Thursday, 25 May 2017
Slaycation: Fashion Looks To Slay
While the tame prepare to roll out their predictable Memorial Day whites this weekend, i am ready to shake things up a bit with these poppin’ poolside fashions. From stripes to leopard prints, there’s something here that’s sure to slay your weekend style in a big way. Attitude not included.
Mama Don’t Take My Monochrome Away
Whether you know it or not, you’ve seen a marinière, which is also known as the Breton stripe. The iconic white shirt with its three-quarter-length sleeves became the official French seaman’s uniform in 1858. I am pretty jazzed about today’s black and white modern take, especially in sexy sundresses, stylishly striped swimwear, and gossamer caftans. Expect these new takes on an old classic to be hanging around for a while.
Vince Cameo Off-the-Shoulder Stripe Hankerchief Dress ($129)
Free People Nikki Stripe Bikini Bottom ($48) & Free People Rose Stripe Bikini Top ($70)
Rip Curl Le Surf One-Piece Swimsuit ($42)
ViX Paula Hermanny Tie Dye Angel Caftan ($101)
Here’s to You, Mrs. Robinson
The Graduate, the film that put the F in MILF, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, turned 50 this year. Costume designer Patricia Zipprodt won multiple Tonys for outfitting some of Broadway’s hottest musicals including Chicago and Sweet Charity. She also dressed Bancroft in some of the sexiest poolside (and bedroom) fashions that continue to stir still waters today. Fringe, bold geometric, and leopard prints are just a few ways to channel your inner Mrs. Robinson.
PilyQ Monique Swim Cover-Up ($134)
Mara Hoffman Triangle Bikini Top ($88) & Mara Hoffman Classic Reversible Bikini Bottoms ($110)
BHLDN Brighton Dress ($190)
Asos Beach Maxi Kimono Cover Up in Leopard Print ($54)
Yellow is such a departure from boring white and it’s flattering on all skin tones. But, there’s a fine line between channeling the swag of Beyoncé’s Lemonade and – ummm – mimicking Big Bird. Skip the latter and try the subtle approach with a yellow bikini or a fun and flirty cover-up.
Ayliss Womens Swimwear Chiffon Cover up Solid Color Beach Sarong Swimsuit Wrap ($3)
L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Karrie Cover-Up ($180)
Asos Neoprene Laser Cut Out High Waist Bikini Bottom ($29) & Asos Neoprene Laser Cut Out Crop Triangle Bikini Top ($32)
Mara Hoffman Cutout Swimsuit ($230)
Kim Kardashian bedazzled her followers when she snapped a selfie in a sequin bikini. Yes, sequins at the beach (or poolside) are fierce. You, too, are sure to shine in one of these sparkling bikinis – or simply order another a bottle of bubbly and call it a day.
Doll Vegas Rose Gold & Blush Triangle Top Single Rise Scrunch Bun Sexy Sequin Bikini Scrunch Bottoms ($45) & Top ($45)
Venus Sequin Bandeau Bikini Top ($44) & Sash Tie Sequin Bottoms ($32)
New Look Sequin Swimsuit ($48)