This post requires a little bit of imagination on your part, work with me please. Let’s pretend that it is actually going to get and stay warm + sunny for longer than a week, this summer in Seattle. When that happens, the likelihood of wanting to in and around water will probably be high. With that, you will need a swimsuit. Last night when I presented to 85 women at Suite Lounge in d/t Bellevue, not one of them had heard of the new swimwear store, Everything But Water in Bellevue Square. The first of their stores in Washington State, that opened this past month, and is a national company with some pretty, amazing swim goddess goodies. From bathing suits, to coverups, to footwear and accessories. And guess what, for ALL shapes and sizes. If you are due for a quality swim piece, be sure to stop by and check them out.
As with everything, I am a huge advocate of mixing high end and bargain priced items but just like your lingerie, it is really important to make sure you have one to three really good, basic pieces, with the fit and support you need. After that, if you want to go nuts in the Target, Forever 21, or H+M swimsuit sections, have at it. If looked after properly, you good suits can last for years and then you can add the latest color or trend with an inexpensive suit every season.
PS: Although not in store, Everything But Water does feature Men’s swim apparel online.