Friday, July 23, 2021

Ageless Style: Swimwear!

 It’s time again for my quarterly Ageless Style post! For any new faces around here, every quarter I get together with a fantastic and diverse group of bloggers to style similar wardrobe staples or seasonal trends in a variety of ways. What makes this series fun, is that we have a representative from every age group to show you how they would style the specific trend or staple we have chosen for the quarter. I share a lot of trend styling for the 20-30 something year old woman and I'm excited to show options for all ages. It's my hope with this series to continue to inspire you with great style no matter your age.

Unfortunately, this will be our last Ageless Style post. My fellow Cleveland Bloggers and I have decided to end the series. We were excited to share Ageless Style with you for over two years. I have received so much feedback on how you love this series and I’m sorry to see it come to an end. But it is my hope that you still reach out or DM with any styling needs, the ladies and I will always be here to help with all your fashion questions!

For our last Ageless Style post, we all got out of our comfort zone for you by strapping on some swimwear and showing what true Ageless style is all about.  For many, like myself, when we hear the word “swimwear” its a little horrifying. I will admit, when I received this quarter's Ageless Style prompt of swimwear I was a little hesitant. After two kids, my body isn’t exactly where I want it to be, and all the imperfections come out in a bathing suit under the bright gaze of the sun.  But then I remembered that the whole point of these Ageless Style posts is to show beauty at every age no matter what you're wearing. So this mama of two, pulled on her new favorite one piece and strutted her stuff poolside to show you how I do swimwear!

It is my hope, with this blog post, that all my 30 something mama's out there get inspire to just WEAR THE SUIT! Remember our babies don't remember what we wore, they just remembered that we were there and had fun!! Whether its a one piece, high-waisted, or bikini, wear the suit that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful. I hope this final Ageless Style post gives you all the confidence you need this summer to strut your stuff in your favorite swimwear!!!

20’s Blogger: Taylor of Cin City Chic

IG: cincitychic

Bio: Hello! My name is Taylor and I am the Content Creator for the lifestyle blog CinCityChic. CinCityChic encompasses fashion, beauty, and lifestyle topics. I am passionate about cultivating creative inspiration to help others boost their confidence. Cincinnati is home and I incorporate upcoming events, local stores, and my personal recommendations within my blog about the amazing 513. As an explorative and fun-loving millennial, I am still finding my own path in this world. CinCityChic is my escape and journey that I enjoy sharing with others!  

Styling Notes: Anybody is a swimsuit body! Swimsuits to some can be terrifying, because you’re exposing more parts of your body. Growing up, I was not a fan. However, as I grow comfortable with myself and my body, I embrace it! God gave me this body, so I am

going to flaunt it. So either like it or love it, it’s gonna get shown ha! 

My platform aims to always show inclusivity, especially within the plus size community. I am a huge advocate of wearing whatever makes you happy! So choosing this quarter's theme of “Swimwear” was exciting to me. At any age swimwear can be worn!

Here I am wearing a favorite swimsuit of mine from Target. Target has a great selection, variety, styles, and sizes that cater to all. More than likely you’ll always catch me in a two piece, and this lilac color compliments my skin tone. 

30’s Blogger: Stacy of Styled by Stacy

IG: Styled_by_Stacy

Bio: Hi Friends! My name is Anastasia (Stacy) and I’m the fashion guru behind Styled by Stacy.  I’m a lover of everything about the fashion industry from it’s unique designs and art to its ever-changing atmosphere. I started my blog because I wanted to share my love of fashion, creativity, and my style with people everywhere. Styled by Stacy offers trend styling, my fashion favorites, and a love for my city, The CLE!

40’s Blogger: That Misfit Mama Bear Life With Prissy Missy

IG: prissymissydoll

Bio: For those new to my blog, I’m Lesa, better known as Prissy Missy. I am the misfit, quirky fashion-obsessed enby from That Misfit Mama Bear Life With Prissy Missy. When I am not empowering or encouraging others with fashion and flair, I can be found with copious amounts of coffee while helping others with their homeschool journey. I may be a bit eccentric, but hey, that's what makes life interesting, right?

Styling Notes: 

Full transparency moment, I hated swimsuits until my mid-30s. I hated buying them, and I hated wearing them. Also, the idea of someone taking a photo in one horrified me. 

Obviously, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I got over all of it. Surprisingly, it took losing two pregnancies and being at my heaviest for me to start loving myself like I should. Every body is a swimsuit body, and when I realized that, I never turned back!

For me, I love two-piece suits, partly because they are cute. The other part is that I am a mom with little people, and when I take them to the pool, I need to be able to use the bathroom quickly! I love high-waisted bottoms and the skater skirt style! 

With this challenge though, I wanted to show off one of the cute tops that I got this summer. Target has been my swimsuit happy place this summer, and they have really stepped up with sizing and availability for plus sizes! Needless to say, I got four new swimsuit tops for this summer! As for the swimsuit cover up, this was something a little new for me. For years, I have had the ugly sack-like ones, and I am sooooo over it! I saw these cute cover up pants, and was like, "Oh yeah!" They are super comfy too!

Styling Tips: 

Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone now and then even if you are only doing it in the comfort of your backyard. I always talk about body love as being a journey, and it is. So if you are not a fan of the swimsuit, start with baby steps. Get a cover up that doesn't look like a tent and then work on finding a swimsuit that fits your style and comfort level!

50’s Blogger: Betsy of Natty Gal

IG: nattygaldotcom

Bio:  Hello, friend!  I’m Betsy, the Cleveland blogger behind Natty Gal, wife to Gavin, and fur-mom to Dolce, our Bichon-Frise pup.  Fun Facts: I’m a capsule wardrobe enthusiast, love adventuring to new countries and experiencing foreign cultures, and am committed to life-long learning and personal growth.  Natty Gal shares inspiration for creating a simple, stylish, and satisfying life via a mixture of lifestyle, fashion, and travel posts. I love to support women that are working toward becoming their best selves.  I’d love to invite you to check out my blog and become a part of the Natty Gal family!

Styling Notes: Moment of truth….when Taylor announced swimwear as the Ageless Style selection for this summer, I felt a bit out of my comfort zone. I’m content/accepting of my body but am naturally a bit self-conscious and modest. In general, blogging has been great for getting more comfortable with putting myself out there and caring less about what other people think.  This swimsuit shoot now takes that to the next level, so thank you Taylor for giving me this much needed nudge!  

Normally, tankinis are my go-to swim apparel.  They offer some coverage and are convenient for mixing and matching.  But this summer the suits I’ve tried to order have either been discontinued or delayed in shipping.  With the deadline for this post rapidly approaching and no suit in hand, I made a run to my trusty Target store.  

Always a fan of gingham, I was thrilled to find this navy and white suit with a cute ruffle detail on the shoulder strap! A long torso version is also available for those that struggle with fit in a one-piece.  I paired the suit with my favorite sunnies and a white boyfriend-style beach shirt from RipSkirt Hawaii, one of my favorite brands for travel. I have several of their wrap skirts, which I  highly recommend, and found this shirt to be of the same reliable quality and versatility. The straw Tory Burch bag is aeons old but still one of my favorite summer items!  

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