Yes!!! Yeeeeeyyyyy!!!!!!! Summer is finally here!

As I’m still in the city, I’m engaged in a full out pool hunt.

It’s great to get away for a few hours. On Saturday, I spent the afternoon with a friend laying out in the sun on the deck of Chelsea Piers right on the Hudson and honestly, I couldn’t have been happier.

And Friday, I went to the pool (yeah, I swear, it’s not the beach you see. It’s a pool with sand in New York, right nearby my apartment at the Dream Hotel) with Lauren because I wanted to get some photos of my favorite bathing suits of the moment so I could talk to you about them…

As summer starts, I always lean toward simplicity.

That’s why they’re black, chic, and perfect for feeling cool as summer begins (you know, when you’re a little less tan and you feel totally bizarre getting out of the pool right in front of everyone, like me on Saturday? Yeah. That.)(Later on, I’ll show you my favorite beach goddess suits if you’d like)(you know, when it’s toward the end of summer and you feel like being a bathing suit is your natural state and you can’t quite figure out how to put a pair of jeans on?) so for now, swimsuits that draw attention to drama-less areas.

#1: I love the top, super flattering, and the non-straps make tanning way better in this strange land where topless is illegal.

#2: I love this one piece. It’s sexy and chic at the same time, like I would totally see Romy Schneider wearing it and everything Romy would wear is good in my book, and on top of that the one-strap has been my go to since last summer.
All right I agree with you, and as far as tan lines go, they’re hell. You definitely have to take the strap down and say goodbye to the idea of a well-tanned tummy (if you’re in the US at least. In France, I would roll it), but outside of these few small annoyances, there’s nothing more elegant than this one.

#3: The back is so awesome!!! Right? So cool that even the tan line would be cool, like an awesome tattoo. Or am I going too far?

Voilà!!! What’s your favorite?

Oh, and: #1 Norma Kamali, #2 Shimmi, #3 ASOS
Thank you to the Dream Hotel for making us feel we were at the beach in the middle of New York!

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Translation : Tim Sullivan