Look for Less: Swimwear

$88 J. Crew striped one piece vs. $40 Target striped one piece
$106 J. Crew ruffle bikini ($56 top$50 bottom) vs. $20 Forever 21 ruffle bikini ($10 top$10 bottom)
$315 Marysia scallop one piece vs. $45 Target scallop one piece 
$80 Triangl bikini vs. $30 H&M bikini ($18 top and $13 bottom)

It's about that time of year again, and I've been seeing so many gorgeous pieces on blogs and Instagram lately. However, I don't go to the pool often, and I usually just spend a week or two at the beach in the summer. So I really don't think I could ever justify spending anywhere near or over $100 on a swimsuit. Luckily, I've also been noticing quite a few similarities in low and high priced styles, which I've listed in this post.

Even though I chose two J. Crew swimsuits as the more expensive pieces, I actually am really good at finding J. Crew separate swim pieces from the past season on clearance. I got 3 or 4 pieces last year at the end of the summer for I think $7 a piece. And I got this bow top and a pair of seersucker bottoms (that are no longer available) for $8 a piece about a month ago! They're really great quality, it's just typically hard to find a matching set if you like bikinis, but great if you like to mix and match them!

Thanks for reading!


  1. I love the cheaper version of the J. Crew striped one piece so much better! The high neck is adorable. Totally swooning over the black scalloped one piece too!

    Rachel | www.seashellsandsparkles.com

  2. I love finding bikinis from Target! They always look so cute, yet the prices are budget-friendly so I'm not worried about ruining my suit.