Not ready for sweater weather? Neither are we. Traditionally this month has meant putting summer pieces away. Luckily the heat continues, and we say heck yes to a September filled with 'kinis and sundresses. Here's what to keep on rotation going forward.

We all know that silly no-white rule after Labor Day but really who listens to it anymore? If you do, please don't. Stark white was a mega hue that played up our hard-earned tans so why toss the white? Instead, soften your approach and reach for shades of ivory and cream.  

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Solid & Striped The Quinn Bralette bikini top in cream, $79 and Solid & Striped The Quinn Belted bikini bottom in cream, $89

For Love And Lemons Lolita Lace one-piece swimsuit in ivory, $209

 

Polka dots reigned big and in fact, keep winning in months to come. Update the traditional dotted pattern with interesting mixes. The key to success is to find a pattern that isn't super classic — play with contrast coloring and floral stamps. 

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Minkpink Midsummer Dream Maxi dress in white multi, $119

Norma Kamali Spliced One-Shoulder Mio one-piece swimsuit in dot combo, $189

 

Thought the '90s were gone? Think again. In swimsuits, this mega retro trend keeps on trekking in styling and cuts. One-pieces have ruled for several years now, but the recent introduction of the overly exposed monokini is sheer proof there's no stopping with this decade's inspo.

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MGS 2019 Just High Leg one-piece swimsuit in lotus, $159

Lee + Lani 2019 Reversible High Hip one-piece swimsuit in red/navy stripe, $209