Celebs Have Proven That THIS is the Swimsuit of the Summer
We love it when a trend comes around full circle. This summer has been the summer of comeback trends — from off-the-shoulder tops to jorts + culottes. It’s always exciting when you have an old piece for so long, it’s actually en vogue again (brings a whole new meaning to shopping your closet!). One swimsuit trend that is back in a big way is the one-piece. All summer long, we’ve seen celebs rockin’ this style of suit like it’s 1989, and it’s official. The one-piece is totally the swimsuit of summer 2015.
Over the weekend, Blue Ivy and her super famous mother went sailing over the weekend, and Beyoncé posted the adorable pics of the trip on her Instagram. Mother and daughter were sporting matching black and white patterned bathing suits (new trend?) — Bey’s with curve-hugging cutouts and Blue Ivy’s featuring sweet black detailing on the sides.
A couple weeks back, Kris Jenner totally “grounded” Kylie for stealing her ’80s Body Glove suit and wearing it with brand new flair in Acapulco for the younger Jenner’s 18th birthday.
Meanwhile, other members of the Kardashian-Jenner fam (namely, Khloé and Kendall) were spotted in St. Barth’s looking stylish in their matching black and red one-pieces. Kendall appropriately titled this one: “baeeeewatch.”
And who could forget Jessica Simpson’s all-white, ruffled “birthday suit” that she wore for her vacay also in St. Barth’s? Not us. Yup, as illustrated by vacationing celebs everywhere, the one-piece is here to stay. Embrace it. Here’s five on-trend one-pieces you can can still snag before summer it over.
1. Pool Water One-Piece ($120): This limited edition one-piece from the crazy creatives at Clashist (makers of the James Franco + Miley Cyrus tongue bathing suits also, don’t you forget) bring the infinity pool to your bod in this sweet suit.
2. J.Crew Jungle Print Racerback One-Piece ($110): This one-piece combines two trends — watercolor print + one-piece — and it’s absolutely glorious. This bold print is definitely a head-turner. Rock this with a white straw hat, aviators + and a Mai Tai.
3. MiracleSuit Laguna Beach Coco Magicsuit ($192): Channel some serious Bond girl vibes in this zip up Lycra scub-style suit. Seriously, Ursula Andress, eat your heart out.
4. Minkpink Wild Keepsake One-Piece Suit ($66): This sweet purple and floral suit is definitely perfect for your lake-front vacation this Labor Day. Wear this one with a white lace coverup and a big floppy straw hat.
5. Zoe Karsson Addicted to Love One-Piece ($59): Every closet requires its own vintage or ’80s-inspired one-piece. This adorable navy number by Zoe Karsson features a fun palm tree print a a clear message.
6. Mikoh Haianano Plunge Front Halter Swimsuit ($210): This sultry stunner features a gorg orange palm tree print and a super low V-neck. This bathing suit is definitely one you need to add to your poolside wear rotation STAT.
Will you be rocking a one-piece suit before the summer is out? Tell us in the comments below!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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