It is the most dreaded time of year for females all over the world… Swimsuit Season. You know, the time where you psych yourself up, maybe throw back a shot or two and over and over in your head you prep yourself… “I got this!” And, then it happens. You stand there in front of three, sometimes you are lucky and there are five or maybe you have hit the jackpot and get the dressing rooms with full panoramic mirrors and, if you are like me, you cringe. Thoughts that go through your mind may include…
“I am so pale I can see my veins.”
“Who the heck invented florescent light?”
“Why does St. Patrick’s day fall between Winter and Summer? Darn dark beers!”
“Who the heck invented low-rise bikini bottoms?”
“Who the heck wears low-rise bikini bottoms?”
“Why does Easter fall between my New Year’s Resolution and Summer? Darn chocolate!”
“I could always walk sideways to the ocean.”
But Summertime comes and our mentality changes. I just love this saying…
It is true though! Especially, once you finally, finally get by the water. Cares seem to fade away. You forget about the materialistic side of life and the stress of being perfect and as you put on your summer swimsuit to head to the beach, you pass a mirror and say, “I got this!” and you mean it! Because who cares? It is summer! And hopefully, you are work and stress free with a beverage in-hand.
So, as I get into my summer mindset and face the reality that it does include swimwear of some kind. I actually push all those negative thoughts behind me and find the excitement in a new season and the carefree attitude that comes with it.
I cruise the internet instead of stepping foot in the store to find the perfect swimwear. For me, trying on my purchases in the comfort of my own home is much more appealing.
These are some of my favorite swimsuit fashion trends for summer 2014:
- Bright Colors – Think Neon
- One Pieces are back
- Hello, Fringe and Ruffles
- Lace and Vintage Looks
- Bold Prints
In honor of social media’s appointed #ThrowBackThursdays… I thought I would be vulnerable and share a picture of my all-time favorite swimwear. In all honest, after this winter it feels like it has been this long since I enjoyed sweet summertime!