Swimsuits For Your Summer Getaway (& Budget)

Summer is the time to put on your swimsuits and enjoy the water from wherever you are. For those of you who are still at a loss for what swimsuit to wear during your next beach adventure (and get that Insta pic while at it), NYU.FASHION presents you with a list of swimsuits that includes an array of styles from mellow colors and playful patterns to hardcore goth and punk rock. Even with swimsuits, the ways you can express yourself are boundless.          

Ex Mermaids

Ex Mermaid is for people looking for a softer, feminine look. This independent fashion label started by Francki Michels prides itself on its dreamy designs full of playful innocence. The "Pastel Aesthetic" swim pieces play around with soft, candy hues and starfish details. You can also pick from the classic Ex Mermaid mint-colored swimsuit — also known as the "Seafoam Ex Mermaid Monokini" — and the baby pink triangle swim top with a lavender trim. 

J. Crew Playa

J. Crew recently released their swimsuit collection, J. Crew Playa, featuring swimsuits with a refreshing tropical theme, for those looking for swimsuits with a clear vacation style. Popular pieces include the printed Newport super-scoopback one-piece swimsuit smattered with tiny fruit images, and the printed Nantucket Cheeky Bikini with mint stripes. 

Dolls Kill

Dolls Kill totally subverts conventional expectations of swimsuits by bringing punk and goth styles into the game. For those who are looking for bikinis with an edge, this is for you. The Pamela bottoms have black mesh panel on the side, while the Harley bikini is covered in camo print. For more tough and rebellious looks (and sales!), visit the website.


Finally, if you prioritize affordability, the British apparel website Boohoo is having a huge sale and may be the perfect site to get what you are looking for. The Singapore Mix and Match Strappy Brief is a simple pink bikini set that costs only 4 pounds (estimated 5.2 USD), while the Rome Textured High Leg Swimsuit is a rose-colored one piece that costs 9 pounds (estimated 11.7 USD). Explore other offers on this site for pretty swimsuits that fit your budget!


Written by: Yimin Huang