Alternative to Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikinis...

It's been about 77 degrees and sunny where I live lately.  And although it's not officially Summer, it sure feels that way. 

Confession - it's almost always 77 degrees and sunny where I live (except for that time  12 members of my family came to visit to escape an East Coast winter and it rained for 10 days straight.  I thought all the animals were going to line up two by two and I had missed a major memo.  They haven't been back since.  If you're reading this, I PROMISE THAT WAS A FLUKE!!! COME BACK!)

With perfect weather year round, it's important to think about SPF every single day.  This summer, I decided to try out Rash Guards in addition to the requisite bikini.   No, I am not "trying to cover up your stomach" as my honey bunches of IN BIG TROUBLE asked me when I told him this.  I just think it's a good look!  I love the idea of leaving a little bit to imagination while also doing your skin some good.  

See below for my favorites.

 

 

www.jcrew.com.  love the nautical look - so refreshing!

www.jcrew.com.  love the nautical look - so refreshing!

www.jcrew.com.  this rash guard is in a signature print from London's Liberty Art Fabrics.  Liberty is my FAVORITE store NOT ONLY in the whole wide world BUT ALSO the world wide web...

www.jcrew.com.  this rash guard is in a signature print from London's Liberty Art Fabrics.  Liberty is my FAVORITE store NOT ONLY in the whole wide world BUT ALSO the world wide web...

www.pretasurf.com.  

www.pretasurf.com.  

www.pretasurf.com.  can't you see this on our US olympic swim team?!  er, would have to add some key colors like BLUE, but still...

www.pretasurf.com.  can't you see this on our US olympic swim team?!  er, would have to add some key colors like BLUE, but still...

www.pretasurf.com.  a red carpet ready look...

www.pretasurf.com.  a red carpet ready look...

www.roxy.com.  

www.roxy.com.  

www.theseea.com.  LOVE this.  retro & flattering, there's something sexier about this look than most bikinis i'm seeing these days.

www.theseea.com.  LOVE this.  retro & flattering, there's something sexier about this look than most bikinis i'm seeing these days.