Talented photographer Jessie O’Mahoney, the lady behind the beautiful Jessie Grace Photography, collaborated with Kini Swimwear and gorgeous models Jacqui Devlin and Shaunna Henshall to create a stunning range of images showcasing our newest trends.
The racer top is THE swimwear piece of the summer, adding an exciting twist to bikini fashion. It can transform your swimwear into a work of high fashion, reflecting the Sports Luxe trend or customised to create a bold statement of your own, have a look here for some fresh ideas about wearing the racer this summer.
It is one of our favourite styles here at Kini, so we were overjoyed when Jessie decided to make it the focal point of one of her latest shoots.
Shaunna, right, wears a piece designed for Kini by Amanda Bisk which is available from our ready to wear shop, yet with a stylish twist. The bottom panel of the racer in Amanda’s design was initially black, however, Shaunna is wearing a fluro pop of bright yellow to spice up the design. This gives the piece a totally different aesthetic, and we love the show-stopping effect of the neon brights. The piece screams sports luxe style, especially paired with skinny pants which are lightweight and minimal, allowing no restriction for movement and the racer top complete with fluorescent panels unquestionably creates a sporty aesthetic.
Jacqui is also rocking a perfect sports luxe piece but this bikini is fit with a high fashion twist; long sleeves. This is a daring look for the beach, but one that totally pays off, as the wet suit like aesthetic has been touted as one of the hottest trends of the summer by everywhere from Vogue to The Daily Mail. Jacqui’s long sleeved racer channels surfer girl cool, as the playful pops of fluorescent pink and orange perfectly complement the serious attitude of the long black sleeves.
Jessie also styled Shaunna and Jacqui in a second set of stunning sports luxe style racer sets, which showcase another of our new styles, the short sleeved racer. Although the racer may seem a daunting prospect to many, we think it can look great on every shape, so if you want to give one a try but feel a little apprehensive, take a look at our guide to rocking the racer whatever your body shape for advice and inspiration.
Wearing a gorgeous racer top in neon brights, Jacqui, left, radiates sports luxe style. This two piece really complements her shape, as the cut off point of the top falls at the smallest part of her waist, creating curves. The chunky black zip added to the top adds a playful twist and is a great trick to help emphasise a smaller bust. She has paired her top with a skinny black pant, which are the perfect partner if you are aiming for sports luxe fashion.
The short sleeved racer is one of our favourite styles this summer and has been championed by major swimwear retailers everywhere from Seafolly to Suboo. Shaunna is wearing one of our gorgeous short sleeved styles, which has been customised with neon orange sleeves. The bold black outlines around her racer top mark the high neck style of the racer and add emphasis to the addition of the sport luxe style sleeves. The sleeves not only add a stylish effect to the racer, but they are also a great way to hide upper arms, if they are an area you are a little uncomfortable with.