My morning Instagram feed, filled with friends (and close relatives, including my twin sis, below) holidaying in Tulum, Morocco, and other near-the-equator hot spots, first inspired serious vacation envy, then a serious swimwear shopping spree. I kicked things off with the Mikoh criss-cross halter bandeau, pictured above (never mind the tan lines, it's the ultimate statement bikini top), knowing I could pair it with a simple black bikini bottom, like this one by J.Crew. (P.S. I also love this dramatic Victoria's Secret halter top--also statement-y, less expensive. Clearly, this look is going to be a thing this summer!) Then I snapped up these cute studded Forever 21 sandals, and finished off with this gorgeous lace cover-up. I'd love to go for this Lisa Mira Fernandez ruffled bikini too but feel like I actually need a tropical vacation plan to warrant it!
Photos: Could I Have That, Tom Dey