We’re looking to the stars this summer and asking them for guidance. “Please, stars, help us find the perfect bathing suit based on our zodiac signs,” we plead, imagining the smell of sunscreen and days filled with self-reflection by the pool. Since we can’t yet interpret what these celestial bodies are trying to tell us as they twinkle in the sky, we’ve reached out to astrologer Jessica Adams, who is helping us creatively use the cosmos to plan a beach look with an astrological twist.
If there’s one person on this planet who understands the complexity of human emotion, it’s you. And though it may not feel like it at times, that is a beautiful thing. Much like the ocean, you have a great depth to you, one that’s bubbling with a range of feels. This allows you to readily sympathize with others, to help those around you feel seen. Yes, this can be exhausting, and that’s exactly why you should take to the water with a swimsuit as oceanic as you are. We’re thinking this Kulani Kinis Abstract One-Piece from Forever 21 ($62) will speak to your soul.
The “Most Likely to be Famous” award goes to you every time, doesn’t it? That’s because you have the personality traits for a star in the making. You’re passionate about what you do, and you have the creative energy to back it up. Plus, you’re not afraid to lead the way when it comes to those areas of your life that make you feel confident. As someone who’s not afraid to show off what they’ve got, swimsuits fall under this category, and that’s why we can easily picture you slipping into a suit fit for a leading lady. With this in mind, in Swimsuits For All’s Leading Lady Bikini ($53.20) you’re sure to shine.
With a personality that’s as attuned and careful as yours, we can’t exactly imagine you throwing yourself into anything — including any ‘ol swimsuit. Everything in your life has been curated, looked at from all sides with a close eye. After all, you know what you like and that helps you hone in on the small details. Keeping with this theme, we can picture you on the beach in a modest one-piece that allows you to feel comfortable in your own skin. Add in a few details — such as a gingham frill — and you are golden. What we’re looking at: ASOS’ Peek & Beau Gingham Frill One Shoulder Swimsuit B-F Cup ($60).
Quality over quantity, right? As someone who has an eye for the finer things in life, you love to surround yourself with art that’s as beautiful as it is thought-provoking. This can apply to everything in your life, from the clothes you wear to the lamp on your nightstand. You like a sense of peace and order in your life, and your environment should help you achieve that. A pool or beach day is no exception, which is why we love Solid & Striped’s The Ballerina One-Piece ($158) for you — it has a special something, and just from the image alone (those colors!), we already feel a sense of balance in the world.
We’re not going to go for the obvious. Promise! Right off the bat, people often associate you solely with the color black; you’re edgy, passionate, mysterious, and yes, sexy. But, as someone who can be a bit stubborn, we also understand your need to subvert the obvious, to shirk labels and do whatever feels right for you in the moment. With this in mind, we went with something a little less obvious — but still edgy, and yes, black — for your swimsuit. It’s the Dolls Kill Jaded London Black Rose Embroidered Bikini ($68 and $58). The black helps you stay true to you, but the blood-red roses give it a little something unexpected.
It’s go time. Always on the move, always thinking of what’s next, wondering about the wonders of the world — that’s you at your best. With your independent spirit and love of freedom, you have to be prepared for anything. If you have a destination in mind and feel the thrill of discovery, then it honestly doesn’t matter what swimsuit you pack in your bags. As long as it gets the job done, you’re golden. After all, you need room for all those treasures you’ll likely bring back from your trip. Let’s go for a classic: the Forever 21 Unique Vintage Polka-Dot Bikini ($45 and $38). Now grab your bucket list and get going.
Though you likely don’t have a second for a quick dip in the pool, we’re going to hope you do take some much-needed relaxation time for yourself this summer. So why not get a swimsuit that will inspire you to do so! As someone who throws themselves into their work, with responsibility and self-control always on the brain, we can’t help but pick out a suit that combines the best of both worlds. We know you appreciate practicality, but it’s okay to have a little lighthearted fun every now and again. We’re not going to go crazy, we just love Anthropologie’s Zinnia Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit ($118). It’s fun, yet timeless, and looks at though it was beautifully made.
If you’re at the pool or taking a trip to the beach, it’s likely that you’re more focused on the friends you’re with and the experiences you’re having — not what you’re wearing. With this in mind, you’re going to want a swimsuit that will last, one you can wear until it’s dust. So instead of spending your hard-earned cash on your beach attire, year after year, you can put that money towards going on adventures with those you love most. This J.Crew Scoopback One-Piece Swimsuit ($88) will never go out of style, so you have nothing to worry about during all the pool parties you’re going to this summer.
We’re just going to come right out and say it: Your imagination is the stuff of dreams. When you’re not using your creative nature to make art happen in your day-to-day life, you can easily be found with your head in the clouds, pondering the beauty of the universe. Since you are ever-inspired by your surroundings, bodies of water are no exception, and it’s likely that your artistic eye will take over whenever you slip on your swimsuit. To help you dress the part (with some fashion art), there’s ASOS’ Warehouse Pansy Pop High Neck Bikini Top ($32). I mean, who wouldn’t feel inspired by psychedelic pansies?
Everything in your life tends to have a purpose, as you can’t afford distractions on your way to the top. In other words, you have an energy within you that can best be described as determined, and that’s exactly what makes you a great leader. Now, when we picture you at the beach or by the pool, we can’t exactly imagine you sitting still. After all, there’s always something that can be accomplished, whether that be a refreshing swim or a game of beach volleyball. To translate this into the world of swimwear, we can picture you in something sporty, in a suit you can move in: Forever 21’s Plus Size Mesh Bikini ($15.90 and $17.90).
You never do anything half-assed, to be completely blunt. You’re either all in or all out. Hot or cold. Ready to spend the big bucks or prepare to be super frugal. In this sense, you are reliable. You are a stable source, one who thinks before they act and then goes all in. Even something as simple as swimsuit shopping can harbor plenty of meaning for you. You will spend as much time as you need feeling fabrics, comparing prices, and making sure you get what you pay for. To pay tribute to your sign, we’ve spent just as much time searching for your perfect suit. What we came up with is Gap’s Bandeau Tie Bikini Top ($44.95). It’s affordable, but super cute and beautifully designed.
Communication is an important part of your life, as you have a lot of thoughts and feelings that need to be released. It’s also good for you to communicate what’s going on within your soul, since it assists those around you in helping you cope with whatever is going on — whether that be a good day you want to celebrate, or a bad day that needs to be gone. Playing off of this, we can picture you in a swimsuit that sends a message, one that will make you smile no matter what kind of day you’re having. The Forever 21 Get Salty One-Piece Swimsuit ($30.90) already has us smiling.