Calling all babes!
It is officially summer, and we understand that this is both wildly exciting and altogether anxiety inducing. We get it. On the one hand, summer is amazing. Margaritas by the pool. Camping trips with best friends. The smell of sunscreen and fireflies in the backyard. Rad. On the other hand. Summer means mosquitoes. Stiflingly abrasive heat. The dreaded….SWIMSUIT.
We’ve all felt this way. But it ends now.
The reality is that we all know we’re badass babes with bitchin’ bods that should be celebrated. Sometimes we know it deep down inside and sometimes that confidence sits right on the surface. Thanks to body positive media trends and movements like #effyourbeautystandards women of all shapes and sizes have been sharing their photos with one another, sending a virtual high five to all the hotties with all kinds of bodies. We love it.
For this shoot we asked two of our very favorite people with two very different body types to model some of this summer’s hottest swimsuit trends. Some of our favorite finds include fringey suits in bright colors, geometric prints with a high waist, vintage suits that never go out of style and funky shorts for a quick cover-up.
What a total hottie! We LOVE the way this purple suit compliments Eletha’s gorgeous skin and dark hair. The fringe in front lets us in on a sneak peek of her waist while staying on the modest side. One of my favorite trends right now is a high waist with a cropped top. That little bit of skin showing through is so sexy. What else is sexy about Eletha? This babe is an aspiring filmmaker with one hell of a knack for storytelling. We can’t wait to see what she’s going to do. Get it girl!
Holy beach babe! Kinsley is an absolute doll and looks 100% perfect in a vintage look with a polka dot scarf paired with a black bikini top and high waisted, front button shorts. Put a little red polish on those toes and some subtle lip color and you’re ready to make everyone sweat. Not only can Kinsley rock a swimsuit like nobody’s business, she’s a talented and successful writer and photographer. Check out her literary magazine here: IDK Magazine
This. I just can’t. it’s too cute.
For their next looks we switched things up a little and added a few accessories we love. It’s too hot for real clothes but a floral kimono is cute, trendy, and won’t kill you in this heat.
Slay girl, slay.
Everything about this look feels comfortable and cute. The opposing patterns work because of the color similarity and a wedge is a nice alternative to a flat sandal. They’re easy to walk in and give your calves a great shape. We’re not sure what she’s staring at here, but whoever it is they’re probably in a puddle somewhere right now.
Platform heels and a gold glitter jacket. Show stopper!
We are absolutely head over heels for these hand embellished shorts that, when paired with this bright gold showgirl vintage jacket, add a patriotic flair to this look. Just in time for the 4th of July!
We’re feeling some serious Thelma & Louise vibes here.
Swimwear doesn’t have to be your worst enemy! These two show how simple it can be to find a look that won’t make you cringe when you get a gander at yourself in the mirror. Every body is absolutely beautiful and we want to see how you rock a swimsuit this summer. Share your pics with us using #grittyluxe and let us know where you’re finding the perfect suit this season. Cheers babes. Have a blast out there and don’t forget the sunblock!