The swimwear trend I’m most excited about? Leopard. Not only does the leopard print trend show few signs of slowing down…but it’s evolving into a classic. Think stripes, gingham….and leopard. In swimwear, it’s especially genius. Leopard — when paired with undone hair, flip-flops and sunscreen — is playful and fun, rather than serious femme fatale. It’s wildly glamorous, sure, but in a swimsuit, the vibe is almost girl-next-door.
Personally, I think my leopard print suit goes perfectly with freckles and chipped toenail polish, but maybe that’s just me.
swimsuit: My exact leopard swimsuit is by Mara Hoffman, a brand that we’ve just discovered is eco-friendly (thanks for the tip, Laura!). It’s on sale and almost sold out, but I’ve also found it full-price (and fully in stock) at Everything But Water. The fabric is amazing, and Mara Hoffman swimwear is really well made (it’ll last for freaking EVER), which helps to explain the higher price tag. I’m wearing a size small. (There’s also another swimsuit style by Mara Hoffman in the exact same fabric, here…or a bikini version.)
beach blanket: Round Pestemel Towel
Shop My Fav Leopard Print Swimsuits & Bikinis
I searched everywhere to find the most wearable, effortless leopard print bathing suit. I omitted anything over-shiny or too “done”. I also preferred a simple silhouette, rather than something with tons of straps or ruffles. Here are my current favorites:
Don’t Forget The Sunscreen!
Find my fav sunscreen (for myself and my guys) below…
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