Best swimsuits summer trends 2021? Swimwear season is upon us. The suits du jour? Glamorous one-pieces and modest bikinis, both cut to cover up and enhance curves. In the mix are island-inspired options — an asymmetrical two-piece from the New York label Giejo (top, $98; bottom, $88) and a cheap and cheerful Indochine-esque palm print by Joe Fresh ($29), for example — that hit the high and low sides of swim’s price spectrum. Other standout summertime swim trends include plaids (gingham from the Australian swim house Seafolly and madras from Thom Dolan); black-and-whites (stripes from Norma Kamali and botanicals from Tommy Bahama); and florals (primaries from Rebecca Taylor and pastels from American Eagle). T even found the sunglasses that go best with each look. Here comes the sun!
Tired of the same old prints? So was Giejo’s creator, who set about creating separates focused on fashion forward styles. Using vintage and reclaimed materials sourced from New York’s Garment District, you know you’ll be getting something unique. The collection is small and refined and guides you to choose the kind of clashes that work. With their brightly coloured bohemian trims, these bikinis and one pieces are an Instagrammer’s dream. Each piece is handmade and lacks the unsightly and uncomfortable clasps and fastenings that are found on most. With their lollipop brightness and streamline cuts, it’ll be difficult to choose just one. Find extra info at swimwear.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a drawer filled with favorite swimwear from seasons past, ranging anywhere from tie-dyed tops to color blocked bottoms. Well, get this: Those patterned pieces can play a major part in helping you stand out from the crowd this season…in a whole new way. Instead of wearing one straight-from-the-store bikini, we’re all about mixing and matching different tops and bottoms to create a unique-to-you look. Not super confident in your print-pairing? Create a cool connection by choosing a common color way or motif. For example, the micro-print on a Basta Surf top is the perfect pint-size match for bold sea foam green stripes from Target. Tropical florals in varying colors from Pret-a-Surf and Rosa Swim show how to double up on one design, as do spotty separates from Guess and BCA. Of course, we wouldn’t expect you to take our word for it—click through to see our favorite 10 bikini pairings for yourself!
What is your personal favorite giejo style? It depends on what mood I’m in – if I want to really stand out, I would wear the butterfly bandeau with the high-waist bottom. If I’m feeling more sweet, I would wear the mid boy’s brief and the floral bra top. That is what I love about this collection: There’s such a variety of looks one can achieve from just a couple of pieces that no matter who you are that day, you can dress with confidence! What is the price range? Where will it be sold? The collection ranges from $76-$88 for bottoms and $96-$108 for tops and will be available at Dagny & Barstow as well as Creatures of Comfort in the city, Dear Fieldbinder in Brooklyn, Madison in California at their LA, Malibu and Beverly Hills locations, and Tenet in South Hampton, as well as my e-commerce site shopgiejo.com.