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Steal vs. splurge swimwear: Sporty

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Sporty bikinis and fun beach accessories

Whether you are playing volleyball or just soaking up the rays, you want a swimsuit that looks good and is comfortable too. This summer, look for a sporty suit with boyshort bottoms to make you feel a little more confident. Whether you are looking for a steal or you really want to spurge, we have the perfect bikini for you.


Sporty bikinis and fun beach accessories

Swimsuit: Striped boy-short bikini

When you want a little more coverage in the rear, pick a swimsuit with boy-shorts rather than traditional bikini bottoms. This Old Navy striped boy-short bikini comes in sizes XS through XL and in two different colors. The cami-style top features beaded halter straps and removable padding. The swim top and bottoms are sold separately with each piece under $20.
Sporty bikinis and fun beach accessories

Tote: Magid wide- stripe rope tote

In the summer, you need a sporty tote that will hold everything from sunscreen to your iPad. This roomy paper straw tote fits the bill at over 17 inches wide. This durable tote features a recycled plastic lining and zipper closure. You can get this Magid beach tote on sale for about $50 right now at Endless.

Sporty bikinis and fun beach accessories

Sunglasses: Mango aviator sunglasses

Put the exclamation point on your summer look with a fabulous pair of aviator sunglasses. Aviators are a classic choice that stays on-trend every year. Sunglasses don't have to cost a small fortunate. You can snag this pair of aviator style sunglasses at Mango for under $25.


Sporty bikinis and fun beach accessories

Swimsuit: Rag & Bone bikini

If you want to splurge on a designer bikini this season, turn to the collection of adorable swimsuits from Rag & Bone. Their Fiji boyshort bikini features trending colorblocking in a stunning orange and turquoise color combination. The top has halter straps while the bottoms feature a flattering boyshort cut. Priced at $125 for the top and $115 for the bottom, this designer bikini is quite a splurge.
Sporty bikinis and fun beach accessories

Tote: Rafe New York Kim straw tote

Gather your things in a big straw tote. This Rafe New York tote is large enough for all your summertime essentials. Created from raffia and accented with double leather top handles, this roomy beach bag is on sale now at Bloomingdale's, marked down from $275 to $135.
Sporty bikinis and fun beach accessories

Sunglasses: Burberry aviator sunglasses

Splurge on a pair of shades that will last for years and years. These Burberry metal aviator sunglasses are a magnificent choice. They feature check-etched temples, 100 percent UV protection and a classic design. You can get these sunglasses from Nordstrom for $230 a pair in your choice of three colors.

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