Fashion File: Dive in with the latest bikini styles; Find the suit that suits your taste

Gillian Rush, Staff Writer

‘Tis the season for long beach days, warm weather and, more importantly, no school! As the school year comes to a close, it is finally time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the long summer ahead. With these summer and beach fashion tips, your beach get-up will make this summer even more fun and chic.
Whether you are basking in the sun at the pool or diving through waves at the beach, the perfect swimsuit is essential. Target suits are a popular favorite amongst teenagers at beaches everywhere. If you are on a budget and looking to spend a little less, Target has a wide selection of styles, sizes and colors, so you are bound to find the perfect suit. Prices start as low as $12 and rarely exceed $50.
“I like the bathing suits from Target because they’re really well priced and I don’thavetospendalot,”saidjuniorBari Cohen. “There’s also a wide variety of suits to choose from, so I always find a lot of things I like.”
If you are able to spend some extra money on a suit this summer, Triangl Swimwear bikinis are taking the world by storm! The neoprene two-pieces, sold exclusively through the Triangl website, are excellent quality and are worth every cent. The brand’s popularity has increased over the past few years and sales appear to be skyrocketing. The signature black lines that cross the suits can be spotted on every corner.
Another favorite brand that is seemingly on every waterfront is Victoria’s Secret. This brand provides its consumers with bathing suits of every shape, size, color and price. On the Victoria’s Secret website, you can create your own bathing uit with your preference of pattern, style and size. These styles include strapless, triangle, bandeau, halter, one-pieces, two- pieces, and more. Pink, a store affiliated with Victoria’s Secret, which specifically targets younger consumers, also sells fun, affordable suits.
“The bathing suits from Victoria’s Secret and Pink are my favorite because they’re really cute and last a long time. There’s a lot of different styles to choose from so everything is really unique,” said freshman Maddi Jester.
However, there is more to summer than just the bathing suits you wear to the beach. Sunglasses and cover-ups are also an essential part of every beach outfit.
No one likes the summer sun shining right in his or her eyes. With the hundreds of styles and brands to choose from, finding sunglasses that fit your preference is far from a breeze. Sometimes only the best will do, and in that case, saving money for a pair of RayBan sunglasses is totally worth it. Not only do the various shapes of glasses look good on every face they meet, they also protect your eyes against the powerful summer UV rays. In addition, sunglasses can make or break an outfit. However, you do not have to spend all your money on one pair of glasses. At places like Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, and PacSun, affordable and fashionable sunglasses are a popular buy. They are a good last minute add-on, and can be replaced as often as you would like. Black, brown, colorful, floral… the possibilities never end!
As for cover ups, a T-shirt and shorts may always be the easiest route. But if you are looking for a more stylish choice this summer season, flowy dresses from stores like Free People and Urban Outfitters are easy to slip on and off at the waterfront. Swimsuit cover-ups are an easy way to stay fashionable during a visit to the beach or pool.
As summer quickly approaches, beach essentials are becoming more and more crucial by the day. With these tips, you can stay trendy for the 2015 summer!