With my first family holiday of the year just around the corner it’s time to get my bikinis out again! So admittedly I haven’t bought any new swimwear this year at all! But last year I had a total swimwear clear-out and bought a whole load of new bikinis ready for my girls’ holiday to Napa. I feel like what a bikini looks like is a lot more important when you’re going on that sort of holiday as you’re wearing them as almost party clothes a lot of the time. So these are my favourite bikinis and I can’t wait to pack them up and wear them on holiday in just 3 weeks!
Yellow Bikini – A stand just off Nisi Beach in Cyprus
This bikini I have to say is my absolute favourite of the lot. I found it inside a little stall on the beach when I went to Napa and I absolutely love it. I have spent many, many hours searching for that perfect yellow bikini but could never find it until I actually went away! So one thing I would say is that if you want great swimwear make sure you go in every bikini shop you see while you’re away.
Purple Bikini – F&F Clothing, Tesco
I hate to admit it but yes this bikini is from Tesco. I don’t often look at clothing in supermarkets but it had gotten to the stage where I was getting desperate and it was a last resort. But this bikini has done me well and I actually really like it, so if you’re ever short a swimming costume or 2 and you’re going on holiday within a few days, get to your local supermarket and have a quick look; you haven’t got anything to loose.
Mix and Match bikini top and bottoms – Both from Topshop
I am in love with the white bikini top and can’t wait to get it out again this year. However, I don’t know how this happened but I lost the bottoms for it! But it is just to pretty to throw away and so I’ve kept it to wear as a mix and match with some of my other bottoms – I think these orange ones look rather nice with it. And as luck would have it, I left the orange top in the sun too long and the colour got bleached out of it, so now the bottoms and the top make a nice little set.
Brown Patterned Bikini – H&M
So this is a bikini that is quite different to the other ones I own, but I really like it because of that. It’s made of a lace type material which makes it stand out and the pattern I think is quite hipster!
Tropical Print Bikini – Matalan
What I especially like about this bikini is the shape of the top. A lot of the time I don’t think triangle bikini tops suit my body shape that well, so I tend to go for the bandeau or bra type ones a lot more, and this one has a really nice shape to it. I wasn’t overly keen on the bottoms at first because of the frill round the edge, but I wore them once or twice and now I think they’re quite cute. But on days when I’m not feeling very girly I just thrown on some plain black bottoms with the top instead.
Black Kimono – H&M
Now this is actually the only beachwear type thing I’ve bought this year (although I am searching high and low for a white version or this) and I have been after one for a while. It’s just a cover-up for beside the pool or for making my way down to the beach but I think a nice kimono can add some style to your poolside look.
T-shirt/Dress – A Market
So this one I found in a market in Hong Kong when I went with my family last year. I might actually blog about that holiday thinking of it I have so many great pictures, so look out for that haha! It’s really just a nice little casual dress to stop my shoulders getting burnt while I’m lying in the sun but I was pretty pleased with it.