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SUIT REQUIRED :: Make a Splash

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It’s nearly time for social obligations to wrap and for the soleil to beckon your inner bathing cutie to a peaceful afternoon by the pool. I did a little personal shopping for you–pulled a few standouts in this season’s swimwear for guys and gals, just so you can make a splash… All this retro pin-up […]

April 27, 2012


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It’s nearly time for social obligations to wrap and for the soleil to beckon your inner bathing cutie to a peaceful afternoon by the pool.

I did a little personal shopping for you–pulled a few standouts in this season’s swimwear for guys and gals, just so you can make a splash…

All this retro pin-up Norma Kamali suit needs is a pair of red-and-white striped espadrilles and an oversized floppy white hat to turn you into a screen-siren. Well, and maybe a refreshing cocktail…

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This Michael Kors suit almost needs it’s own reality show…

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Even though I know I’m not a polka dot wearing girl, I just love the trend. For some reason it makes me think of the wearer as a fun and flirty girl. Pair it with a breton-striped shirt to give it a little French nonchalance. This one’s from J.Crew.

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I know. I know. I’m a broken record: Nobody does leopard like Dolce & Gabbana.

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Mon Dieu! I say if you can wear this cutout Hervé Léger bandage bikini, then do. It has the proverbial tough girl look about it without revealing too much. Why do I have a feeling we’ll see Rooney Mara in this on a beach in Ibiza?

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Liquid gold Lanvin. This one shoulder piece gives alotta sexy with some solid coverage. And the belt will give a slimming look – who doesn’t want that?

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Guys, stay with me here because the cognoscenti of beachwear fashion are saying it’s time to get in the mood for prints…

An Italian will always lead the way to a chic afternoon at the beach, so look to Etro for cool cuts, saturated hues and a handsome print to send you on your way.

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Hang ten with these J.Crew vintage inspired, nine-inch-long board shorts in a jaunty blown-out gingham

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Add a soupçon of modern preppy into your summer wardrobe with these Scotch & Soda a la marinière striped swim trunks

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PS: If you want to complete your summer look, and missed last week’s blog, I’ve got some suggestions for your next pair of sunnies



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