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Cacti don’t need a lot of water, but these Katin trunks? They’re looking for a whole pool of the stuff. —erica

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Next Level: Beach Towels

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Do you NEED a jazzy beach towel? Nah. Do you want one? Yah—yah, you do. Four worth their salt (water?). —erica

LEVEL I: Stripes! In case you want to keep it classic, James Perse style.

LEVEL II: Saturdays does red-hot (kind of like you in your beachwear).

LEVEL III: I know: shut UP with this Maslin & Co. guy.

LEVEL IV: In case the sun isn’t bright enough for ya, there’s this Mara Hoffman sitch.

Looking for more beach-going ideas? Click!

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Well, would you look at that: Marysia managed to make a skirted swimsuit look edgy. —erica

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Super-washed-out Hawaiian print? Smooth move, M.Nii. —erica

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In Character: A.C. Slater

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This guy’s not afraid of color, pattern, or an all-in dance move. Let’s give it up for Albert Clifford. Oh, and, while we’re here: Go Bayside! Beat Valley! —erica

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A Gitman Bros. shirt way too cool for Preppy.

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Saturdays swim trunks that would make a splash at Malibu Sands.

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A T by Alexander Wang tank—to put the effects of wresting and football practice on display.

If you’re looking for more “In Character,” you’ve come to the right place.

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Swimfan: 19 One-Pieces That Are Full-Blown Rockin’

One-pieces—or maillots, as the fancy girls call them—can be really freakin’ hot. Just ask Bo Derek, Farrah Fawcett, or Yasmin Bleeth (‘member her?). These are the ones—by up-and-coming designers we love—that we’re itching to stash in our beach bags. —erica

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Left to right: Zimmermann, Suno, Tooshie.

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Left to right: Kore, Solid & Striped, Pret-a-Surf.

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Left to right: Rachel Pally, Prism, Clover Canyon.

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Left to right: Base Range, Bantu, Mara Hoffman.

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Left to right: We Are Handsome, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Karla Colletto.

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Left to right: Samantha Pleet, Beach Riot, Rachel Comey.

If you can’t pass up a good bikini, we rounded-up some of those, too.

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Swimfan: 22 Bikinis for Grown-Ass Women

Listen, nothing’s wrong with triangle tops or bottoms held on by strings, but if you’re looking for, well, a little more, we feel you. Here, a whole bunch of options that still show plenty of skin. —erica

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Clockwise from left: Zinke, Tooshie, Prism, Kore.

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Clockwise from left: Basta Surf, Laura Urbinati, Cheap Monday, Lisa Marie Fernandez.

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Clockwise from left: Clover Canyon, Zimmermann, Rachel Comey, Mara Hoffman.

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Clockwise from left: Pret-a-Surf, Samantha Pleet, Giejo.

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Clockwise from left: Seea, Mollusk, Made by Dawn, Swash.

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Clockwise from left: Anna & Boy, Bantu, Minnow Bathers.

Does this make you wanna plan a trip? Then you’ll DEFINITELY want to check this out.

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Meet the faux-modest cover-up, coming atcha from Surf Bazaar. —erica

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Ok, all of these Made by Dawn bikinis. The sweetness. —erica

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I know, I know—it’s a little late in the season to think about swimsuits. But the COLORS of this Waiwah number… —erica

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