THE PERFECT SWIMWEAR STYLE FOR YOUR SIGN

Got bikinis on the brain, beach babes? Ruby Warrington has the perfect swimwear style for your sign … Main image: Sam Burriss

Here comes summer! Whether I have actual beach time in my diary or not, something about the month of July always gets me fantasizing about days spent drinking watermelon juice reading a good novel with my toes in the ocean. Which mainly manifests as me trawling the Internet for a new bikini.

This year I will be heading to the beach, but not until next month. From August 19—24, The Numinous will be hosting a cosmic take-over of summer-long island musical and wellness festival Obonjan in Croatia. Come join!

If you’re in the market for a new beachwear situation this summer too, read on to discover the perfect swimwear style for your sign …

*when it comes to fashion, it’s always worth reading for your rising sign too—since this rules how we present ourselves to the world!

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ARIES :: ARIES RISING

 

 

$252, Melissa Odabash

Minimalist “no-fills” looks suit your slightly masculine style, and you’ll dig the sporty-yet-glam looks from Melissa Odabash. “Baywatch red” is ALWAYS a good color for Aries babes too.

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TAURUS :: TAURUS RISING

$49.99, Modcloth

Your sensual sign loves to flaunt what your mama gave you. Hello lady lumps! Think Marilyn Monroe in full 1950s bombshell mode and check out the vintage styles at Modcloth.

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GEMINI :: GEMINI RISING

$49, Crowned Queen

You’re all about having some fun in the sun, and the current slogan swimsuit trend was MADE for you Gemini! Say “Yes way, rosé”, and head on over to check out the selection at Crowned Queen.

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CANCER :: CANCER RISING

$295, Calypso St. Barth

Summer days wafting about in caftans are perfect for comfort-loving Cancer. Is there an easier way to get dressed and still feel like a total Goddess? NYC brand Calypso St. Barth has got you covered (literally).

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LEO :: LEO RISING

$385, Lisa Marie Fernandez

Every day requires WARDROBE, right Leo? And that includes beach days. The, new collection from Lisa Marie Fernandez puts the swimming into costume, and will appeal to your inner diva.

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VIRGO :: VIRGO RISING

$168, Solid & Striped

Form and function are of equal importance to you Virgo, and the less fuss and frou-frous the better! The chic simplicity of preppy label Solid & Striped will appeal to your less-is-more mindset.

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LIBRA :: LIBRA RISING

$120, Mara Hoffman

Your life is your art Libra, and your beach retreat is no exception! As the curator of the zodiac, you’ll adore the collectable prints and chic shapes of Mara Hoffman’s summer 2017 swim collection.

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SCORPIO :: SCORPIO RISING

$195, Midsommar Swim

Sexy and sophisticated … check and check! You want your beach look to be as elegant and mysterious as you, Scorpio, and hot new label Midsommar Swim ticks all the right boxes.

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SAGITTARIUS :: SAGITTARIUS RISING

$315, Kiini

A woman of the world, your beach look is boho-gypsy-meets-Amazonian-adventurer. You’ll dig the colorful, hand-crafted styles from Turkish-born “world citizen” Ipek Irgit and her label Kiini.

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CAPRICORN :: CAPRICORN RISING

$94.04, Lonely

Cap has a rep for being the most “sensible” sign of the zodiac—but this doesn’t have to mean stuffy. Structural styles can form the foundations of a super sexy beach look, as found as Lonely.

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AQUARIUS :: AQUARIUS RISING

$250, Cami and Jax

“Just individual enough” sums up your approach to beach style—you love to stand out, but also to feel like one of the gang. The simply style and pretty quirks at Cami And Jax got you.

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PISCES :: PISCES RISING

£150, Mona Swims

Hello mermaid! Beach life is your absolute FAVE, and of course you wanna dress the part. Get swept away with the modern romance of Irish print designer Carla Johnson’s line, Mona Swims.

This article originally appeared as part of my Style Goddess column over at Horoscope.com!

DRESSING FOR YOUR DOSHA

If eating for your body-type is about creating a sense of balance, dressing for your dosha means fashion can be healing too. By Mairi Yunits. Images: Mara Hoffman SS15 collection.

