Now that Memorial Day has passed and summer has unofficially begun, we're eagerly anticipating the rest of our weekends. Whether your plans involve seaside getaways (hello Sandy Hook!) or just spreading a blanket out in Sheep Meadow, you’re no doubt on the hunt for a new swimsuit and sleek pair of shades. In our latest Shop-A-Matic we scoured the stores to find our favorite swimsuits and sunglasses. Looking for a slinky two-piece? We have 32 options ranging from itsy-bitsy to subtly revealing. If one-pieces are more your style, we have ten ideas that are far from frumpy. Check those out along with board shorts and sunglasses here, but click ahead to see some of our favorites below.
Summer Nostalgic Bikini by Rachel Pally
Price: Top and bottom, each $98.
Why We Like It: If you're feeling teeny-bikini phobic, try a high-waisted suit instead. The bottom will conceal any waistline worries while separates reveal a hint of skin to keep the look from being dowdy.
Reversible Ivy Bikini by Gap
Price: Top, $37; bottom, $35.
Why We Like It: Liberty-style prints have seen a resurgence in popularity this spring, but can be cloyingly sweet at times. This version is skimpy enough to give the print a sexy edge.
Why We Like It: Wayfarer-style sunglasses have become ubiquitous, but a fun floral print keeps the look fresh.
Speed Blur Board Short by Rusty
Why We Like It: Made with an ultralightweight fabric that's meant to dry quickly, these eye-catching shorts won't feel clammy or damp after a dip.
Metal Glide Aviators by Ray-Ban
Why We Like It: A bright-blue metal frame adds an unexpected pop of color to any ensemble.