{The Best Place to Buy Affordable Swimwear}

DTKAustin is sharing her pool day essentials and favorite affordable little black bikinis! Click for more pool day pics and outfit details.

Pool weather is already upon most of us… Are you prepared?? To be completely honest, I have been so scared to get into a bathing suit that I have totally avoided even looking at them. It’s been months since I have been able to exercise besides walking and doing some body weight squats, so I’ve been feeling extra blah about swimwear. I’m sure all of you ladies know that feeling… haven’t had the time to get in bikini shape since Thanksgiving and Christmas… Still haven’t lost those extra pounds you had hoped when you made your New Year’s resolutions. It’s a vicious cycle and I honestly don’t feel like it gets any easier as we get older… It’s been tough to want to invest in swimwear at all this year!

Which brings me to my next point… Am I the only one out there that doesn’t like to spend a fortune on swimsuits? When I am on vacation at the beach or at a pool everyday I want a variety of bikinis. To me, that means I need to find affordable swimwear so I can stock up and have multiples! Who wants to wear the same expensive bathing suit over and over again?? This girl likes a deal!

While I was perusing the internet looking for a swimwear steal, I came across the cutest site! Who’s heard of the brand, & Other Stories? Not only do they have super cute clothing but they consistently collaborate with designers around the world such as Rodarte, Ada Kokosar, Sadie Williams, Faux real, Claire Vivier, Vika Gazinskaya, Rachel Antonoff, Lykke Li and Zana Bayne. These gorgeous and affordable designs complement their collections and connect the consumer with designers from around the world at a fraction of the price.

Now let me tell you, I had a hay-day the first time I was on the Stories site. I think I ended up buying 4 bikinis, 2 pairs of shoes, jewelry, and a bag. To my surprise, it ALL came out to under $400 for everything. Not knowing the quality of these pieces I anxiously anticipated receiving the package to check everything out. I was amazed with the quality of each item considering how affordable things were. The leather cross-body bag I got was made of actual leather and was under $100. Seriously guys, y’all need to check them out!

Alright, back to swimwear. I’ve listed quite a few of my favorite bikinis that are all extremely affordable. Just scroll through and click the item you are interested in and it will take you straight to the website to shop.

For those of y’all that aren’t the bikini type, I’ve pulled my favorite one-pieces to get you beach/pool/vacation ready! They are all under $70!

Sadly, the cover-up I was wearing in this post sold out before I could post it so I’ve linked a few other crochet, kimono-style cover-ups that won’t break the bank.

Let’s talk about sizing. I’m definitely not someone that wants a mega tight bathing suit, especially with the bottoms. & Other Stories suits do run a tad small so I would suggest ordering a size or 2 up depending on how you like the fit. I am really busty, as you can tell in these photos, so I ordered a size 8 top (I’m normally a small/med and a D/DD bust) and 8 bottoms to accommodate my assets. 😜

Outfit Details:

Bikini – & Other Stories (Top & Bottoms) // Cover-up – Forever 21 (Similar HERE and HERE)

Shoes – & Other Stories // Sunglasses – Nordstrom

Hat – Nordstrom // Moon Choker – Wanderlust & Co.

Moon Phases Necklace – Wanderlust & Co.

DTKAustin is sharing her pool day essentials and favorite affordable little black bikinis! Click for more pool day pics and outfit details.DTKAustin is sharing her pool day essentials and favorite affordable little black bikinis! Click for more pool day pics and outfit details.DTKAustin is sharing her pool day essentials and favorite affordable little black bikinis! Click for more pool day pics and outfit details.DTKAustin is sharing her pool day essentials and favorite affordable little black bikinis! Click for more pool day pics and outfit details.DTKAustin is sharing her pool day essentials and favorite affordable little black bikinis! Click for more pool day pics and outfit details.DTKAustin is sharing her pool day essentials and favorite affordable little black bikinis! Click for more pool day pics and outfit details.DTKAustin is sharing her pool day essentials and favorite affordable little black bikinis! Click for more pool day pics and outfit details.DTKAustin is sharing her pool day essentials and favorite affordable little black bikinis! Click for more pool day pics and outfit details.DTKAustin is sharing her pool day essentials and favorite affordable little black bikinis! Click for more pool day pics and outfit details.DTKAustin is sharing her pool day essentials and favorite affordable little black bikinis! Click for more pool day pics and outfit details.

