2. Remember: Your Body Is A *Beast*
The reason you're looking for a bikini is not to show off the latest trends, or to do a twirl in the middle of the beach like you're in a Miss USA pageant. Your bikini isn't there to help you flaunt your body. It's there so you can run headfirst into the waves, lie out on the sand with your friends, and to help you enjoy a hot summer's day surrounded with surf and spray. 

It's a uniform. So stop putting importance on your gear and instead shift that focus onto the awesome time you're going to have at the beach these next couple of months. You're going to swim, run, and play - your body is a beast, and it's not something to hide.

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