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BEYOND THE BIKINI
The season’s hottest swimwear trends go well beyond the classic string bikini.
By AIMEE BLANCHETTE • [email protected]
Now that we are safely into warm-weather territory, it’s time to make a statement poolside.
Clothing designers are finally proving that swimwear can be fashionable. From sporty to scubainspired, this is the year to step out of your sartorial swimsuit comfort zone and try something new.
Leave your bikini buying to the last minute? Good news. There are still plenty of stylish options
at local shops. Here are a few of our favorite looks.
H I G H -WA I S T S
Go retro with a high-waisted bikini. This silhouette, which draws attention to the smallest
part of your waist, is surprisingly flattering.
HIGH NECKS
It may not be your typical beach look, but high
necks are hot this summer. It’s a glamorous
way to stay covered up, but still chic. Sheer cutouts add a wow factor.
SPORTY SASS
Fashion designers are looking to athletic brands
for inspiration. Zippers, mesh inserts or cutouts,
neoprene material, rash-guards and bold colors
help channel your athletic side.
CLASSY CUTOUTS
If you’re partial to a one-piece swimsuit but still
want to show some skin, try one with cutouts
or sheer details. A one-piece with a non-traditional cut, like the one above left, is a great way
to flaunt your body without baring all.
PRETTY PRINTS
Swimsuits with floral patterns and graphic
designs never go out of style. The eye-catching
stripes, cutouts and patterns look great on
one-piece suits and bikinis. Is print the new
solid?
Aimee Blanchette • 612-673-1715
Credits: Photographer Michael Haug, www.michaelhaug.
V E R S AT I L E C O V E R U P S
Mesh tops and silk shorts work just as well off the
beach. Stash a pair of strappy sandals or heels in
your tote for a seamless day-to-night transition.
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com; wardrobe stylist Claire Neviaser, studiobstyle.com;
hair and makeup artist Fatima Olive, fatimaolive.com; assistant stylist Kate Dixon, studiobstyle.com; model Liz, www.
wehmann.com.
What are you wearing? Dress from
Proper and Prim on Lyndale Av. in
Minneapolis, Jeffrey Campbell shoes,
and my belt is from a thrift store.
Describe your style: I like to mix
timeless classics with bright colors
to give them an edgy twist. And I
always dress for comfort, because
when you’re comfortable you’re
more confident, and when you’re
confident everything looks better.
Favorite LynLake spot: The VFW,
now that Country Bar is gone.
Favorite boutique: I’m a sucker for
thrift stores, and Anthropologie. My
favorite boutique though, would
have to be the new Proper and Prim.
ELLEN DAHL LAWSON
WHERE TO GET THESE LOOKS
1. swim top, $15, www.charlotterusse.com; swim bottom, $27, www.
pacsun.com; sunglasses, $16, www.
urbanoutfitters.com; hoop earrings,
$5, www.target.com.
2. windbreaker, $98, www.freepeople.
com; swim top, $74, shop.nordstrom.
com; swim bottom, $19, www.charlotterusse.com; sunglasses, $16 and
necklace, $10, www.urbanoutfitters.
com; lucite bangle, $15 and rhinestone bracelet, $10, www.nordstromrack.com; gold bangle, $30, www.
jcrew.com.
3. bodysuit, $30, www.agacistore.com;
hoop earrings, $8, and assorted bracelets, $10-$14, www.target.com; watch,
$50, www.nordstromrack.com.
4. bodysuit, $40, www.urbanoutfitters.com; rhinestone necklace, $58,
www.jcrew.com; gold necklace, $15,
chain bracelet, $10, and stacked gold
rings, $8, www.hm.com/us; watch,
$65, and turquoise ring, $17, www.
nordstromrack.com.
calendar
Lily and Violet Porch Sale from
5-7:30 p.m. today features discounts
of 50 to 70 percent off select clothing and other items. 3413 W. 44th
St., Mpls. 612-746-4160,
www.lilyandviolet.com.
Velvet Moon Pop-Up Shop is open
10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sun. at 50th
& France shopping area in Edina.
The boutique specializes in U.S.made women’s clothing and accessories, some of it local.
www.shopvelvetmoon.com.
Celebrate Parc Boutique’s 6th anniversary from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. with
25 percent discounts on store and
online purchases, in-store giveaways
and more. 320 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls.
612-353-4966.
H AV E A N E V E N T ? Send items to be
considered for the style calendar at least two
weeks before the publication date to
[email protected]