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    Pam Dorrell
    April 25, 2017 at 2:52 am

    You look great. I wish I could wear some of these cute little suits but I’m afraid it wouldn’t quite look the same on me. 🙂

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      Ashley Hargrove
      April 25, 2017 at 3:26 am

      haha, it’s all catching up to me now! I was looking at pics from a few years ago and I don’t quite look the same!

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    Kasey
    April 25, 2017 at 3:14 am

    This is such a cute suit! I love the back and that kimono is the perfect cover up!

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    carrie
    April 25, 2017 at 4:46 am

    You look amazing, Ash! Xo

    Carrie
    http://www.wearwherewell.com

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    Selene
    April 25, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I completely understand you. I can’t believe how expensive these things are! And towels? Same thing, it is crazy.
    But yes, there are some cheap options that are really really cool! Thanks for your post, have a great day 🙂

    wwonderlandia.com

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    Janelle Reeves
    April 25, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Love all these swim picks, and your bikini is gorgeous!

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    Rach
    April 25, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I’m with ya and I don’t like splurging on a swimsuit! Your picks are gorgeous! I already spot a few that I want!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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    Emily
    April 25, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    i’ve never checked out this brand, but now i’m going to have to! thanks for sharing – you look amazing!!

    xo Emily
    http://www.thehipsuburban.com

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    Jenna Colgrove
    April 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    what a babe!!

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    Laura Leigh
    April 25, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Great post gal! Loving all the one pieces. Definitely into that trend this year.

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

  • Reply
    Kim
    April 25, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    You look so fabulous girl! Love the back of the suit and I’m all about an affordable suit! So many great options.

    xoxo,
    Kim

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    Anna
    April 25, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Such a babe! I love all of your swimwear picks, girl! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

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    sarah lindner
    April 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I love the back of this bathing suit! Too cute!
    XOXO
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

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    Jessica
    April 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Love that bikini! I always buy my bathing suits from Old Navy! Affordable and super cute.
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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    Sandy a la Mode
    April 26, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I love your picks!! It’s so fun finding swimwear you actually love at a great price! These pictures are stunning!

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    Jessica
    April 26, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Love your swimwear. The hat and the coverup are gorgeous too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    Maggie
    April 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I am in need of a new swimsuit!! SO many great options to choose from!

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    Stephanie
    April 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    i am all about cute and affordable swimwear and this one is way fabulous! i love how while it’s a “basic” black, the style is anything but! too gorgeous!

    stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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    Anna English
    April 26, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    LOVE the back detail on that swimsuit!

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    Dani Marie Krum
    April 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    The back detail is amazing! I am always in need of a good swimsuit!

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    Lacey
    April 26, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand before! That bikini is SO cute!! I will have to check them out for my next vacay! Lookin good girl!

    xo Lacey

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    Lee Anne
    April 26, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Cannot wait to check out this site! Love your whole beach look, so cute!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

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    Nataly
    April 26, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    You look so great in that suit!

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    Bella B (xoxoBella)
    April 27, 2017 at 2:05 am

    How have I not heard of this brand brand before? You look amazing in that suit…I totally adore the back.

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    Hannah Stark
    April 27, 2017 at 2:50 am

    You look so cute in that bathing suit with the cover up! I love the pom pom cover up you picked! So fun and cute for bathing suit weather:)

    xoxo, Hannah

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    Emily
    April 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I’m obsessed with this swim look! So chic!

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    Maggie
    April 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    That bikini is gorgeous! I love the back!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

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    Chloé
    April 28, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    LOVE this suit on you! And I might have to check them out- I need new suits!!
    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

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    Meghan
    April 28, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Someone is looking bikini ready! I definitely need to get a new bikini. Thanks for linking affordable swimwear!

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    Katie Ann
    May 15, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Oh I love your swim suit! And that hat is adorable.

    xo
    Katie Ann
    http://www.the-holly-tree.com

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    Grace Miller
    July 12, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Nice bikini with awesome cover ups. Wonderful!

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