After nearly a month of wearing your dingy old bikini, maybe it's time for an upgrade. As summer fades into Indian summer, make the most of the remaining sunny days to work on your tan and laze. You have the rest of the year to be pallid and productive. Here's how to rock your sunbathing style of choice, before summer passes you by with a few custom looks to fit your current locale. All the pieces are priced less than $50 with extra discounts to sweeten the pot.
Spending a summer in the country
Whether you're tubing down the river, lounging on the shore, or making daisy chains, here's a perfect look:
Update a solid bikini with a few signature pieces.
Tote your summer reads and tunes in your Delia's Hobo Bag ($35).
And when summer days turn into summer nights, keep toasty with a funky summer scarf. It may sound like a contradiction in terms, but trust me, it comes in handy. Try the Santa Clara Scarf from Modcloth ($18) and take $5 off with one of our great Modcloth coupons.
To complete your River Rat look, tousle your waves with Frederic Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves from Beauty.com ($22).
Stuck in the city this summer?
Maybe you're more likely to be found on the subway than anywhere near the great outdoors.
Grab your favorite metallic nail polish, the new Mos Def and some sunscreen and toss them in your CaféPress camera tote and make the best of your city summer with free concerts, outdoor theatre, and afternoons by the pool on a rooftop.
Like the polka dot look? Check out the Roxy side-tie bottom at PacSun and save 15% on your order.
Steal this look to imagine you're lounging on the Cote d'Azur
Shield your delicate eyes from the glare off the glittering water.
Get 10% off the Femme Fatale Sunglasses at Modcloth.
Find a sleek silhouette with sophisticated bathing suits at Alloy from $9.99.
You might lose track of time while listening to the hypnotic sounds of Serge Gainsbourg, so be sure to use plenty of sunscreen. Try one from Clarins or try Bain de Soleil SPF4 with built in self-tanner. It's much easier to be a belle cheri without a lot of sun damage!