3 May 2022

The secret to looking good in a swimsuit!

Black swimsuit | White shirt coverup | Straw hat | Dior sandals | Heart bracelet | Poppy Finch necklace

The secret to looking good in a swimsuit!

It works for everyone, I promise

Let’s face it: the thought of putting on a swimsuit can feel, well, not that great … especially if you’re pale after a long winter 😂 But over the years of spending spring break in Mexico or Hawaii (usually with other families), I started picking up on a few tips that work every time. For example, cute sunnies make you feel glamorous, pre-trip self-tanner gives you a little confidence in case you’re pale, and a great hat hides bad hair days. So, what’s the secret to looking good in a swimsuit? It’s a coverup!! Yep, having several super cute coverups you feel really good in works magic, and if you’re like me, wandering around without a one isn’t an option 😊

Today’s post is about how to look and feel good in swimsuit. Keep reading for some brand new picks, the best self-tanner, cute hats, sunnies and everything you need for a sunny vacation. The other day I did a swimsuit/coverup try on in my closet, click here to watch it. And, click here for shopping details!


Swimsuit & Coverup inspo


Coverups: White shirt | Pink stripe | Blue print dress | Hat | Caramel sandals | Loewe tote


Style board inspo


Left board: White dress | Blue swimsuit | Hat | Sunnies | Straw bag | Sandals

Middle board: White dress coverup | ERES swimsuit | Gucci sandals | Straw bag | Bracelets | Sunglasses 

Right board: White swimsuit | Pareo | Gucci slides | Straw bag | Earrings | Hat | Sunglasses


First tip: wear cute sunnies

Swimsuit | Hat | Heart bracelet | Maui Jim sunglasses

Wearing glamorous sunglasses on vacation works wonders! You can skip makeup all day and still feel really good 🙂 I recently tried Maui Jim sunnies, and I must say: adding polarized sunglasses to my collection is long overdue. For starters, they’re recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for eye protection, so they’re legit. And, everything you see looks brighter and more colorful! Click here to see a recent IG Reels video where I asked everyone to vote on their favorite pair. Once the results are in, I’ll post them on my IG stories. Here are my three faves.


Swimsuits you’ll feel great in

I love that one-piece swimsuits are chic and super stylish because they’re so flattering and the options are endless! My two favorite go-to’s for well-priced, solid colored swimsuits are J.Crew and Tommy Bahama (this one and this one in particular).

Black, always flattering swimsuits

Bright, pretty colors


Start a hat collection

I’m not joking — start a hat collection! I should take my own advice 😂 As you can see in all my photos, I’m due for a new hat (!!) Lately I’ve been loving visors, and just spotted this one. Bucket hats are still everywhere, so try this one. I’ve had this J.Crew packable hat for several years, and now they came out with an update — see it here. Finally, baseball hats are super popular and they look really stylish with a swimsuit and sandals. I have this one arriving any day!


Cute jelly sandal & tote combos

If you’re going to be around a pool or the beach, then jelly sandals are practical and cute! I’m loving the jelly trend, and have worn this pair everywhere for three years. The Gucci slides are surprisingly comfortable, and you might appreciate the extra height. Not everyone does, and that’s ok — there’s also this pair that’s just as good. Also, everyone should have at least one cool tote to carry everything around while on vacation. I’ve been using this one non-stop, but there are other good ones too — see below.


Board 1: Pink straw bag | Gucci sandals | Tory Burch sandals

2: White straw bag | Chloe slides | White sandals

3: Givenchy tote | Schutz flat sandal | Black sandal

4: YSL straw bag | Gucci wedge | Gucci flat espadrilles


Find a few great coverups

Start with a simple white shirt style, like this best-selling J.Crew one; you’ll wear it all the time (and not just over bathing suits). Then, add a sophisticated black one or a leopard one like this that can transition to HH. Finally, there are so many that look like dresses, check out this, this or this!



Pareo option


Self-tanner is a great way to start summer

Since lying in the sun isn’t good for our skin, finding a great self-tanner is a smart option. I recently discovered Tan Luxe, and have been using both the body lotion and the drops. They really work! My daughter Em loves the St. Tropez, and uses this mousse regularly.


Thank you for reading! xx

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