With spring / summer burgeoning for many a fashionista, we’re all eager to make our summer plans, schedule itineraries, and hit the beach! One of the most important decisions along with travel and fun time will be to decide which swimwear pieces you’ll be wearing. Swimsuits are all making a major fashion statement this summer- this season’s suits are iconic and bursting with character. Vintage, retro, cut-out, and feminine and bold with color.
Whether it’s making a bold statement or simply taking your style credentials to the waterside, an update to your bikini selection will make holidays and hot weekends all the more exciting and enjoyable. This season’s suits are a great layering piece and can make an outfit come alive! I am quite drawn to the Vintage-inspired swimwear, and particularly drawn to an amazing boutique specializing in this favorite trend, CALLED TO SURF in Salt Lake City, UT.
There’s a scene in 1956?s High Society where Grace Kelly kneels poolside and pushes a model boat, the True Love, across the still water. She’s wearing a white halterneck swimsuit that ends in a small, ruffled skirt; her chin-length hair is neatly curled, her feet are bare. Never has a swimsuit looked so elegant. Vintage-style swimwear has a place amongst 2013?s swimwear trends, but this summer it’s not necessarily about strawberry cheesecake cliches. Instead it’s a subtle infusion of vintage cuts and prints – so while the right piece of swimwear can be as bombshell as Monroe or as sophisticated as Kelly, it can also sit perfectly moderately in the middle. Most often this season it’s about high waisted bikini bottoms as a way to inject a slight vintage feel into otherwise modern swimwear. Here are some favorites from Called to Surf. You can find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CalledtoSurf, or on Instagram at #calledtosurf.

Nanette Lepore and Seafolly suits from Called to Surf, SLC, UT.
Nanette Lepore and Seafolly suits from Called to Surf, SLC, UT.

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Maaji Swimwear, Called to Surf, SLC, UT
Maaji Swimwear, Called to Surf, SLC, UT
Another classic from Called to Surf
Another classic from Called to Surf
Seychelles summer shoes! Called to Surf, SLC, UT
Seychelles summer shoes! Called to Surf, SLC, UT
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Personal stylist, fashion blogger, entrepreneur, and strategic engineer of style, fashion, and beauty. I live in Utah with my amazing 7-year old daughter who inspires me everyday to look and live within her very visual world. I am inspired by what people wear (especially here...haha) along with the psychological aspect of dressing. My degree is in Psych, and I quickly realized that we are all shaped and fashioned by what we love even earlier on. My favorite thing to ask people is what their first prized possession was and if they still own it. As a stylist, I am all about upcycling your wardrobe as much as possible. When it doubt, don't throw it out! Quality over quantity.