Found: Ellie Goulding's Retro-Chic Bikini

Found: Ellie Goulding's Retro-Chic Bikini(Source: Instagram/Ellie Goulding)While the rest of us deliriously fête the arrival of above-50 temps, Ellie Goulding enjoyed a sojourn in the honest-to-god tropics—in an adorable bikini, to boot. The neon tribal-print two-piece ($171) comes courtesy of Bikini Thief, and features a demi-cup top and vintage-style high-waisted bottoms.
Found: Ellie Goulding's Retro-Chic Bikini(Source: Bikini Thief "Ellie" Bikini, $171)We couldn't help but notice that the style is called "Ellie." A happy coincidence? Not at all, says designer Whitney Andresen, who copped to playing Goulding's 2009 album on repeat while launching her Cali-based swimwear brand.

"I would listen to her and design," says Andresen. "She embodies everything Bikini Thief represents: strength, creativity and individuality."