I own a lot of bikinis.

Yes, it is a strange form of addiction, but seriously, buying swimwear is by far a more desirable craving than some dodgy class-A drugs, so really, I’m just fine.

So hello to you Northern Hemisphere-ers, I am beyond jealous that you all will be basking in the sun, frolicking in the ocean and cleansing your soul on a diet of fresh summer fruits whilst I am paralysed by cold and unwilling to leave the proximity of my room. If you are in need of a swimwear guru, you’ve found one right here.

Here are my absolute favourite swimwear brands and items, that are either in my wardrobe already, on their way there or on my soon-to-be-purchased wish list.

BĀMBA SWIM

Inspired by the 80’s, Bāmba has a collection full of dreamy one pieces and edgy-cut bikinis all in a range of beautiful colours. Simple, chic and sexy, Bāmb swim’s Castaway one-piece and Vino top are my favourites from their collection.

MANDALYN SWIM

“Stay weird” – the motto the owner and creator of Mandalynn Swimwear, Amanda Dukehart lives by. Cue crazy colours, bold and exotic prints on a mix of skimpy, sexy and flattering cuts. My absolute favourite is the Rainbow Fish print, and their new Tropical Aliens collection is full of so many pretty pieces.

SAHARA RAY SWIM

Okay so Sahara is probably my ultimate girl crush, not only is she beautiful but has the best taste in fashion, resulting in her swimwear line being such a hit. The Greta top in white and Samasara one piece are two of my favourite pretty pieces from this label.

SOMMNER SWIM

Intricate and colourful swimwear made from luxury iltalian fabric, this brand is high quality and beautiful whilst still being really affordable. I love the metallic tones and the Daria top in ‘Ontario’ will hopefully be in my beach bag this summer.

Rat & Boa

Full of colour, crochet and charisma, Rat&Boa has a clothing and swimwear line that dares to be different, and with that comes bright and edgy pieces that are sure to make a statement. Their ‘Baleza’ beaded bikini and ‘Sante’ crochet set are both rad and well worth investing in. Xx