The hunt for a new swimsuit was on right before my recent trip to the Cayman Islands. While April and May seemed early to start thinking about summer swimwear (especially since there were days in there that were still technically sweater weather), I just about came up short in finding a new swimsuit in time to bring along on my tropical vacay.
It was mere days before I was set to depart and with no new swimsuits in sight, I figured I would just take my two oldies but goodies from H&M along on the trip. But a stop in at LOFT to stock up on some casual beach essentials, which resulted in a little online shopping from the retailer, saved the day.
Did you know that LOFT has a new line of swimwear called LOFT Beach that is available exclusively online? I was thrilled to stumble on a whole page of gorgeous suits that were exactly what I had spent two months looking for in many different stores.
Enter the gingham bikini with a bandeau top (that can be worn with or without straps) and high waist bottoms. It was love at first sight when I saw this beauty online and I immediately added it to my shopping cart. The style deviates a lot from suits that I would normally gravitate toward, but I liked the gingham pattern and thought the high waist bottoms would be perfect for the beach and would also wear well when going stand up paddle boarding.
I did a little more swimsuit shopping before I moused over and proceeded to checkout. You’ll see the second LOFT suit I purchased in the coming weeks on the blog (although there was a little sneak peek on my Instagram Stories over Memorial Day Weekend).
But the big question was really, would these new suits arrive before my trip? Well, the answer was, yes, if you paid for expedited shipping—which I happily did. The next day, I was the proud owner of two new LOFT swimsuits that were ready to accompany me on my excursion to the Cayman Islands.
I ordered both suits in an extra small and fortunately they fit true to size, wore well, and were comfortable during many hours in the water, laying under the sun, and running back and forth between the condo, the beach, and our neighboring hotel, where we had a few meals during the day. I was impressed with both the fabric and fit of the two suits I got and will definitely be purchasing more suits from LOFT in the near future.
So, now that summer is officially upon us, head over to LOFT online and get beach ready in seconds!