Seems Toronto has finally gotten my memo (to be a little more L.A.) with so many chic, new poolside venues to frequent this summer like the new Cabana Pool Bar at Polson Pier. Of course, heading to a pool party of this calibre requires a suit far more stylish than the one you'd drag to the cottage or sport at a water park. With that in mind, here are 6 swimwear stunners you can rock poolside plus a few extras to take you down the
1. Adriana Degreas slit front swimsuit via FARFETCH.com
2. Larissa swimsuit via Abercrombie
3. Topshop Banana Leaf Bikini via Nordstrom.com
4. Norma Kamali Walter Mio Ruched Bandeau swimsuit via Net-A-Porter.com
5. Marina West Fringe Plunge Monokin via Amazon.com
6. Crisscross Geo Bandeau via Forever21.com
Dry Off: Navy Zebra Beach Towel with strap via NeimanMarcus.com
Say No To Sunburns: Jacquard Weave Beach Hat via LOFT
Stay Afloat : C. Wonder Inflatable Swim Innertube via CWonder.com
Stash Your Stuff: New York Beach Club Basket via Kate Spade
Cover Up: LemLem Walsh Neon Striped Tunic via Black Caviar
Now, you can spend a fortune on gorgeous swimwear... I've been trying to justify investing in a $300+ Norma Komali number for ages, but you really can fake fabulous in a much cheaper suit by finding one that offers the perfect fit and styling yourself with luxe looking accessories like a silky wrap, metallic sandals and a great pair of designer shades. Pull it all together with a natural looking spray tan and a heavy dose of confidence and you'll definitely turn heads. If you do choose to go for a pricier suit, be sure to treat it royally so it'll take you through a few vacations. Wash with mild detergent after spending time in the surf and hang to dry only -- no quick dries! Balance your bankbook by pairing with simple and affordable accessories so your suit is the star of the show.
-- Tamika Auwai is our resident Style Editor, Shopping Enthusiast and Wardrobe Expert.
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