First things first, if you got the LOTR reference that is the title of this post, we should likely be friends. If you didn’t get it, and also have no idea what LOTR is, we can still be friends but you’ll for sure have to get some serious schooling in nerd 101. But for real, this trend really is the one to rule them all and I think I can get an amen from all my girls out there that this trend is here to stay. Enter: the beloved one piece suit.
Yes, the one piece has been around for ages (duh). But only in the last few years have we seen such an increase in the amount of stylish suits available. Hallelujah, sister! Why does this cause me so much excitement? Well, let me tell you. I’m all about rockin’ it in your bikini, but you know what I’m also all about? Burritos. One shouldn’t have to limit themselves to choose between two such sacred things because you’re nervous about feeling a tad bloated after such deliciousness. That’s what these magical pieces of fabric are for. So own that burrito (and margarita) and pull out your favorite one piece and own that ish girl.
Another added benefit? One pieces can 100% moonlight as tops tucked into your favorite pair of cutoffs while on the island (or any beach, or your backyard. You do do, sugar.) Actually, anything goes on the island. I think I lived in this exact “outfit” with a rotating one piece for 90% of our trip. My routine went something like this: wake up, shake out beach hair, repeat outfit, iced coffee, sunshine, read (and then read some more). Ohhh man do I miss that already. Shoutout to Maui for legit being one of the more heavenly places on this planet.
I’ve listed a ton of my favorites below, that are similar to the one I’m wearing. This plunging piece I’m wearing is from Asos, and unfortunately just sold out (I’ll make sure to update y’all if it comes back in stock because it is actually life changing.) That being said, you may just find one below that scratches that island fever you’re feeling. Don’t think I left out the fun print on this one, though. You’ll absolutely find a few that totally nail the palm leaf print which is just about everywhere these days (another trend I can absolutely get on board with!) Palm leaves remind me of beaches. Beaches make me happy. It’s usually quite sunny at said beaches. Sun makes me happy…therefore, palm leafs = happiness. Simplest math I’ve ever done.
Likely daydreaming about the chips and salsa I’m going to have later…
…followed up by imagining the waiter telling us the guac isn’t extra
Sidebar: moments after this little beachy photo session (shoutout to the best photographer in the land, my husband!) we witnessed a whalepod SO close to the shore. I’m talking close enough that if you were feeling a bit daring, you could likely swim out to it. WHAT THE WHAT! We live in Seattle (where Orca’s are quite common) and we’ve been to Maui before, and I have NEVER witnessed whales that were this close to the shore for that long. Luckily, they were safe and sound and not too close that they would be in any danger.
The coolest part about all this? Zach and I both sprinted to the water for a chance to actually SWIM with (or near…whatever) whales. Definitely an experience we’ll never forget! When we went under water we could legitimately hear these exquisite creatures communicating with one another, and the mama was definitely chattin’ it up with her two babies while showing them the ways of the sea. Turns out Dory wasn’t so crazy after all…
Enough chatter out of me, let’s get you into a one piece, my sweet (***burrito’s sold separately)
The One Pieces to Rule Them All
Maaji Swimwear Medusa Palms One Piece
ASOS Pink Palm Print Gathered Halter Swimsuit
Stone Fox Swim Hermosa One Piece
ASOS Mexican Night Print Tie Front Swimsuit
Monki Contrast Knot Front Cutout Swimsuit
ASOS Bright Tassel Trim Batwing Drape Swimsuit
South Beach Bandeau Swimsuit with Contrast Trip
6 Shore Road Wanderlust Bow Cut Out Swimsuit
ASOS Clean Cross Back Mono Stripe Swimsuit
Complete your look with these other summer essentials (can you ever have too many beach hats…?)
P.S. the sunnies I’m wearing in the above photos are Karen Walker dupes, and are LESS THAN $10! EXCLAMATION. UNDERLINE. EXCITEMENT. Seriously though, they. are. amazing. Get them here.