Beach & Pool Wear

Ok. So, I know it has been quite some time since I have posted anything on to the blog.. Sorry.. But also not sorry? From now on I will do my best to post regularly and I will learn how to manage my time better so I can no longer use school as an excuse ;). But that is the excuse that I am using now 🙂 Ok? Ok.

For my first official post back at it, I’m going to go back to a few weeks ago when I was in California. I got to spend an entire week sitting on the beach and listening to the waves hit the shore as I finally finished a book I’ve been trying to read every summer for the three years and getting a sunburn in places that you don’t want to be burnt. But what I did on the beach really isn’t what I wanted to talk about, it’s what I wore.

Inspired, like most this season, by the release of the new Baywatch movie, I went on the hunt for a good red one-piece swim suit and I obviously found one. I’m wearing nonother than a high-leg-low-back suit from a prestigious brand, Hollister ;). Hollister is definitely one of my favorite places for find bathing suits every summer. They don’t fade, they hold up really well, they come in a ton of styles and colors, and, best of all, they are incredibly cheap!

Hollister Swim Wear

Red One-piece

(Plus they’re all on a great sale right now!)

The top I wore over the suit to the beach is one of my favorite thrifted menswear pieces. What can I say, I love the look of a good oversized button up! For this, I would suggest going outside of your comfort zone and shopping the men’s side of the store and look/try on all different styles and sizes. Most stores have several different cuts of button up and in varying fabrics so don’t be afraid to ask an associate. Also, it might be helpful to grab multiple sizes too because some brands will run small/large.

Abercrombie Signature Fit

Abercrombie Relaxed Fit

If you want more of a broken in look and feel from the shirt I would suggest thrifting! Thrift shops are a great way to get the best bang for your buck and it’s more eco-friendly. Plus, nothing beats that feeling of finding an amazing piece after looking through loads of crap (not literal crap). So, roll up those sleeves, keep your mind open, and get digging.

 

Another way I wore the suit was with shorts! The great thing about a one-piece is that it is pretty much a body suit that is socially acceptable to wear without pants. So, why not wear it with some? I paired these Abercrombie shorts with a fun Izod shirt I found thrifting.

High-Waisted Distressed Shorts

(Also on sale 😉 )

K.M.

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