What I’m Loving: Swim Suit Style


This post is underwritten by Old Navy. Whether you’re looking for a tankini, bikini or a one piece, Old Navy has you confidently covered at a great price.


Guess who’s going to be at the beach this weekend?! That’s right – THIS GIRL. Ahh yes, my toes will be in the sand and I’ll give you one guess as to what’ll be in my hand 😉

I’ll be honest, though, I’m not one of those girls who’s real comfortable in a bathing suit. I think most females have that one body part (or two, or three) that makes her self conscious. And let’s be honest, unless it’s your nips, it’s probably showing when you wear a bathing suit.

That’s why, for me at least, finding the most confidence-boosting bathing suit is CRITICAL for summertime, am I right?

That said, I have my top three bathing suit essentials that I’ve got my eye on this summer.

1. Wide band bottoms 

If you can pull off the string bikini, I envy you, but I feel like they make my love handles scream LOOK AT ME. It seems like such a small detail, but bottoms like these make me feel much more confident.

2. A cute cover up

When I’m at the beach, it’s easy to want to sit and sunbathe one minute, and then take a walk with Cory the next. Lest you forgot, I am not Baywatch material, therefore, I do not walk/run down the beach in my bikini.

That said, if I just got out of the ocean, I don’t want to throw on shorts that will get wet and simultaneously eaten by my thighs, and/or a t-shirt that will make me look like I’m lactating.

Give me a dress cover-up that’s cute, flowy, and patterned (as to hide awkward wet spots)

3. The new-and-oh-so-improved ONE PIECE! 

Thanks to Facebook stalking, I saw one of my drop-dead gorgeous sorority sisters rocking a one piece on her most recent vacation. When I saw the first picture, I may have enthusiastically fist pumped. I think one pieces have such a potential to be so flattering, but have been given the cold shoulder for years.

…Or, have only been designed to give off that “mom” look.

I’ve seen tons of cute one pieces at Old Navy, and once my “shopping fund” is locked and loaded, you can bet I’m gonna snatch one up :)

Let’s chat –

  • What do you look for when you’re buying a bathing suit?
  • Do you call it a bathing suit or a swim suit? If you read the post, clearly you know it’s ‘bathing suit’ for me! 


Thank you again to Old Navy for sponsoring my post. I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all my own.