There are two eras of my life: summers before bikinis and summers with bikinis. Around the time I hit puberty, my mom gave me the okay to wear the ever-so-sought after two-piece, and I never looked at another one-piece again. Not that there's anything wrong with a one-piece; I just feel at home in a bikini. I love mixing them; I love wearing a matching set; I love rotating a string bikini top to get that cute mermaid look; there's never a wrong move them. This year especially: barely-there string sets are back; high-cut bottoms and V-wire bras create a sporty-chic look; halter tops with checkered prints bring 90s vibes; cut-out details and cute frilly trims abound in neon hues and neutrals. My swimwear picks are so fun this year, I think the rest of my wardrobe is jealous of the attention I'm giving them. Since summer is in full swing, I've decided to share my 9 favorites for beach and pool days alike.