Last week I had this trip planned to Key West and, since it was something I’ve always wanted to do, I decided to add some flair to my beach outfit by acquiring a new bathing suit.
We all know that swimsuit shopping is a difficult task. I think it is one of the most stressful and frustrating shopping experiences. However, it could be lighter and more fun if we consider the following tips:
1. Set a Swimsuit Budget
In general, swimsuits are not a cheap item. If you are seeking for a decent quality piece you might consider spending more than 30 bucks. If your budget is limited, avoid expensive brands, unless you know they have a sale. I don’t want you to fall in love with a beautiful one-piece swimsuit and then, suffer from a broken heart once you check the price tag. 😦
2. Remember: Just because it’s trendy doesn’t mean it’ll look good on everyone.
Yes, we like to follow trends! But, it doesn’t mean that any cool awesome trend will flatter our bodies. We need to understand our body type and, if the swimsuit model or style doesn’t work for you, just don’t buy it. You’ll lose your money and you’ll feel bad about yourself. Remember to consider your skin color as well, think about favorable tones for you. In my case, I can’t wear any light pink nor light blue, because my skin is deadly pale. I need something a little bit more vivid.
3. If you don’t feel comfortable: DON’T BUY IT.
Ok, so you passed the selection phase. Now, the fitting room challenge is on!!!!! Please, if you feel something´s wrong with the swimsuit or you just don’t feel too comfortable in it don’t get it, ’cause it won’t change [NEVER] you must FALL IN LOVE, and it should be love at first sight. ❤ ❤ ❤ If you don’t like it enough, it’s not worth it! We don’t want any regrets here.
4. If you’re shopping online, check the brand’s size chart.
If possible, try it first at the physical store. When buying online, it’s really important to follow the size chart instructions from the brand you are planning to purchase your swimsuit. Usually, online stores don’t accept returns on bathing suits, so, I highly recommend to check the measurements first. If you are getting it online because you have a coupon or discount, try to locate a store nearby and try it first. If you like it, it fits perfectly and you feel comfortable with the price, you have achieved it!!! GO FOR IT 😀
As you can see I got mine!! I’m happy with my choice:
T H E L O O K
Swimsuit: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Lucky Brand
Shorts: Vintage (the 50’s)