okanaganista: how to wear a bikini


American Classic Look:

Boyfriend shirt: Talula via Aritzia
Bracelets: Aldo Accessoris
Shorts: Forever 21 (model’s own)
Boat shoes: H&M (model’s own)
Bikini: Joe Fresh Style (model’s own)


Beach Glamour Look:

Kimono: t.babaton via Aritzia
Shorts: Talula via Aritzia
Hat: American Apparel
Bikini: H&M
Sunnies: Michael Kors
Tote: Talula via Aritzia


California Cool Look:

Silk bouse: Anthropologie
Shorts: American Eagle (model’s own)
Sandals: American Eagle
Scarf: H&M
Necklace: H&M
Bikini: Roxy



Bohemian Chic Look:

Jean Vest: Gap
Bikini: H&M
Dress (worn as skirt): Blonde (model’s own)
Fedora: BCBG (on sale now!)

My fashion article on Castanet this week is all about the bikini! Now, you may look at the title and say “Uh, Alana, that’s kind of obvious.  A bikini consists of two parts, people wear a bikini on the beach, and when they leave they put back on their street clothes”.  Yes, in an ideal world, this is the case.

However, life isn’t always this un-complicated. I live in a beautiful part of the country that attracts a lot of tourists to our beautiful beaches, and a shocking number of these girls believe that a two piece swimsuit equals a two piece outfit. Over the August Long Weekend I hit my breaking point; I’m not sure if it was the row of lady lumps in the line-up at Starbucks or the barely-covered butt cheeks in my face at the grocery store sent me over the edge, but it stoked the fire within me. And so my post was born: How to Wear A Bikini (without looking like a failed Jersey Shore contestant).

This time I decided to style my outfits on a lovely model with a hot physique: Rachel Doell from Daily Routine Blog. I can’t remember having more fun at a shoot! It was such a great experience stepping back from the camera and styling for a change; ,it also had the side benefit of making me really appreciate my wardrobe by seeing my clothes on someone else.  Styling is a huge a passion of mine and I can’t wait to do it again!

Thanks Rachel for your help, you were AMAZING!


One Comment

  1. Alvina wrote:

    Wow, it's so cool! You really know how to wear a bikini. I really want to buy some bikinis like this. I want to buy a bikini for my summer bikini collection. Thanks for sharing.


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