Bathing beauties 

Sun & Ski Sport
By: Heather Brown

If not, rectify that and schedule some right now.

Take it from me: An entire Oklahoma summer sans a dip in an ocean, lake or pool is enough to drive a person a little mad.

First, it’s time to get your paws on some swimwear. Because unless your travels include a nude beach, you’ll need something to cover up at least some of your skin.

Maybe your getaway will be spent at a state lake, where you might engage in water sports. If that’s the case, try out Sun & Ski Sports (10109 N. May; 755-7400) for a practical but still trendy suit.

From tankinis to bikinis, grab a style and cut that works best for your shape and level of summertime activity. Guys, you won’t be left out here; Sun & Ski stocks a substantial variety of Billabong and Fox board shorts, too.

Having the perfect swimsuit isn’t enough for the sweltering season, however. Don’t forget such poolside attire as cover-ups and big-rimmed hats to block out those harmful rays. Not only will your skin thank you one day, but you’ll look pretty adorable, too. Especially if you shop at Northpark Mall’s L.A. Sun & Sport (12100 N. May; 752-2627). The shop has you covered — literally.

It’s a particularly great store if you’re worried less about function and more about fashion. Get excited about weekly deliveries of new gear, as well as sales on nifty products. Like it on Facebook to stay up-to-date on new offerings.

Maybe you’ve snagged a job as a lifeguard, or having a trusty swimsuit isn’t a seasonal thing for you, because you frequently make laps in the pool at the gym. For the more athletic lot, head to D & J Sports (333 W. Hefner; 775-0057).

This all-sports shop carries such brands as Nike, Adidas, Speedo and Tyr, and styles ranging from the conservative lap suit with crisscross back to the sassy two-piece that still offers a fair amount of coverage.

Whether you’re jetting off for white sands, spending the weekend at the lake or taking your morning dip in the pool, it’s important to be comfortable in your swimwear. And look good, too. Let’s shop, OKC!

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