Gulp. Who else is yet to decide on their *swimwear aesthetic* for 2019? Gone are the days when a couple of recycled (from last year, not from Coke cans or anything… that’s a whole other feature) cossie/bikini would see you through a week in the Canary Islands.
With summer fast approaching, many of us (read: all of us) are whiling away the days dreaming of afternoons snoozing on the beach after one too many frozen margaritas. But hark back to that image for a minute… what are you wearing?
With every holiday comes an excuse to really dominate your friends’ Instagram feed with envy-inducing, wholly-shameless #candid shots. And with every new post comes a new outfit, so how to ensure you’re wearing something everyone else isn’t?
Look no further than this Italian label, which is yet to be seen in the mainstream but has already got some serious celebrity approval.
Loved by the likes of Kourtney Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski, Dua Lipa (and a whole host of chic influencers, naturally), Reina Olga is the 80s-inspired swimwear you’ve been waiting for.
Skimpy but not scary, fun but not tasteless, its collections are bursting with interesting prints, patterns and textures while remaining refreshingly simple.
Stocked online at selfridges.com and matchesfashion.com, prices start at £60.
Oh, and make sure you keep this between us. We don’t want this year’s best kept swimwear secret getting out.
We’ll see you on the beach.