Winter in California, it’s a force to reckoned with. It’s hot then it’s cold, it’s yes then it’s no— cue Katy Perry. It could be comfortable, sunny and 65 degrees one day, only to be a wet and painfully-cold 37 degrees the next. You see, mother-nature (like most women) is indecisive.
I shouldn’t complain, I know. Any time I can catch some salty sun on the sand in the dead of winter, I consider myself extremely lucky. This is, after all, why I love California.
Due to California’s charming, yet bipolar weather, I like to keep a few off-season swimsuits on hand. And by off-season, I mean resort season. Every winter, brands across the swimwear industry will design a small mix of ‘kinis and onesies with the vacationer in mind. The styles are few and far between, because it’s winter, but they’re nothing short of amazing.
I know what you’re thinking, who actually spends money on swimsuits this time of year? Well, I do.
For me, it has to be a winter-approved color— something neutral or moody— and preferably a one piece (because, winter body is real). This year, the L-Space Pamela one piece was the chosen one. The colors are subtle enough for a January romp on the sand, and the style is perfect for hiding all of those extra winter layers (ya feel me?).
I paired my Pamela onesie with a bandana, a wide-brimmed boater and a denim jacket— because wearing a jean jacket casually tossed over your shoulders while rockin’ a swimsuit is totally normal, right?
And then I threw on an oversized straw hat and the XIX Palms x The Salty Blonde Happy Hour Kimono— because like I said, women are indecisive.
Whichever way you wear it, the Pamela one piece is a California-winter winner.
Shop the look: Pamela One Piece in Jungle c/o L-Space Swim, Bandana Scarf, Free People Denim Jacket (similar), XIX Palms x The Salty Blonde Kimono, Black Boater Hat (similar), Sunnies c/o Kapten & Son