Didn’t it snow just a few days ago!? It feels like spring can take like a lifetime to get here! To this Latin chick, it truly does feels like forever! So, like most of you, I recently found myself thinking about sunshine, swimwear, and palm trees- All. The. Time. You’re talking to a girl, who grew up in Brazil, where we tend to have as many bikinis as we have underwear! Yikes! While my collection has dwindled drastically because, you know, life, adulting, kids, Boston weather, that doesn’t mean I’m still not pining for swimwear. You can take the girl out of the beach, but not the beach out of the girl! Here are the top five must-have bathing suit pieces that have me officially excited for the summer. Or summah, I should say!

2018 Bathing Suit Trends

 1. Not-your-average black one piece

Seriously, you can never go wrong with a black one-piece bathing suit. It’s always appropriate, no matter where you go! I like playing around with a plunging neckline or deep back cut like this one-piece by Agua Bendita, a Colombian brand I love that has worked with super fashion icons. They are my ultimate favorite! This classic piece has very high cut and a deep back line. (Don’t worry, you won’t have to wait to get your hands on this saucy swimsuit! Agua Bendita has two-day shipping!)

2. Happy-Go-Lucky Prints

To be completely honest, I am not a super fan of very colorful, busy-on-the eye prints.  But, I do have room for a fun, make-me-feel-happy, kind of print. To wear a print, you really have to love it – that’s when they work! I really dig the one I wore during a short winter escape to Elbow Beach in Bermuda, where the sand is literally pink! Red Carter is a brand with whimsical and playful prints to check out.

3. Bikini If-You-Must

This is where my swimwear love is strong! I gravitate toward mainly solid colors with a little colorful splash in the details. Becca by Rebecca is a new brand for me, but I’m glad I found it! I loved this black bikini with colorful zigzag embroidery. Here’s a bonus- the triangle cups are surprisingly supportive!

4. High-Waisted Styling

I haven’t jumped on the high-waisted bikini bandwagon just yet. But, I do love high-waisted jeans. My guess is that high-waisted bikinis probably feel like a great pair of high-waisted pants, hugging the curves in all the right places! I have a feeling once I “get into” the high-waisted trend, there will be no going back! I’ve got my eyes on this simple, easy, seersucker one at JCrew.

5. Getting Romantic

Sometimes chic and simple is the best way to go. Simple is never boring! I just love the soft lines and romantic feel to this Marysia bikini.  It’s so feminine!  It makes me feel like enjoying a glass of bubbly by a great pool or phenomenal beach.

No matter which style you choose, wear it with confidence and don’t forget to have fun!



About Juli Sylvia

Juli Sylvia is a pediatric speech-language pathologist by training, and a wife, and mommy to three young boys. She has a strong passion for a lifestyle that involves eating vegetarian and sweating ( almost! ) every day. Juli loves a good pair of jeans and great shoes, all to add a little bit of edge to her look. She truly believes motherhood solidified her into a kind and never-give-up kind of girl. She’s always on the go, but never sacrifices her style! Follow her as she shares her crazy, hockey-filled life, and sweat & everyday lifestyle on her Instagram @stringbeanmommy.