By Jesse L. Brooks


With summer officially landing this month it's time to pull out the swimwear and soak up some rays. Choosing swimwear is usually not an event most women look forward to, but as long as you find a cut that flatters your body and makes you feel good, you're on the right path. It's hard to go wrong with a classic bikini when you are working on your tan. It's the simple shapes and flattering hues that make On the Island's swimwear designs so appealing. This stretch fabric triangle bikini top and tie bottom briefs in a khaki-green shade are inspired by the earthy tones of the Mediterranean, and finished with a sleek logo-engraved clasp in gold-tone metal.

One of the chicest ways to add a little style to your poolside look is a flowy cover-up, which also comes in handy when you're feeling a little modest. 

Marios Schwab's eye for modern glamour translates seamlessly in this olive-green and grey leopard-print dress. It is cut from feather-fine silk georgette that will flow weightless as you move, and wraps simply around the body with a matching tie to secure the waist. Since we are going for a glamorous yet still practical look, accessories are a must. The 'Estee' sandals by Pedro Garcia are detailed in thin, bejeweled crisscross straps, and a comfortable 1/4 inch heel. While a regular, run of the mill flip flop could certainly be worn here, we like how the slight sparkle elevates our shoe choice. Our muse for this look is very much an Old Hollywood starlet; think Elizabeth Taylor lounging at the Beverly Hills Hotel circa 1970. That means an over-sized hat is in order. Eugenia Kim is known for her fabulous hats and this one with its wide brim and sequin message is a perfect match for our summery ensemble. Oversized sunglasses are next on our checklist and this pair from Chloé offers a cool retro vibe that fits right in with our other accessories. Rounding things out with some warm weather beauty, we realize not everyone wants to risk sun damage, so that's where self tanners steps in. This refreshing self-tanning lotion by La Mer absorbs quickly for an even, perfectly natural-looking glow with no streaks. Whether its vacationing at the beach or simply relaxing by the pool, you are sure to have 'Fun In The Sun' in this glam and gorgeous look.