My Style: Sporty Swimsuits

May 26, 2017

I literally cannot stop daydreaming about summer and all the fun activities I plan to do like paddle boarding, hiking, swimming, white water kayaking, and hopefully a vacation to Mexico. This ridiculous rain isn't helping, either. (Plus, I saw Baywatch last night. So good.)

Naturally, I started searching for swim suits and somehow the idea of buying a sporty swimsuit popped into my head and I've been on the hunt for one ever since. It would be the perfect piece - especially for paddle boarding - to throw on when I know I'm going to be doing more than just laying on the beach or swimming.


I've had a lot of time to think and research, so here's my criteria for the perfect suit:

- One piece. This is my number one must-have. The last thing I want to do is worry about my bikini top riding up while I'm paddle boarding. I just want to enjoy the water and maybe even stop for some paddle board yoga along the way. I'd also like to find a one piece that isn't too tight but that I might also be able to slip on over a bikini if needed.

- Simple. Where do I put my arm through? Am I cutting off my circulation with this criss-cross business? I really don't want to have to think about how to put it on. Simple does it. Bonus points for a zipper in the back with a pull tab.

- Sleeveless. Sleeves of any kind annoy me in the summer months, even at work, so definitely I don't want to feel constricted while I'm paddling or kayaking. Just remind me to apply extra SPF.

- Not all white. All white swimsuits scare me anyway (I feel like they'd be super see-through) but if I'm going to be doing everything except laying on the beach, I don't want a suit that will get dirty fast or show dirt. Would it be boring if I got an all black suit? Should I go for this palm print swimsuit? Am I thinking too much about this?

- Affordable. If you've been reading Naturally Me for any amount of time, you know I'm all about affordable items that won't break the bank. My price range for this particular quest? I'd say no more than $100 - but even that amount makes me hyperventilate and want to tell my boyfriend to hide my bank card. It would have to be a REALLY good suit for me to go into triple digits. I'm always on the lookout for a sale, too. #noshame

Now that I think about it, I'll have to keep an eye on Memorial Day weekend sales. Might be able to score myself a sporty swimsuit at a great deal. If you come across any, let me know! ;)


Do you have a sport swimsuit or brand you'd recommend? Share with me in the comments! 

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4 comments

  1. I love that these are sporty but sexy too! I want them all please!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Seriously girl, I'm with you! I had so much fun researching and finding cute suits but I want them all! Especially the Roxy ones but I was afraid they are cut weird. Thanks for reading! xo

      Alissa

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  2. These are all such cute swimsuits! One pieces have come so far in recent years!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

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    1. They really have! I never thought I'd be buying them now but I can't get enough!!

      Alissa

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