I try new styles of suits every year — one-pieces and two-pieces, high-rise and low-rise — but this is the one I always come back to. It’s comfortable, it’s flattering, it comes in multiple colors and patterns, and it holds up through lots (and LOTS) of wear. It’s the foundation of my perfect beach outfit.
A Cute, Casual Beach Outfit & The Swimsuit That Makes It
I’ve worn this suit in hot tubs and pools, on sandy beaches, in lakes, and in the ocean…and I’ve found that J.Crew suits are just made to last. It holds up well through all of it, and I’ve machine-washed it countless times and hang to dry…super easy. It’s basically a staple of my summertime wardrobe. I can even dress it up for nighttime when we’re traveling, (stay tuned for a post on that) which makes packing super easy. Here’s how I’m wearing it to the beach and daytime drinks by the pool.
I start with the swimsuit, throw on some denim shorts, cute sandals, a hat (100% necessary in the sun) and my (prescription) sunglasses and I’m good to go. I don’t mind not having a shirt on over this suit because it covers my belly and I don’t feel overly exposed in it. I throw my a credit card, our Rumpl stash mat (which is amazing for the beach, btw…we started using it this winter and have used it way more than I ever thought we would) and some lightweight PackTowls in a bag and we’re set for the pool, beach or food and drinks. (I swear margaritas taste better in this outfit.)
Beach Outfit Details
swimsuit: J.Crew Deep V-neck french one-piece swimsuit (also in leopard print and seersucker) – My all-around favorite suit of all time. Comfy, cute and really well-made. (SO good I have it in multiple colors.)
shorts: Good American Bombshell Shorts (also in a less distressed version with a longer frayed hemline) – I’ve worn these for years and love the fit for curvier bodies/booties. The frayed hem version is amazing–I’m wearing them at the bottom of this post.
slides: Steve Madden Delay Slides – in multiple colors, I love the fun chain detail on these…and they’re much lighter than they look!
bag: Straw Circle Handle Tote Handbag – I LOVE this bag SO so much. I used it daily when we were in Carolina Beach, and it was great for holding everything from towels and beach gear to groceries.
sunglasses: Warby Parker Raiders – The best money I’ve ever spent on sunglasses because I don’t want to wear contacts at the beach (or anywhere, for that matter) and they give a pair to someone in need for every pair purchased! (Available in different lens colors, too.)
hat: Similar LOVE hat, I’m kind of loving the trucker hats again…as long as they aren’t huge!
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