashing with my polka dot bikini.

Summer is here, and we know you Cliché readers are on the hunt for a bikini & cover-up to show off that bod! Make sure you check out the collection by Lybethras at Lybethras.com. They have even been featured in Sports Illustrated for the past four years, so you know they are specialists in the sexy department!

 LybethrasLookbook20130611CarlosContreras7408__10465.1392320605.1280.1280Suzane Kaftan, $220.00, Lybethras.com