Meet Melanie Sutrathada, an actor, host, and tastemaker based in New York City..png

Meet Melanie.

Melanie Sutrathada is a New York-based host, actor, and tastemaker with a love for laughing entirely too loudly, shopping 75% off retail, and binge-watching Netflix. 

The Five-Way Bikini Top.

The Five-Way Bikini Top.

Summer is in full swing and it seems we can't get enough of bathing suits (or drinks in coconuts, Insta photos of the Amalfi Coast, and more). It feels like I always have five in my online shopping cart. However, who has the space for 1,292,381 bathing suits?!

Convertible swimsuits are an amazing way to get the most bang for your buck because it means you can wear your swimsuit in more ways than one. The swimsuit I'm wearing here has been seen in almost a half dozen styles across my Snapchat and Instagram Stories! Whether you're looking for a bandeau top or a halter, convertible swimsuits let you change your look without having to change your swimsuit. There are a few really amazing brands that are doing it right, and one of my favorites is Coco Reef with their five-way bikini top. With soft molded underwire cups and wide removable straps, you’ll have your perfect fit and style every time.

This bikini top features straps that adjust in five different ways for five (or more!) different looks:

1. Bow Front Bandeau

Pull the straps to the front and tie it in a bow for a feminine and curve-enhancing appeal. Bows add the perfect ladylike touch to anything!

2. Over-the-Shoulder

Attach the adjustable and removable straps to a bandeau silhouette for more support and coverage.

3. Bandeau

Wrap the straps either at the top of the bikini or the bottom to make sure you get an even tan free of any lines. This is my absolute favorite way to style this top!

4. Halter

Add extra support and coverage by turning the bikini into a halter. The halter is always a good bet because of how adjustable they are.

5. Cross-front halter

Conventionally-sized bikini tops don't always fit just right or provide a good amount of support. Cross the straps across your body and tie it back into a halter for thicker, more relaxed straps that give you the oomph you need.

Want your own convertible swimsuit? Use the code Melanie25 for 25% off on Coco Reef's website! Whether you're planning on spending the rest of the summer by the pool or stand-up paddle boarding in the ocean, you'll be stylish and comfortable!

Photos by Guerrilla Photography.

Beachy Balayage with David Benjamin.

Beachy Balayage with David Benjamin.

Why You Should Choose Natural Skincare Products.

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