Since temperatures in Austin won't be going down anytime soon, survival means a pool and a frozen margarita. Whether you are making a visit to Barton Springs, your friend's backyard, or packing for your next vacation, we've rounded up the best Austin shopping for swimwear. From on-trend bikinis to timeless one-pieces, there's a style for everyone at these six favorite local boutiques.
Still & Sea
Still & Sea wants to be your one-stop shop for ladies' swimwear. Be prepared to show some skin with the brands this South Lamar boutique carries, including the mesh-heavy Acacia Swimwear, the eco-friendly Greenlee Swim, and the solid Kaohs pieces. Trying to find that perfect, trendy two-piece? Still & Sea has plenty of Frankies Bikinis to choose from, too.
We're swooning over the beautiful, eye-catching fuchsia color of the high-leg Jamie one-piece from Araks at Sunroom. With a classic shape and built-in bra, the suit is flattering on all body types. Other swimwear lines at this South Congress shop include pieces from Lisa Marie Fernandez, Cali Dreaming, and Mikoh.
For the ultimate bright and tropical bikini, shop the L Space or Mara Hoffman collections at Estilo. Whether you choose a paisley pattern, a simple solid, or a jungle-inspired print, nothing says summer quite like Estilo's current in-store selection. An added bonus: Some of the options are reversible.
If you're looking for a bathing suit with a bit of a retro vibe, we recommend the Bower pieces at Olive — the gorgeous scoop back shows just the right amount of skin. We also love the back of the Ravena one-piece from Maryam Nassir Zadeh, and you can't go wrong with the fun cutout swimwear from Samantha. While you're at Olive, peruse its pool-ready cover-ups and accessories as well.
Shopping at Cove is the next best thing to escaping to the coast. Boys + Arrows offers a "build-your-own suit" approach with different prints in a variety of cuts — great for the picky buyer. For a more chic look, check out Cove's offerings from Zimmerman. For those who love to go bold, enjoy flashy prints from Camilla and the distinctly colorful look of Kiini.
For the ultimate one-piece that will have you ready to toss all of your bikinis, stop by ByGeorge and try on its Solid & Striped collection. From classic nautical stripes to gingham — not to mention the timeless Anne Marie suit in black — choosing just one will be your hardest feat.