Summer is nearly here, and we're all very aware this year won't be anything like the ones we've ever known. There likely won't be big beach parties, pool-side barbeques, or seaside vacations. Only a small portion of the population will even get to sit by a pool or on a beach. For the most part, I've adjusted to my days sheltering in place, but when I zoom out and think about what we're all living through and how quickly normal life shut down, I still feel stunned. It wasn't that long ago that I did get in a bathing suit and go to a beach with my boyfriend. We were on a beach in Kauai (granted, a remote beach with about 10 other people) on an island where we dined, drank, and hiked alongside many others. To wonder when I'll be able to travel again—let alone just go to the beach with my friends—is a sad mental journey to go down.
So instead of doing that, I'm going to remind myself and you that we can still put together cute swimwear looks this summer because you know what isn't over? The sun and social media. In fact, both are thriving. No matter where you are this summer, promise yourself you're going to put on your favorite swimsuit, build the cutest outfit around it, and lie outside to sunbathe (while remaining socially distanced, of course). Your body does need vitamin D, so I shopped out 42 of the cutest swimwear accessories for you. Now you have no excuses.
Two summers ago, I waxed poetic about how badly I wanted a visor. ("It shields the sun from my face while letting the sun highlight my hair!") My roommate was not so sure it was the look for me. I bought options, only to try them on and realize she probably had a point. But this summer, I'm embracing the "tennis mom" look.