When I was about four years old, my mom had a neon color blocked one-piece bathing suit. It was awesome. I LOVED it. It was the epitome of 80's California cool. Sleek yet bold, it was the perfect complement to the huge hair and over sized earrings that every woman was wearing. Every couple years I give her grief for getting rid of "such a classic." But this year we're seeing a resurgence of these bold colorblocked looks as the athletic-inspired swimsuits are trending big-time. Creative zips and neoprene materials are EVERYWHERE and we’re seeing new brands designing swimwear that make me miss my mom’s suit a little less. What I love most about this sporty vibe is that almost any body shape can get away with it. The itty bitty bikinis are sassy without being scandalous and the one-piece options are incredibly sexy for those who like to cover-up (plus the neoprene material really sucks you in - two thumbs up!) Another trend that’s slowly gained more ground in the fashion arena are rash guards. All the designers have gotten on board so there’s limitless options in finding the one that’s right for you. Plus, they’re a no-brainer to pair back to the athletic-inspired suits. You’ll be looking so good, passerby’s will wonder if you’re the newest surf pro. The only question you’ll be left asking yourself is whether it’s time to sign up for lessons.