There is nothing like escaping New York City during the winter and heading to a tropical oasis, ditching puffy jackets and infinite layers for a collection of swimwear.On my recent trip to Hawaii, I took a few bathing suits from Mr. Turk, a company I recently discovered from the explore page on Instagram. I am very particular when it comes to bathing suits because so many fit awkwardly – too baggy, too long, too short, too wide, etc. I also have bigger quads, but a slimmer waist so finding trunks that fit proportionately can sometimes be a daunting challenge.This is why I love Mr. Turk! The swimwear is made for the athletic guy and is designed to accentuate all the right areas. Many of the bathing suits are vintage-inspired and are available in multiple lengths so that you can wear whichever you are most comfortable in.The vibrant colors and geometric patterns add a playful element to your swimsuit collection and the soft fabrics feel comfortable against your skin - especially when wet after taking a dip in the ocean. Swimsuits are a great piece to take a risk with because you can cater the style to your location. I look forward to seeing the next season of swimwear from Mr. Turk!
I am constantly on the hunt for super soft trunks and new company Tani USA sent over some of theirs just in time for the Bali trip! It's softer than silk! Tani fabrics retain their shape and color and contain cooling materials. It also keeps moisture away from your skin. What I really love about this company is that some of the fabrics are made from sustainable natural resources and are biodegradable.
When it comes to underwear, you never want to feel like you are wearing something heavy or that has a consistency of sandpaper (ouch)! Summer is coming and this company will keep you feeling cool all season long. ?
Shop their underwear line here.
Short shorts.A somewhat new concept to me when referring to bathing suits. I have always thought that the most comfortable length of a bathing suit is when the short hits mid-thigh. However, it was time to try something new for my trip to Hawaii. After all, fashion is meant to be experimental and if you always stay in your comfort zone, then you aren’t fully experiencing all the different trends.
I knew I wanted a shorter fit, but not quite as short as a brief. This bright blue trunk from Baleaf seemed like the perfect fit. The bright color was suiting for the tropical Hawaiian weather and the length allowed the sun (with SPF of course!) to hit more skin, creating a much more even tan. I have to say this bathing suit won me over. I stared at it in my suitcase, wondering if I should or shouldn’t put it on. Self consciousness set in…would people think I look ridiculous in my tiny shorts? Well, it was worth the risk! The material is really soft and flexible, not leaving me feeling uncomfortable. They are also made for an active lifestyle, so if you plan on doing several water activities on your beach get-aways, these are ideal for you! The string details give the bathing suit an extra pop and I loved it so much that I ended up grabbing two other colors!
Check out the line here and remember, it’s okay to go outside your comfort zone sometimes!
Now it’s back to NYC weather, but luckily its still in the 50’s and 60’s?