Safe prediction? No more Triangl nonsense. Please. I mean they're durable and kinda cool except for the fact everyone has one and their new releases look like Hollister's bikinis had a scuba update. My favourite pieces this season involve very expensive US based brands that I simply cannot justify purchasing because how many times is a Scottish girl gonna swim in the sea or a pool that isn't indoors? Maybe once on a week long holiday in Italy or a month in the States if you're lucky but I really don't swim or tan enough to justify an expensive costume.
Having just said that however, ASOS have started stocking risky (and pricey) American brand 'Minimale Animale' which I found out today whilst trolling their 'New In' section (something that must be done weekly to keep on top of things) and Urban Outfitters just released a collection with Calvin Klein. Safe to say, both are pretty cool but swimwear never usually has a solid trend each year as all shapes and styles are acceptable in this day and age - one piece, tankini, bikini, cut out etc etc. I try to avoid trend buying when it comes to swimwear (aside from that Triangl purchase made on a whim two years ago) and go for something classic (and comfy where possible). Although if I had a body like Keller Rose to pull off Minimale Animale I would consider sacrificing both attributes.
My holidays this Summer are not yet determined but I'm hoping for some excuse to buy the cool, chunky (my mind fails to think of a better word) orange Calvin Klein two piece that has just become available for pre-order on UrbanOutfitters.com. Despite this, I know loads of people with flights booked to majestic countries already so I hoped this blog post would maybe help them with their swimwear shopping because no matter how many times you tell yourself the expensive swimsuit you're about to buy is an investment and will last for years, you always end up wanting a new one every Summer.. Face it.
Calvin Klein two piece. £69.
So the whole point of this post was to feature some of my favourite swimwear pieces available right now in the UK and I'm going to start with Minimale Animale..
Minimale Animale Swimsuit. £150.
Minimale Animale Swimsuit. £151. (£1 more.... really?!)
Hayley Scanlan Bikini. £48.
This girl is an awesome designer based right here in Scotland! Also, this bikini top would make a really cool crop top with some high waisted black skinnies, western buckle booties and lots of chunky silver jewellery... or anything really...
Missguided bikini. £18.
Simple is good. Simple is great. And it is also sexy.
ASOS Swimsuit. £18.
And now if we're being a little unreasonable...
For Love & Lemons Two Piece. $230. Plus all those duties...
Stone Cold Fox Swimsuit. £125. ITS LONG SLEEVED GUYS.
I hope I may have saved at least one of you the hassle of swimwear shopping this year/cut the ever long search shorter. I even stressed out just making this blogpost. Something I find even worse than swimwear shopping however is sandal shopping. How much of a nightmare was that when you were in high school? Thank God Birkenstocks are cool now. Although if I were you I'd hit up Whistles' latest suede update on their famous Rada sandals before they sell out for Summer.. The black ones have already gone!