It’s finally here! After weeks of rummaging through my winter wardrobe and putting on tights, the sun’s out and shows no signs of disappearing hurrah!
I’ve already been making the most of my new garden furniture and barbecue set, inviting the girls round for cocktails and grilled delights, but now it’s time to turn my attentions to summer holidays…
With friends jetting off to Laguna Beach and the Far East I’ve got the lovely decision of where to spend my holidays, as I’m sure lots of you will too! So we know we want somewhere hot, with a gorgeous beach and azure seas, but what about our swimwear?
Well with our Swim Club all you’ll have to do is make sure you don’t go too far (splurge wise) with our gorgeous collections of prints, one-pieces and cover ups.
If you’ve been working on toning up your tum in the run up to summer and you want to show off all your hard work, then a bikini is for you, but which one?
I’m loving SS15’s take on prints and think you can’t go wrong with a well-placed stripe or tropical bloom.
First up let’s take a look at cute summer florals done the British way with this stunning reversible bikini set by Coleen Rooney. The bold print is bursting with colour helping to brighten up your swimwear collection as well as showing off your summer tan.
With triangle cups it’s perfect for smaller busts (no bigger than a C cup) or athletic figures as it’ll enhance the shape and give you a little lift. The bikini bottoms feature a single side strap for a sexy, revealing finish too.
Next up is another set from Coleen’s SS15 collection (for celeb status on the sand this summer I’m definitely a fan of Mrs Rooney’s swimwear)!
It’s true that when it comes to summer I’m always going head over heels for anything nautical and so this bikini set just whisks me away to warmer climes and chic Riviera’s in an instant. The bandeau bikini top will give the illusion of a larger bust with horizontal stripes and halter neck straps that draw the eye upwards. While the strappy briefs are the ultimate in chic with their gold metal detailing.
And finally, perfect for fuller busts and curvier silhouettes comes this gorgeous bandeau bikini set by Resort. With an all-over abstract tribal print it’ll add attitude to your beach babe status – the removable straps ensuring you get that even tan you’ve been craving – while the colour-popping briefs showing off your softer, more playful side.
If you’re perhaps a little curvier, more modest or, like me, have not been working all that hard on my summer body, then a chic one-piece might be more up your street.
This gorgeous peplum swimdress by Resort comes in a cute pink hue that’s ready to show off your sun-kissed skin. I love the peplum detail for flattering hips – whether they’re curvy or slightly stick out – while the in-built cups provide great support, shape and lift!
Going back to the edgier tribal print, I’m loving this modern twist one-piece from Resort. Bold, edgy and colourful it’ll catch a few admiring glances I’m sure, while the sheer mesh detail plunges from your neckline right down to your belly button for a flattering, yet incredibly sexy reveal. This is definitely my top pick – I like having my curves covered, but love being a bit flirty with it!
Finally, a little something for animal print lovers, with this exotic snake print lace up swimsuit by Resort. This piece is all about the revealing plunging neckline that’s pulled provocatively together with lace up detailing. It’ll flatter your tum, hips and bum and flaunt your best assets…perfect for a girly holiday!
As girls we all know that when it comes to beachwear we don’t just mean the bikinis and swimsuits. To keep you looking chic and sexy from your hotel down to the sand and throughout the day, we’ve got some cute cover ups for summer.
SS15 is all about bohemia, as you can probably tell from every fashion advert and High Street store out there! When it comes to the beach though, nothing is easier than unleashing your inner boho babe.
Take these two gorgeous maxi dresses, both from our own brand South, they’re completely different in style, yet create the same effortless look.
The dip dye number is so laid back and the colours are perfect for hotter climates, while the frilled detail to the top adds a little flirt and flair. In a zesty lime hue, the other is a tan-enhancing wonder with a crochet back that’s oh-so boho you’ll never want to take it off!
For days when you’re already in your bikini, soaking up the rays, this beautiful kimono by Resort is all you need to take an elegant trip over to the beach bar. It’s oversized blooms and rich, vibrant colours move away from last summer’s English country garden patterns and straight into this season’s hot tropical prints.
So whatever your look, find your go-to swimwear piece and cute cover up ready for the summer and join our Swim Club in style!
Love Laura x
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