Forever 21 Has Your Budget Swim Needs Covered

Picture this: You're sitting poolside, sipping on a refreshing, preferably fruity beverage, and reading that novel you bought at an airport once but never actually started. We've been fantasizing about tropical getaways since the last days of summer (yes, we do a lot of daydreaming). But, with temps on the rise, your next lounging session in the sun is only a matter of planning where and when — and, of course, what you'll be wearing. The first two are up to you, but Forever 21 has your swimwear bases covered.

The fast-fashion brand has us fast-forwarding to beach season with its $4.90 swim collection. That's right: Individual tops and bottoms in different silhouettes, colors, and patterns ring in at just under $5 each, so you can mix and match your heart out (and maybe splurge a bit more on that next tropical destination). 

Right now, the assortment consists of bright basics, a simple triangle pattern, and a recurring palm-leaf print, but Forever 21 will keep adding more styles to the mix until its next swim collection launches in May. So, now's the time to pick up a couple (or five) personalized sets to tide you over until summer. Check out the full spread at Forever 21, and see the breakdown of patterns and silhouettes, below. 

Bandeau
You're on a strict schedule — and worrying about tan lines is not on the itinerary. A simple bandeau top and plain bikini bottom are just what you need.
Geometric Prints
A little pattern play never hurt anybody. You can choose between a classic black-and-white or summery magenta print. 
Tropical Print
Alternatively, blend into your surroundings with a playful palm-leaf design (or, pretend your neighborhood pool is actually the Caribbean).
Halter 
Don't mess with a classic — especially when you can get it in every color of the rainbow.
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