Happy summer, darlings! In the east coast, we have definitely had enough of the winter blues, so welcome, summer warmth! Other than working like a maniac, I will be spending my summer doing some light traveling and relaxing; I’ll try to enjoy as much time as I can outside, soaking in the vitamin D.
Other than the mandatory summer shopping, one ritual I have is that I must buy new bathing suits every year. I don’t necessarily throw out my older bikinis unless they are worn out, but I think buying a new bathing suit is a great confidence booster. Sure, you may have plenty already, but you need to reward yourself for all those hours spent at the gym to fit into that itty-bitty bikini. Plus, it seems like the bathing suits gets cuter and cuter every year!
I found my bikini fix at South Beach, a fab site that has affordable and trendy suits for all shapes and sizes. From tons of bikinis and one piece options varying from crochet and cut-outs, mesh and lace, to frills and structured tops, the options at South Beach will make you find any possible way to get to the nearest pool or beach just to wear your new little number. Since I don’t get to spend too much time outdoors, I prefer bikinis and bandeaus because I get to tan more of my body than I would if I wore a cut-out one piece; it’s all about logistics when it comes to this Jersey girl’s tan. My top three picks from South Beach Swimwear are the floral pastel bandeau, the taupe crochet triangle, and the mod structured balconette bikini. They each offer a different vibe; the floral pastel print is pretty and feminine, the taupe crochet is simple yet sexy, and the structured balconette is edgy. You definitely won’t find me without a pair of sunglasses, either.
P.S. Don’t forget to protect your skin with lots of SPF! Here’s to the summer and living easy!
To learn more about South Beach go to Southbeachofficial.com
Tatiana’s Column: Happy Summer, Darlings! originally appeared in Cliché’s June/July 2015 issue. Photos courtesy of Jason Tezgerevski