For the last two days, I’ve been eschewing most work matters and personal relationships to focus on what’s important: my swimsuit personality this summer. At first I thought “zebra bikini, hands down, no contest,” until I saw a leopard-print monokini that had me questioning any previous prints. Then I came across a cheeky, neon-green two-piece that I imagined reflecting beautifully off my (largely fictional) summer tan. And THEN, I thought, “What feeling of ennui or huge life decision am I actually ignoring?” But, my sweethearts, until I figure that out, I present to you a guide to choosing your swimsuit personality this summer.
The Animal-Print Suit
Great for subtly trashy Instagram beach photos—consider a belly-button ring!
Bikini vibes but with a bit more security. The high-cut leg is also a great Baywatch silhouette.
Your classic, no-fuss bathing suit. #TBT to the time you joined the swim team for a summer!
The High-Waisted Bikini
Bikinis, similar to their sibling the flip-flop, feel somehow early-2000s with their low-rise styles. The high-waisted two-piece is a nice alternative if you, like me, need that svelte feeling a high waist allows.
Cheeky, literally! The tanga—a.k.a the thong cut—is perfect for our current ass culture.
The Luxe Vibe
Metallics, silk, and velvet are all sumptuous textures that are a thing this summer. It’s Stevie Nicks meets the beach!