Finally summer has arrived in full force and that means a trip to your local or hopefully not so local beach. Whether it’s the beach or a summer pool party I love to glam up swimwear with a flowing kaftan, body chain and I am a huge fan of a cut out swim suit. These are some of my favourite beach looks of the year so far.
Pink and Girly
This look went perfect staying in the Royal Hawaiian, Honolulu as it’s a huge pink palace but a cute pink bikini is perfect for any where!
Bikini – Victoria Secret
This bikini is one I bought in Vegas and isn’t available in the UK. If you can shop online on the US website they do have a few left in the sale so grab it quick!
Kaftan – River island – £35
This long kaftan is embellished with silver beads and lace detailing. I have loved River Island’s beach wear this year, its been my number one place for cover ups! They still have this long kaftan in stores and online for £35.
Fringed and Fabulous
Every one needs a black bikini, they are always flattering and you can re style them over and over again. I teamed this fringed piece with a bold blue necklace and body chain for a day at Nikki Beach Marbella.
This bikini was from Queen B’s range she did for H&M but you can pick up this almost identical one from Miss Guided for Just £22.
Sparkles and Detailing
This look I wore in Vegas, perfect for an all day pool party. Wedges and a sparkly kaftan dress up any pool side outfit even a plain white bikini and some ripped denim shorts!
This bikini was Topshop, I would always recommend spending a little extra on white swimwear to make sure its high quality and wont go see through. The Top was £16 and the bottoms £14 which is a bargain as you can re style this perfect basic over and over again.
This kaftan was a show stopped from a local designer, you can follow her at @pinkcherrycouture on Instagram. This brand has been featured on TOWIE and she has several celebrity customers. Everyone commented on it, I picked this one pre made for £180 but she has a huge range and can make bespoke items.
My Wedges are Jimmy Choo Portia 120’s, they are amazing in crackled gold and go with EVERYTHING!!! Michael Kors have totally surprised me this year with their amazing updated shoe line and had some great wedges that I would recommend checking out. If designer brands aren’t your thing New Look always have a great range of wedges at amazing prices and as the fashion season is changing you may grab some in the sale!
I love the look of an asymmetric bikini but if you have a cup size over a C it can be a challenge to get one that you feel comfortable in. River Island brought out a great range of asymmetric bikini’s that had a large strap and one side but a thin strap keeping everything in place at the other. I teamed this with another River Island cover up and a must have floppy hat.
This bikini was of course River Island and only £28 for the mix and match set. The large contrasting frill over the front made the whole set fun and flattering, the perfect bikini combo! You can still shop this bikini online at RI but hurry up as sizes are going fast.
I hunted this kaftan for weeks! First it sold out in my size on ASOS then on RI’s website but then one day browsing in store I found one lone Medium hidden behind a similar kaftan, there is no joy like it! This beautiful short Kaftan was £40 but they currently have this one which is just £35 and really similar.
If you really want to go all out at a pool party you must get a swimsuit or bikini from Mode Mwah. They are a small boutique in Liverpool but have a huge following on their Instagram page @modemwah with many celebrity customers. Their swimsuits are flattering and make definitely an impact. Swimsuits and bikini’s range from £120 – £180 and can take up for 5 weeks to be made so you need to place an order in advance of jetting off to avoid disappointment. I wore my Twinkle Python Swimsuit with Tom Ford Sunglasses and my Jimmy Choo Wedges at the Wynn in Vegas.
Love Lottie xxx