This post originally appeared on Style of Sport, a website dedicated to obsessively covering the intersection of fitness and fashion in an active lifestyle. It’s half sartorialist, half sweaty, and we love it.
The summer season kicked off last weekend and it’s time to hit the beach! Surf and SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) have inspired a whole new genre of swimwear that includes leggings, crop tops, rash guards, short wetsuits, and long sleeve swimsuits that are perfect for all your favorite water sports. Bright, colorful, and graphic, Style of Sport has found technical pieces that have great sexy style to turn heads on dry land too!
LEFT COLUMN: MARA HOFFMAN ELECTROLIGHT PRINTED RACER BACK BIKINI $240. Sexy and sporty, this rainbow colored, polka dot splattered bikini has an athletic racer-back and low-rise briefs. It’s made for all your water sports and is reversible too! CYNTHIA ROWLEY SHARK DETERRENT WETSUIT $315. The graphic pattern of this designer wetsuit is proven to help deter shark attacks (let’s not put this to the test), but its chic style will attract everyone else. PRANA RAI SWIM TIGHT $68.95. Swim leggings offer muscle support and skin protection for paddling and swimming, and these prAna swim tights do it with a little boho style. Favorite features are a wide comfortable waist band, zippered back pocket with a drainage hole, and built-in UPF 50+ sun protection. Matching bikini tops and swimsuits are available too at prAna.com. RIVIERA PADDLESURF VANTAGE ART SERIES SUP PADDLE $399. Who wants a boring black stand up paddle, when you can have one as fun and colorful as the rest of your outfit! The Vantage Art series paddles are top of line full carbon fiber, which means they are lightweight, fast and efficient. Available in 2 blade widths of 8″ and 8.5″.
CENTER COLUMN: RIP CURL MODERN MYTH CAP SLEEVE RASHGUARD $49.50. Hit the waves with this colorful geometric print rashguard. Back zipper features tassel pull for easy on and off. SURFTECH DISCOVERY FLORAL SUP $1199. This floral stand up paddleboard is as much fun to look at as it is to ride. With just enough rocker for the waves, it is smooth and stable on flat water too, with a wide standing area that makes it suitable for all ability levels.
RIGHT COLUMN: ORLEBAR BROWN + EMILIO PUCCI LUISA PRINTED RASHGUARD $315. Two chic fashion swim brands, Orlebar Brown and Emilio Pucci, have united in one capsule swim and surf collection. This fab rashguard features a classic pattern from the 1978 Pucci archives, and is crafted from a smooth sand-resistant fabric with built-in UPF50+ protection. BREATHE BY BODY GLOVE SURF CAPRIS $75. Ideal for for all your beach sports from hiking to yoga to stand up paddleboarding, these water leggings feature quick-drying fabric, smooth flatlock seams and super-stylish graphics. MAAJI BLUE RIBBON ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT $148.95. Whether surfing, paddling or swimming, this sexy long sleeve one piece will have you looking hot for all your favorite water sports.
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