It's 17 Degrees Outside, But All I Want to Buy Is Swimwear

I won’t even pretend like this type of behavior from myself is anomalous. I don’t know why, but I’ve always been more interested in buying what is un-seasonal than those pieces that I could be wearing in the moment. Think coats and boots in the summer and (much like today) swimsuits and sundresses in winter. It doesn’t help that I work on a weekly new arrivals roundup, where, thanks to the fashion calendar, I’m usually exposed to next season’s pieces just as we’re settling into the current one.

Nonetheless, since I simply can’t get swimsuits off my mind—despite the fact that as I write this, on Friday, February 1, at 12:26 PM in NYC it is literally 17 degrees outside and I had to wear five layers to make it to work—I decided to do a roundup. After all, it’s sunny somewhere and a tropical vacation is never completely off the table. If you agree, just keep scrolling to shop the coolest new swimsuits I’m obsessing over right now.

Romy Embellished Bikini Briefs ($80)

Amazing how buckles can turn the simplest silhouette into a statement swimsuit.

Bella Bottom in Sky ($110)

I don't think it gets more luxe than crystal-embellished swimwear.

Whimsy Hi Bikini Bottom ($72)

Little details, like a tie waist, make all the difference in swimwear.

I'm a sucker for anything with shoulder ties, mostly because of how it looks but also because it allows you to customize your fit.

Can you tell I'm a sucker for anything that sparkles?

+ Brazilian Bikini Bottoms ($13)

I like to play it safe when it comes to spending on trendy colors, which is why this affordable neon find is perfect.

Lanai Reversible Leopard-Print Bikini Briefs ($210)

It's hard to make a leopard bikini feel unique, but this brand has managed to do it.

Rixo's beloved prints have finally made their way into swimwear.

Very few swimsuits are worth weird tan lines, but this one definitely is. 

This one-piece evokes the feeling a beautiful painting that was reimagined into a swimsuit.

+ Balin High Waist Bottom ($98) 

The contrast piping here is so flattering, especially on the bottom where it gives the illusion of a draped belt.

+ High Rise BIkini Bottoms ($82)

Who would have thought cap sleeves would look so good on a bikini?