Now that Memorial Day is over, we’re gearing up for the scary part of summer when New York gets so disgustingly hot that you can’t wait to strip down to a bikini and relax. So we picked out the best 60 sunglasses and 105 swimsuits for lounging poolside in our latest Shop-A-Matic. And you don’t need to spend a lot to make a splash: Forever 21 offers bathing suit separates starting at $13 per piece, while Old Navy shades can be yours for $10. And now that there are beach chairs in Times Square, you don’t have to go very far to work on your tan. See below for our top five picks.
Claptons Swimsuit by Quiksilver Women’s
Why we like it: Black one-piece suits are universally flattering, but this one goes one step further with side cutouts to show off your waistline without making you feel overexposed. And the buttons at the chest let you control how revealing you want to be.
Montefrio by Oakley
Why we like it: These sporty rectangular shades are a great alternative if aviators or Wayfarers don’t suit your face shape.
Pelican-Print Board Shorts by Loomstate for Target
Why we like it: This seagull print is fun, and it’s made with an ecofriendly organic cotton.
Shimmer Bikini by BCBG Max Azria
Price: $68 for each piece
Why we like it: From the braided straps to the bright-magenta color, everything about this teeny bikini is sexy. It just begs to be worn while lounging poolside.
Teresa by Mango
Why we like it: One of the biggest summer trends is round shades, and this oversize pair in a subtle pink-nude hue will complement any summer outfit.