When choosing what to wear for any occasion, we’re big proponents of borrowing from others (hello, boyfriend jeans), and one constant source of inspiration for us is athletes. Whether it’s a chic baseball cap or stylish sneakers, we love spicing up our outfits-and our swimwear—with sporty details.
Get the image of your awkward one-piece Speedo from high school out of your head, and open your mind to the possibility of swimsuits that are sexy and sporty. Think: mesh panels, racer backs and athletic stripes. The trick is to find a flattering cut that reveals enough while still being playful.
Stand out from a sea of string-bikinis in a cobalt blue scuba inspired one-piece by Cynthia Rowley featuring a neon green zipper down the front. And since suits in bright colors with darker contour color-blocking along the sides have an instant slimming effect, you’ll look sharp and feel amazing in Lululemon’s scoop-neck two-piece. Complete your summer style game by adding a fabulous cover-up and flip-flops that can take you from the beach to the street faster than you can say “hand me the SPF.”
Take a look at the gallery above for 10 sexy sportswear-inspired bathing suits to wear this summer.