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A Look Ahead to the Upcoming Summer Season: Tips from Aliya

As the warmth of summer beckons, thoughts naturally turn to sun-soaked days by the water, lounging in stylish swimwear that effortlessly merges fashion with functionality. 

The summer season is truly the time of year when I see all my creations in their element. Whether taking a trip to somewhere special or staying nearer to home and focusing on relaxation, each Ôsalé piece was designed with those long summer days in mind.

While planning your summer wardrobe undoubtedly brings joy to many, it can also evoke a sense of apprehension as we transition from the cosy layers of winter to the breezy wear of summer. For some, the thought of shedding those layers and baring more skin can be daunting, leading to a temporary lapse in confidence. We may find ourselves forgetting what our summer style once was or feeling uncertain about how to navigate the sea of swimwear options.

But fret not! I’m excited to share a couple of insights to make sure you'll embark on your swimwear shopping journey with renewed confidence and undeniable flair. Aliya's expertise not only demystifies the process of selecting the perfect swimsuit but also empowers you to embrace your unique style and celebrate your body with self-assurance.

Sustainable fashion choices with Ôsalé

1. Choose Your Day Wisely:

Going shopping for swimwear can be a bit daunting, but I always advise selecting a day when you're feeling good about yourself. Confidence, after all, is the best accessory. And for an extra boost, a touch of fake tan or freshly washed hair can work wonders!

2. Mix and Match for the Perfect Fit:

I’m a big believer in flexibility to suit the diversity of body shapes we have. At Ôsalé, bikinis are sold as separates, offering the flexibility to mix and match sizes for the perfect fit. After all, not everyone is the same size on top and bottom, and customization ensures both comfort and style.

So when you’re looking for your next summer bikini and find that you take different sizes top and bottom, save yourself the hassle and immediately go for brands that allow you to mix and match.

3. Embrace the Right Cut:

The right cut can make all the difference. I recommend avoiding pieces that cover your least favourite bits, as this can accentuate them. Opt for styles like Brazilian-cut bottoms, which may be more revealing but create the illusion of a smaller bottom. Even high-waisted bikini bottoms like the Jasmine feature small coverage across the bum, with a straight cut that's slimming.

The cut of the leg also plays a crucial role. If you're shorter, opt for a slightly higher cut leg, as this lengthens your legs and creates a flattering silhouette.

4. Choose Colours and Prints that Flatter:

When it comes to colours and prints, don't blindly follow trends. Trends go out of fashion quickly and will leave your wardrobe feeling bare next season.

Instead, choose hues and patterns that complement your colouring and skin tone. Darker colours are generally more slimming, while prints can be used strategically to disguise areas you might be concerned about.

5. Opt for Versatility in Holiday Dressing:

For holiday dressing, prioritise comfort in the heat and versatility. Holidays are all about going with the flow and not feeling like you have to run up and get changed before you move to the next thing.  

With this in mind, I always suggest opting for easy, versatile pieces that seamlessly transition from beach to bar. This way, you’re never caught out.

The Amanda Dress, crafted from lightweight viscose, epitomises this ethos, effortlessly thrown over a bikini for daytime lounging or elevated with wedges for evening glamour.

Planning for versatility will make sure you can pack light and fully embrace a spontaneous holiday.

Ôsalé sustainable swim and resort wear

6. Invest in Quality:

Finally, invest in well-made swimwear that's built to last. Despite how tempting it is to opt for budget, fast fashion options, the pros of investing in sustainable fashion are far greater. 

Not only are you paying for quality made to last, but also for fashion that is ethically made and environmentally-friendly. Learn more in this article: “Fashion for the Future: Sustainable Choices in the Fast Fashion Age”.

With proper care, your swimsuit can withstand countless summers. Always rinse your swimsuit after swimming to remove salt and chlorine, and hand wash with a mild soap or baby shampoo to preserve the integrity of the fabric.

Ôsalé sustainable swimwear

7. Be Mindful of your Fabrics:

Discerning which fabrics a brand uses is a good way to figure out just how high their quality is. 

Your fabric choice not only contributes to how your swimsuit looks on you but also how it feels on you. There’s nothing worse than getting that perfect one-piece, only to find the material stretches after two uses. 

At Ôsalé, we opt for sustainable fabrics where possible, ensuring you get the best quality possible.

I hope these tips and insights guide your swimwear selections, ensuring you're both stylish and sustainable in the summer ahead. 

As you embark on your summer adventures, remember that your swimwear is not just a piece of fabric—it's a reflection of your confidence, beauty, and individuality. With Ôsalé's commitment to sustainability and quality, you can feel good about your choices, knowing that you're not only looking stylish but also making a positive impact on the planet.

So embrace the warmth of the sun, the beauty of the beach, and the joy of summer, knowing that you're doing so with style, confidence, and sustainability in mind. Here's to a season filled with sunshine, laughter, and unforgettable memories.



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