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3 Swimwear Trends for Summer 2011

With the weather finally warming up we’re all eager to hit the beach. Whether you’re soaking up the sun in Manhattan Beach or Greece, the most important decision of the swimming season is which swimwear pieces you’ll be wearing.

This year is taking a look at our favorite 3 ‘in’ styles in swimwear, helping you choose the piece of swimwear that is perfectly inline with 2011’s fashion trends.

Option 1: Vintage Style Swimwear
Vintage inspired swimwear has a huge presence in 2011. The look doesn’t have to consist of the strawberry cheesecake, or mod striped clichés. Nor does a vintage bikini or swimsuit have to be like a pin-up girl costume (thank god). This year many swimwear designers are infusing vintage details into modern pieces. They are incorporating some high-waist bikini bottoms, as well as vintage prints on one piece suits and more modern bikini silhouettes.

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image of Anthropologie Vintage Swimwear 2011

Vintage Style Swimwear from Anthropologie.

Option 2: The Metal Details
There have been metals accents and embellishments on swimwear for many seasons. The look has gone to the extreme this time around. We think this look is sexy and eye-catching. It’s just as appropriate for the school teacher as it is the Harley-Davidson rider. We just caution that people who buy heavily accessorized swimwear don’t overdo it with the jewelry. Since this trend is not entirely new, the metal detail swimsuit will be a safe bet for 2012 and beyond.

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April In Paris Suit by Ladies Beach Bunny Swimwear.

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Embellished Suit by Victoria’s Secret.

Option 3: Crochet Swimwear
Influenced by the return of the Spring 2011 crochet trend, crochet swimsuits and crochet bikinis are not just on-trend this season, they’re the must-have swimwear style for 2011. Our favorite feature of crochet swimwear is that it borders neatly on day wear. Pair a crochet one piece with denim cut-offs for a perfect festival fashion look; or with wide-leg pants or a midi-skirt for those resort afternoons.

image of Lisa Maree Swimwear 2011
image of Lisa Maree Crochet Swimwear 2011

Crochet Swimwear by Lisa Maree.

The Swede Life from Stockholm Fashion Week

Fashion Weeks around the world are about to begin!  Which means, we’re about to see what we’ll be wearing next Spring!

Carin Wester (an amazing Swedish designer), stepped outside the box a little for her Spring/Summer 2011 collection.  Instead of women wearing menswear…the male models walked down the runway wearing womenswear inspired pieces!  Yes, a little odd…but the male models looked pretty cool with their lace bed coats, shirts and belts!

image of Carin Wester Spring 2011 Collection

I would wear all of the outfits above…just add a slouchy tank underneath, a pair of wedges and I’ll be set for Spring!

Not only did I love Carin Wester’s menswear, there are a few pieces of note in her women’s collection too.  And check out the shoes…she knows how to do a great shoe (remember the Klea boots from last Fall?).

image of Carin Wester Summer 2011

Stockholm’s Fashion week (which was August 16-22), showcased 25 designers over a 3 day period.  A few local Stockholm designers worth checking out: Whyred; Filippa K; and Nakkna.

I can’t wait to see what my favorite designers have up their sleeves for Spring 2011!

Bassike Spring/Summer 2011

Collections for Spring and Summer 2011 are here! This is the first look at Australian label Bassike shown during Rosemount Australian Fashion Week. The collection proved to be one of RAFW favorites featuring double denim, heavy black and white stripes, Rodarte-esque knits and origami folding. needless to say, the Bassike runway was anything but basic. What I liked best about the collection was the casual tops and dresses for women pictured here.

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