Summer Swim Guide

Summer is finally here and it’s so exciting. Everyone is off to their respective beaches on holiday, which means it’s time for a new swimsuit. There are way too many cute ones out there to make the choice easy! A year or so ago, I was introduced to a brand called Pret-a-Surf which sells a range of adorable rash guards and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve noticed that, recently, more popular companies have been selling their own versions, so you’ll see some of them on this list. Here’s my ten favorites for the season:

J.Crew 1
Because you might as well wear seersucker all day, every day.
J.Crew Top | Bottom

J.Crew 2
For a simple look that is both elegant and nearly universally flattering.
J.Crew Top | Bottom

J.Crew 3
Perfect for beach sports (or fair skin if you don’t want to get crispy). It’s UPF 50!
J.Crew Top | Bottom

J.Crew 4

Classic and elegant with removable straps.
J.Crew One Piece

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If you’re feeling inspired by that Grace Kelly look.
J.Crew Top | Bottom

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If you’d like to match your beach blanket.
Vineyard Vines Top | Bottom

Tory Burch 7

The top style and color blocking are sporty, but the ruffled bottoms add a nice feminine element.
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Tory Burch 8

Inspired by the garden and made from quick-drying material.
Tory Burch Top | Bottom

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Comes in a variety of Lilly prints, but Cabana Pink Sunny Side will always be best.
Lilly Pulitzer Top | Bottom

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If you’re looking to win best beach street style…
Pret-a-Surf x Thakoon Top | Bottom

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Pairs well with a Southern Proper coozie and a Luke Bryan playlist.
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…and some extra poolside must-haves:

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1. J.Crew Sunglasses
2. L.L. Bean Boat & Tote
3. Vineyard Vines Flip-Flops
4. Lilly Pulitzer Tunic
5. Toucan Hats Sunhat
6. Ralph Lauren Cabana Striped Beach Towel
7. Krass & Co Sailor’s Delight Shorts
8. Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector SPF 50
9. Neutrogena Pure & Free Sunscreen SPF 50
10. The Proper Life Koozies


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