Some ladiez have no problem busting around in their bikinis, but me? Not a fan. I like me some clothes, or at least a cover up that will take the pressure off. As you head out to the beach or pool or lake this weekend, consider a sarong. Sarongs offer a weird socially acceptable middle ground between fully-dressed and strutting in your swimsuit. I’ve dug up nine beach-tastic coverups and sarongs that’ll give you clothing, optional.
This here is a $295 beach cover up from Haute Hippie. I imagine this sort of thing would look totally appropriate if you’re sunning yourself on a billionaire’s private yacht off the coast of Ibitttttha. But for the 99.9999 percent of the rest of us for whom that seems a distant prospect, this “beach cover-up” just looks like you’ve DIY-ed a hot air balloon into a muumuu.
Compassionate fashion isn’t just on land — it’s also in the water. You can help save the oceans while you’re in the ocean by supporting sustainable swimwear brands. The suits in the following gallery may cost more than you might typically spend on swimwear, but that’s because they’re made at a living wage, and are often produced by hand.
Take a look and then get out there in the water!
I’ve made it my goal in life never to feel the uncomfortable, sweaty tug of a waistband ever again. That shit is for amateurs. If you really want to dress like a full-time comfortable hobo (which yes, I do) you need to invest in a couple-few swing dresses. Swing dresses are espesh good for summer, because they allow for maximum clothing air flow with a minimum of gross sticky fabric sticking to your ribs. After the jump, 11 swing dresses that’ll keep you cool all summer long.
Feeling like being a little bold on the beach? Then we’ve got the perfect swimsuit for you. These patterned prints will pop poolside and offer a fun alternative to the staid single-color suit you’re always seeing. You’re not boring, so why should your swimsuit be? We’ve got nine kick ass options (in sizes up to 28) to keep you in colorful company all summer long.
The other day, I did a post of celeb ladies wearing white, where I told y’all how I’d been indoctrinated to believe that you shouldn’t wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. But then a couple readers mentioned that they thought that the no-white prohibition ended on Easter, not Memorial Day. I did a quick poll of the office and we all think it’s Memorial Day and oh my God, I’m sure you guys don’t really care. You’re like, get to the clothes already! In the event that you’d like to usher in summer more quickly, and are feeling particularly brave around snack foods, we’ve got nine white dresses — all under $100 — that will work perfectly.
Don’t let the shitty weather fool you. According to most major women’s clothing purveyors, it is bathing suit season. Maybe it’s on account of it being “Spring Breakers” all over the place (“sprang break! sprang break! sprang break!”), but a surprising portion of this year’s swimsuits seem to be rather tickety-tackety. But don’t take our word for it! Click through to see some of the fringiest, funniest and deeply unappealing swimwear of 2013.
How freakin’ gorgeous does Sarah Michelle Gellar look here, you guys? The floral maxi dress, teal cardigan, slouchy leather bag, and bright blonde highlights, all topped off with a beautiful pregnant glow is almost too much for me to handle. And then–as if enough flawless fashion sense wasn’t already present in this photo–there’s little Charlotte Prinze rocking a leopard print tutu, pink glitter Toms, and a big smile to match her mom’s. This family is killing me. In a good way. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
When the weather is in the triple digits, wrapping extra fabric around your neck is the last thing you want to do, but trust us: as summer winds down and temperatures drop a bit, a lightweight scarf can be a great way to add some interest to your outfits and stay comfortable on breezy nights. We rounded up 10 gorgeous options in all sorts of colors and prints (Skulls! Stripes! Polka dots!), and the best part? These awesome accessories won’t break the bank. Click through to check ‘em out!
Floral prints are everywhere right now: they’re decorating dresses, pants, blouses, skirts, and purses. Celebrities are flocking to this trend like bees to, well, flowers, and we couldn’t help but round up some examples of floral street style. Click through to check out celebs like Rihanna, Hilary Duff, Eva Mendes, and Katy Perry getting their bloom on…