Lagua Bendira Moroccanlook bikini, $228, Canyon Beachwear. Aqua hinged bangles, $28-$30 each, Bloomingdale’s
See yourself emerging from a poolside cabana, carefree and confident in one of summer’s sun-loving suits.
There will be no sullen, slimming black by the water’s edge this season. Fashion forecasters deemed color and techno fabrics as among the top trends for the coming warm weather, and what best showcases both? Stylish swimwear, of course.
Dare to bare in a gem hue such as emerald, amethyst or hot pink tourmaline. Cue the ’80s in neon. Florals, stripes and pixelated prints give bathing suits personality, while metallics and crystals add a sexy shimmer on the beach. Feeling less va-va-voom? Consider ruffles, buckles, fringe and strappy details, or going sporty with racer-back tops and board shorts that can head straight from wave riding to waterfront dining.
Pick your suit. Then settle in at your favorite sunbathing spot.
LEFT: La Blanca “Glimmer Girl” one-piece bandeau suit, $119, and ruffled short sarong, $75, brand available at select Nordstrom and Canyon Beachwear stores. Tom Ford sunglasses, $395, Bloomingdale’s. Sam Edelman perforated leather and cork wedges, $150, Bloomingdale’s. Kate Spade patent tote bag, $295, Bloomingdale’s. Marc by Marc Jacobs iPad cover, $48, Bloomingdale’s. Luxury Rebel patent peep toe platforms, $120, Bloomingdale’s. RIGHT: Betsey Johnson “French Pastry” bandeau bikini top, $102, and tie-side bottoms, $76, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Betsey Johnson boutiques and betseyjohnson.com. Ray-Ban sunglasses, $145, Bloomingdale’s
A. Ché “Luna” peek-a-boo maillot, $150, Canyon Beachwear. Argento Vivo gold hoops, $60, Bloomingdale’s. Tommy Bahama crystal-embellished sandals, $158, Tommy Bahama
Milly asymmetrical striped dress, $550, Nordstrom. Dolce Vita crisscross platforms, $179, Bloomingdale’s. Argento Vivo sand dollar design earrings, $148, Bloomingdale’s
Luli Fama “La Vida un Carnaval” bikini top with crystal embellishments, $78, matching bottoms, $76, brand available at select Nordstrom stores. Melissa Odabash cowboy-style hat, $135, Canyon Beachwear
Athleta “Emerald Bay” reversible racer back top, $52, and bottoms, $46, Athleta San Francisco and Athleta.com
Camilla “Pentacle Omen” balloon jumpsuit, $550, brand available at McMullen boutique, Oakland. Worn over Vix coral bikini with gold clip embellishments, each piece $88, brand available at Bella James, San Jose; Samba Glow, Palo Alto; Time Out, Los Gatos; Bloomingdale’s; and Nordstrom. Sumiya multi-stone earrings, $150, Bloomingdale’s. Christian Dior aviator sunglasses, $345, Bloomingdale’s. Tommy Bahama embellished sandals, $158, Tommy Bahama stores
L Space fringe “Dolly” bikini top, $68, bottom, $62, Nordstrom, Palapa Lounge Beachwear, Los Gatos; Viva Diva, San Rafael; Aqua Surf Shop and WaterLilies Swimwear, San Francisco. D&Y pareo, $29.99, select Macy’s and davidandyoungaccessories.com (up this spring). Ralph Lauren turquoise multistrand necklace, $108, Bloomingdale’s
Agua deCoCo “Frida” Brazilian maillot, $121, brand found at plushswimwear.com and pescaboutique.com
Shot on location at Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose
Makeup: Joli de Jackie, jolidejackie.weebly.com
Hair: Jade, Umbrella Salon, umbrellasalon.com
Styling assistance: Dionna Mash
Photo assistance: Drew Sullivan
Models: Michelle Casagrande, Stars Model Management; Brittany Ward, LOOK
For a behind-the-Scene look at our fashion shoot by Viet Mac, visit here.
Desigual tankini, “Mix and Match” top, $54, and bottom, $38, Desigual store, San Francisco. Also available at Details, San Jose; Liliana Castellanos, Walnut Creek; and select Macy’s stores. Christian Dior sunglasses, $345, Bloomingdale’s. Aqua enamel hinged bangle, $28, Bloomingdale’s
Saga Swimwear cap sleeve swim top, $70, available at sagaswimwear. com, Wonderland SF and other stores listed on Saga website. Rachel Zoe “Venessa” silk maxi skirt, $495, select Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom stores. Chanel sunglasses with signature chain detailing, $550, Bloomingdale’s. Ralph Lauren hammered gold necklace, $178, Bloomingdale’s. Sam Edelson T-strap sandals, $65, Bloomingdale’s
Vix coral bikini with gold clip embellishments, each piece $88, brand available at Bella James, San Jose; Samba Glow, Palo Alto; Time Out, Los Gatos; Bloomingdale’s; and Nordstrom. D&Y pareo, $29.99, select Macy’s and davidandyoungaccessories. com. Sumiya multi-stone earrings, $150, Bloomingdale’s. Christian Dior aviator sunglasses, $345, Bloomingdale’s
Red board shorts, $69, and halter-style bikini top, $59, both Lynnina, Corte Madera. Also available in Canyon Beachwear stores. Marc by Marc Jacobs aviator sunglasses, $85, Bloomingdale’s
Tommy Bahama Twilight Magento underwire halter bikini top, $92, and hipster bottoms, $42, Tommy Bahama stores, including San Jose, Corte Madera and Walnut Creek