Photography by Richie Chance
Bathing Suit by American Apparel
One of my favorite parts about Italy was the time spent beach side in Santa Maria. After the Amalfi Coast it was nice to spend some time at a beach with only a handful of locals and a little beach bungalow pumping jazz music. The water was crystal clear, displaying the sea life like a placid glass case. With perfectly hot weather in store it was the ideal afternoon for doing nothing more than lounging around in a bikini. I picked up this one at American Apparel just before I left on my trip. I love, love, love pieces like this because I like to have multifunctional clothing, especially when traveling.
Although this suit is most definitely made for the water, it’s super cute to wear with a skirt (high waisted pencil or skater) or pair with denim shorts. I bought the same suit in black and found it works really well as a sexy top at night. Side boob, anyone? Anyways, American Apparel always has a few great pieces like this one that are simple to dress up or down so if you’re ever in the market for something classic and understated, might I recommend you take a peek at what they have in store. And most definitely check out Santa Maria di Castellabate should you find yourself driving the coast of Italy in search of a sleepy little beach town.