Are you ready for some Sand, Pool, and plenty of Fun?!? With warm summer days in sight, it's time to talk SWIMSUITS! The hottest trends right now include metallics, swim dresses and anything floral or high-necked. You'll also find plenty of stripes, white, mesh and high cut legs...so, basically, pick what looks best on you and you can't go wrong!
Where you can go wrong is with your bathing suit fit. Go up a size for maximum comfort and more modest coverage. Then, once you find a suit you love, consider purchasing a cover-up at the same time that either matches or complements to really look pulled together. Also aim to coordinate your sandals and your beach bag (think "total" chic) and top it all off with a cute and functional hat!
As with all fashion purchases, do your homework and check out what you already have before you hit the stores. Then, consider working around a color palette for maximum efficiency. Once you have that fabulous suit in hand, treat it with care by washing it gently following each wear and drying it out of the sun to keep the color going all summer long.
That's your swimsuit cheat sheet. You're now officially Sand, Pool and Fun ready. There's only one thing left to do...stock up on plenty of that other "SPF" and always soak up the sunshine wearing plenty of protection. Okay...all set. Bring on SUMMER!!!
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A sure way to up your fashion game this season (and definitely turn a few heads!) is to "ruffle up" your wardrobe. This isn't a look you want to over-do, though, so remember the Coco Chanel "less is more" philosophy. If you're wearing one frilly piece, pair it with something tailored. The photos below give you the idea...Notice how the denim skirt complements the fun, flouncy top on the left and how the ruffled skirt on the right is balanced (and tamed!) by the striped one-shoulder tee.
Ruffles aren't for everyone. If you're really not into frills but still want to test the waters, get in on this ladylike trend by adding a shoe or a purse with some flounce!
It was once said by esteemed Harper's Bazaar editor, Carmel Snow, that "elegance is good taste plus a dash of daring." There's no doubt about it...a ruffle here and there is flirty, romantic, elegant and a bit daring when done correctly, so what have you got to lose?!?!
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