This year summer might be looking a little different, but that still doesn’t mean hanging out poolside, or lakeside, or beachside isn’t an option. Even if a body of water is not readily available to you, tanning is also another pastime I have not given up during quarantine, just don’t forget the sunscreen! Here’s a list of swimsuits that will look great on all body types whether you like to cover up or let it all out.
This swimsuit is a beautiful color with a lot of little details that really make it stand out from the crowd. My favorite park is the coverage in the chest area as well as how it goes a little further down your torso. This cute suit is a greta way to wear a two piece without showing everything.
This one piece is a splurge, but the patterns, the cut, the color all make for a great investment suit for someone looking for a cute one piece. This shows a little leg without being overly sexy, but this is definitely not your mothers one piece.
If high waisted is your thing, these bottoms are a must have. I love the color and little pattern detail. I’m surprised how many high waisted bathing suits I’ve seen that look like a diaper. These are elegant and simplistic without being over the top. Pair these with any top or buy the matching set and hit the beach!
Trying to be more environmentally friendly? This sustainable swimsuit brand has all of the things you are looking for: cute suits, tons of different prints to choose from, along with the classic silhouettes you have come to love.
This is the suit for the active girl. I know I have been trying to swim at the beach or jump on a jet ski and having to constantly adjust my usual two piece, which is annoying! This brand is cute, simple, sustainable, and will stay in place whether you are battling waves or just going for a run at the beach.
I love the tie dye trend, but I’m not big into wearing a lot of color or pattern, so with one color dye and a little water and bleach I made the perfect minimalist tie dye sweater!
Here’s the step by step:
1. You need to start off with a white cotton sweater, or shirt, or pants, or whatever else you want to use. I used this sweater for mine.
2. Then you’ll need to pick your dye color, I used grey and grab some rubber bands and a few squeeze bottles.
3. Fill up three of the bottles with various amount of dye. Fill one with one part water, fill one with two parts water, and fill one with one part water and one part bleach.
4. Take your sweatshirt and scrunch it up and put rubber bands so it won’t come undone. You can also look up various tie dye techniques if you want to get fancy!
5. Start off with your darkest bottle first and start decorating. I would use the bottle with the bleach last as to have to colors fully absorb before the bleach is put on top. Don’t forget to get the back!
6. Let dry for an hour or so, then cut off the rubber bands and throw it in the washer.
7. After it is done washing, hang to dry and admire your work of art.
It’s not secret that the earth is in worse shape then it was 100 years ago, however there simple things we can do to help Mother Earth get back in fighting shape.
1. Don’t shop fast fashion. What is fast fashion exactly? It’s those mega chains that make $0.05 garments over seas and then ship them back here and sell them for $20. It may seem like a deal, but that one shirt caused pollution not only to manufacture, but also to ship over. I know it’s not logically to completely stop shopping at these types of stores, especially for those on a budget, but buying one less piece a month can make a difference. Looking for a sustainable brand? Try this one:
2. Bring your own shopping bag! This one sounds simple, but it’s one I’m still not very good at practicing. Bring your own tote bag if you plan on doing any type of grocery, shoe, or clothing shopping and save some plastic and paper. Need a cute tote bag? Check out this beautiful BAG
3. Have you had your eye on some designer pieces? Find a store that sells them secondhand! I don’t mean a thrift shop, but there are lots of websites that specialize in selling designer items at a discount. Find a great piece for less and help the environment by taking away one less piece of trash and one less piece needed to be manufactured. Curious about second hand designer items? Check out my favorite place to shop:
Thrifting can not only save you some money but thrifting can also save the planet. Thrifting reduce the pollution that is caused by companies creating and making “fast fashion.” Now, you may ask, what is fast fashion? Fast fashion are the cheap, cute clothes, that usually only last a few wears before they fall apart. Think that trendy top that is so thin you wore a hole in it after that one concert. Or the dress you bought for Vegas and have only worn once. Thrifting that perfect dress can cut down on the environmental pollution that thousands of these fast fashion companies cause. With vintage being very in-style and trends recycling every 30 years or so, it’s worth it to take a look at your local thrift store before heading over to the mall for another $20 skirt.