Memorial Day Poolside Style: Red, White and Blue Edition

Kick off the unofficial start of summer with a little red, white and blue. Whether you have a trip already booked or plan to relax in your backyard, nothing says summer is here like the first three-day weekend of the season. (Is there anything better than a three-day weekend after an endless, no-holiday spring? We think not.) The sun is shining, Dad’s grilling and we’ve got the Memorial Day poolside outfit inspiration you’ve been looking for. Classic stripes, patriotic florals, bikinis and one-pieces for all shapes and sizes and all under $30… We can already smell the BBQ.

 


Bold Red, White & Blue Stripes

Red, white and blue swimsuits were made for seasonal celebrations. This classic Americana-inspired print works just as well for Memorial Day as it does for the Fourth of July and looks just as great every day in between.

Stand out from the crowd in bold stripes, like those on the One More Kiss Stripe Bikini Set. This tank top bikini is equal parts comfort and style. The one-piece version has a plunging V-neckline and laces up the sides for a fun and flirty weekend look.

One More Kiss Stripe Bikini Set, $24.50


Classic Red, White and Blue Stripes

Dive right into summer in a plunging one-piece that's just the right amount of red, white and blue.

The Colorful Stripe Plunging One-Piece Swimsuit is just that. A more toned down take on the bold red, white and blue stripe, this maillot is everything we look for in a go-to swimsuit: stylish, classic and sophisticated. You can’t go wrong for Memorial Day, or any day, in this one-piece wonder.

Colorful Stripe Plunging One-Piece Swimsuit, $28.99

Americana Block Party

Planning to hit up the neighborhood poolside pot-luck? The Tricolor Bandeau Bikini is the colorblocked bikini set you didn’t know you needed. It promises all of the summer fun with none of the tan lines. Add on the straps, should you need a little more support.

Fun fact about the bandeau bikini: Though a hot new trend for 2019, the bandeau (meaning "strip" in French) became popular in the 1940s and 50s when it first arrived on the scene. By the 1970s, its cousin the tube-top had been incorporated into women's wardrobes, and as they say, the rest is history.

Tricolor Bandeau Bikini, $37.99 $25.99


Nautical Blue and White Stripes

You may think you’ve already seen enough nautical-inspired swimsuits to last you a lifetime, but you haven’t seen one as cute as this. The Blue Striped Bikini with Ruffle is simple enough to wear day in, day out without being boring, and it has just enough coverage to make it appropriate for wherever the weekend takes you. Errr... should we say sails?

Additional, and very cute, nautical-inspired swimsuits with blue and white stripes can be found here, here and here.

Blue Striped Bikini with Ruffle, $29.99

Cutout Red and White Stripes

Name a more iconic duo than red and white stripes. We'll wait. Like apple pie and vanilla ice cream, the red and white stripe swimsuit is timeless and dare we say, delicious. It doesn't get any more summer than this.

A flirty one-piece is pretty much a requirement for a fun summer, and the Red and White Stripe Halter One-Piece is as flirty as they come. The keyhole cutout at the front of this swimsuit is right on trend and keeps things covered in all the right places. Just don’t forget the SPF!

Red and White Stripe Halter One-Piece, $29.99 $27.50

Red Hot with a splash of cool blue

Coming in hot, the classic triangle bikini is not to be overlooked. It has sass and just enough class to be appropriate for your family's backyard get-together. Never mind your aunt's comments...

Upgrade your swim game with a bikini set that feels modern and elegant like the Red, White and Blue V-Neck Bikini. The solid red bikini top is paired with a striped bikini bottom to keep this set fresh and classic without feeling cliche. It truly is the best of both worlds.

Red White and Blue V-Neck Bikini, $35.99, $24.99


Patriotic Florals 

Is there such a thing as patriotic florals? We think so. We're defining patriotic florals as any floral print that fulfills the requirement for red, white and blue. It's not fair that stars and stripes get all the attention.

Give the patriotic floral a try with a swimsuit like the Ruffled Floral Bikini. This red, white and blue floral print does the trick with a festive colorway in a seasonably subtle print. 

Ruffled Floral Bikini, $27.99 $24.50


Feminine Blues and Reds

Feeling the patriotic floral vibes? Us too. Here's another great option. The Light Blue and Red Floral Halter One-Piece tones down the hues and ups the feminine vibes with a sweet scallop trim and dainty blooms.

As an ode to sweet summertime, we're recommending you pair your feminine blues and reds with an ice cream cone and a side of watermelon. Because, why choose when you can have it all?

Light Blue and Red Floral Halter One-Piece, $34.99 $24.50



poolside BlueS

Nothing looks more refreshing in the hot summer sun than a fresh shade of blue, and you, girl, are a tall drink of water.  

If you’re only interested in the blue part of “red, white and blue,” we’ve got you covered. Literally.

The Royal Elegance One-Piece has the prettiest floral print in the freshest shades of blue. It feels festive, and it works great as a bodysuit too!

Royal Elegance One-Piece, $29.99


Spot On Red

Perhaps you’re more interested in the red part of “red, white and blue,” hmm? The most classic of classic bikinis, the red bikini has been a staple of summertime, long weekends and pool parties since 1946.

Go full on Americana with this retro-inspired high-waist set and channel your inner Marilyn Monroe for the weekend. The Knotted Scoop Red Polka Dot Bikini comes with high-waisted bottoms for equal parts comfort and style.

Knotted Scoop Red Polka Dot Bikini, $26.99


Go for Fireworks

Go all out with swimsuits that evoke the spirit of summer. We’re talking freedom and pure unadulterated joy in the form of swimwear. We might be getting a little ahead of ourselves with the fireworks reference here, but what’s an all-American holiday without some va-va boom?

The Fireworks Strappy One-Piece is the ultimate show-stopper. It's also available in a two piece. And yes, these would make great show-stoppers come Fourth of July too. 

Fireworks Strappy One-Piece, $39.99 $28.99

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