This post is sponsored by Target.
For swimsuit season, I’ve partnered with Target to share some fun style tips to help you put your best foot forward with confidence at the beach, the pool or even sunbathing in your backyard.
Last year I wanted to get my body moving to increase my energy, improve my health and tone up those areas that were starting to feel like jelly. I enlisted a close friend to help me with my goal. I find working out with a friend to be way more fun and that it also keeps you honest. One of her goals was to fit into a bikini by summer. The thought of wearing a swimsuit hadn’t even crossed my mind. Shopping for a swimsuit seemed dreadful, right up there with finding a flattering pair of jeans. Actually, 38% of women find swimsuit shopping to be one of the most stressful parts of planning a vacation.
You know what I realized? The fear was mostly in my head. I took something like shopping, one of my favorite stress-relievers (hello, retail therapy!), and turned it into the enemy. When Target invited me to become a TargetStyle influencer, I asked myself, “Am I ready to shop swimsuits?” Turns out it really wasn’t much of a hurdle. Target made it easy and fun to find the right fit and style with its extensive variety, refreshed monthly.
I purchased my swimsuits online and used Target’s easy-to-follow size guide. The items were shipped to me for free and arrived earlier than expected. (They also offer free returns on online orders so you can shop with ease and confidence.)
I was impressed with how well the cuts of the suits fit every angle of my body. The material was high quality. And I must say, Target put their flair for style front and center with these swimsuit designs.
I absolutely adore the palm print, probably my favorite print of the summer. So when I saw this Merona suit, I knew I had to have it. The optional thin halter strap gave it a retro vibe, which I love. I could live under this hat and nap on the beach all day in this suit. Just warn me before my skin turns pink!
This next suit by Clean Water could not be missed. If you know me, you know I’m a sucker for prints, and polka dots are the daintiest of them all! Polka dots, stripes and ruffles — well take me out of the oven, because I’m done. This suit is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E. I’d wear it on the beach with girlfriends while sipping lemonade and stealing shade under a cabana.
For this last suit by Merona, I stepped away from the prints to embrace a solid color and it’s anything but boring. The turquoise hue is hot. Paired with a lightweight Tori Praver kimono, this look absolutely pops. What I like most is the way the fabric drapes across the body. I can enjoy all the chips and guac I want, and not worry about belly bulge later.
So there you have it. The girl who wasn’t looking for a swimsuit found three that she loves. I’m excited to hit the beach this summer. Now, where to go?
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