Suiting Up!

27 Feb

I’ve almost always worn a two piece bathing suit. Even with an incredibly rambunctious child, I’ve been able to swing it without any wardrobe malfunctions (knock on wood). It helps that he’s been a little scared of the water until now and just hangs on quietly the whole time we’re in the pool. But this year he’ll be turning three and I don’t trust him, so a once piece it will be! I suppose it’s time anyway…I’ll be turning something else that begins with a “3.”

Let's all squint and pretend there's a pool visible in this photo of a lovely, colorful patio. (image via Country Living)


Here are a few of my favorite one piece swim suits this year, all from J.Crew. I like them because they’re a.) cute, b.) well-made, and c.) reasonably priced. I’m really liking their bandeau tanks, which you can throw on with a long skirt, some jewelry, and metallic flip flops and be ready for the day (specifically, a day the beach)! As you may have expected, I’ve taken the liberty of matching each suit with a well-suited lawn chair and a complementary piece of glassware.

All you need to be summer chic, below!  (As usual, you can click on each image for a larger version.)

Fanfare Ruched Bandeau Tank from J.Crew, $88 (image via J.Crew); Cruz Lounge Chair in Blue, $299 from Room and Board (image via Room and Board); Frida White Glasses, $9.95 from Crate and Barrel (image via Crate and Barrel)


Wide Stripe Bandeau Tank from J.Crew, $88, also comes in pink/white (image via J.Crew); Liz Chair Designed by Piero Lissoni for Kartell, $285 from Design Within Reach (image via Design Within Reach); Pop Goblet Tomato, $28 from Jonathan Adler (image via Jonathan Adler)


Ruched Bandeau Tank from J.Crew, $82, comes in tons of other colors (image via J.Crew); Motel Chair, $69.95 from Crate and Barrel (image via Crate and Barrel); Wavering Glass in yellow, $28 from Anthropologie (image via Anthropologie)


What’s your favorite way to suit up?


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One Response to “Suiting Up!”

  1. Anne February 27, 2012 at 9:27 PM #

    You can probably predict that I love the second one — especially the chair!

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