Budget beach chic

Photo of women's bathing suits.

By Guest Blogger Lisa Marie Gherardini
With hundreds of options in color, style and size, it’s easy to find a swimsuit that matches your figure, personality and wallet – at Goodwill’s Second Début boutiques! Sizes range from 0-18 and A-cup to G-cup, with prices from $18 to $42 depending on designer. Everything is new with original price tags of $250 and above. For creative cover ups and accessories, I like to shop at traditional stores. Their large array of options for incredibly low prices allows me to style each swimsuit differently for the price of one cover up at a department store. Below I have laid out my 3 spring break swimwear looks for less! Happy day dreaming

I love perusing the lingerie section at Goodwill for amazing vintage slips like the one pictured above. Paired with a floppy hat and large round sunnies, this is a look that will turn heads even in a one piece. (Swimsuit $42 original price $349, black slip $4.99, floppy hat $4.99, sunnies $6.99. TOTAL = $58.97)

For my bohemian look I scored this amazing vintage Gucci coin print scarf that I plan to wear around my head, a la Nicole Richie circa Rachel Zoe days. Paired with the fuller coverage bottoms, a cotton cropped kaftan and some bangles it’s the perfect boho beach look. (Bikini bottoms and top $18 each, kaftan $3.99, Gucci scarf $2.99, bangles $1.99 each. TOTAL= $46.96)

You can practically taste the rainbow with the colorful combination pictured above. Drawing inspiration from these amazing Nanette Lepore bikini bottoms, I found this NWT sheer floral tunic. And what fun is a teensy bikini without sky high gold platforms!?! I also found this cool Oddfellows tote bag for all my beach essentials. (Nanette Lepore bikini top $18, bikini bottoms $18, floral tunic $14.99 original price $280, platforms$9.99, tote bag $3.99. TOTAL= $64.97)

So remember this resort season when shopping for beachwear that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look and feel fabulous!