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Summer 2019 Essentials: The Tamper Bikini and Augustini Flare Pants


Trends for beach jaunts and poolside hangouts are sometimes slow to establish themselves at the start of the summer season. Minimalistic styles seem to reign over busy prints this year, but there is still room to conquer your base tan in something other than the black bikini you have had for three years. Neon colors that have gained increasing popularity include lime green and hot pink. Neon suits have been highly visible on popular style icons in 2019, as have refined, simple stripes and suits incorporating soft, refined textures.

The textured monochrome fabric trend is something that multiple designers bought into, as seen in summer drops from this past month. I for one believe that textured, stretchy fabrics are perfect for days spent lounging in the sun, because let’s be real - we all want to be able to enjoy the poolside fries, the Mr. Softee ice cream, and all the refreshing beverages on perfect summer days. Who honestly wants a vodka-water-lime when there is ice cold beer and frosé?

Small ruching patterns and miniature ruffles create an effect that mimics mesh, molding to your body and enabling a cozy stretch instead of a feeling of confinement in your bathing suit. The fabric supports you in the way that good athleisure wear does - keeping everything in place while providing a comfortable lift. The Tamper Ruffle Bikini provides a deliciously soft textured suit that will mold to your body. You will be free to curl up, eat those fries, and sweat out your margaritas in the sun.

                            

The wonderful thing about this fabric - and ruffles in general - is that you achieve a soft, patterned look without the intensity of a bold or busy pattern. The top provides solid coverage and ample lift, and the skinny straps are soft, supple, and adjustable.

Additionally, the breathability of the fabric lends itself well to even the most sweltering days in the sun. This bikini can withstand Southeast Asia’s blinding UV rays and 100 + degree temperatures--nothing's worse than feeling exceedingly clammy or sweaty in a bathing suit. The breathability also contributes to its ability to dry quickly.

The Tamper Ruffle Bikini from Marigold Shadows comes in ten colors - Black, Coco, Creamsicle (shown), Mustard, Olive, Rust, Sea, Snow, Wine, and Baby Pink.

If you are looking for an elevated town-to-beach ensemble, I would suggest Augustini Flare Pants. Perfect stretch material, with a flowing carefree ruffled leg, these cropped pants paired with the Tamper Ruffle top of your choice would be whimsical and serve some serious nautical vibes. Fitting for any beach, pool, restaurant, or resort, this is an easy summer alternative to wearing a beach towel around your waist.

              

Just your luck, Marigold Shadows is having a sale, enabling you to take 20% off of all ruffled items this week - secure this essential summer bikini soon!


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