In my past, non-Ayurvedic life, shopping was my weekly meditation. It wasn’t a real weekend without a new outfit – and it certainly wasn’t an outfit if it didn’t include heels and a very tiny black dress.

Hats, bags, skirts, and tops were constantly accumulating in my drawers, and looking back, I can see how the clothes piling up on the outside were the material reflection of what was happening on the inside – layers of bad relationships, poor health choices, un-authentic friendships and lack of self-love, yearning to be organized.

A few twists and turns down the road, I found myself studying to become an Ayurveda Practitioner – which in turn has meant de-cluttering my internal and external wardrobe. Four years later, it’s clear that healing myself on the inside has in turn even-keeled my closet.

Once I had discovered my dosha (in Ayurveda we all fall into three different types physically – you can find yours out here) I began to recognize I was dressing very wrong for my Pitta-Vata constitution. So I took this on as another gateway to my healing process, and ran to the nearest store to purchase all organic cotton blue and green shirts. But also, I’m a Leo (with Leo rising too!) – and running around in T-shirts was never going to cut it.

As time progressed and I began to refine my new sense of style, the idea of dressing for my dosha began to evolve into an art form.

So what is the benefit of dressing for your dosha, and what changes will you notice?

Ayurveda is all about balance, and just as eating the right foods for your physical make-up is about creating the conditions for optimal health, knowing what clothes work best for your dosha can connect the three tiers – mind, body, and spirit.

Seen this way, dressing (and shopping!) becomes an act of self-care, bringing more clarity, flow of communication, and confidence, be it at your next business meeting or simply a Saturday at the farmer’s market.

It’s grounding. While our mystical selves love to float in the ethers (hey all you vatas out there) clothes can help ground us back to our day-to-day life. We each have a message to share, and the proper clothes can give us the stability we need to rock it.

Here’s how to make a dosha dropping fashion statement.

:: VATA (FALL & EARLY WINTER) ::

My airy social butterflies. First things first (because we all know these things slip the mind); you must avoid being chilly at all costs. I know you love to show off your creative side and make a statement, and a scarf could be just the eccentric addition you’re looking for. Favor outfits that are warming and grounding. Pastel colors can work wonders, and a cozy pair of socks will seal the deal. Soft, warming fabrics such as cottons, linens or merino wool, should be at the top of your shopping list. Stick to flats, as you’re the ones that benefit from the most grounding influences. When you can, go barefoot.

:: PITTA (SUMMER) ::

My luxurious fire elementals. Please don’t let your desire to impress others guide all your outfit choices. The key here is to think light and airy with your clothes. Pittas can easily feel restricted, so make sure there is room to breathe. Silks, linens or cotton fabrics are great. As for colors, keep it calm – white, green and blue will do. Limit pattern. In the summer, carry a hat and sunglasses on you at all times. While black can be a short-cut to the kind of show-stopping looks you love, be careful not to overdue it in the summer months. A Pitta can’t afford to overheat, what with world domination on their hands.

:: KAPHA (LATE WINTER & SPRING) ::

My dear conservative Kaphas. You, my wise friends, tend to go for comfort over fashion. You take the timeless approach and tend to invest in clothes that will last and be practical. While this is a wonderful skill, it can also keep you in a style rut. Next time you find yourself reaching for more practical, neutral colors, spice it up with some purple, red or orange. These colors will give you some extra spunk to get you moving. Partner with light fabrics and throw in a high quality watch to complete the look. Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone when it comes to fashion, it may be the motivation you need.

If you know you embody multiple doshas, focus on your main dosha first and bring in the sub-doshas when you feel they need extra TLC. You can also adjust your attire to the doshic season.

The famous saying in Ayurveda, “it all depends,” applies to getting dressed just as much as your diet or daily routine. So start small, and pay attention to how your clothes are affecting your mood, whether you’re out and about or hanging around the house. As your closet cleans up, you’ll begin to see the magic of dressing for your dosha – and understand more fully that healing does in fact come in all shapes and sizes.

Mairi Yunits is a Pitta-Vata, Green Media Specialist, and Ayurveda Practitioner living in Chicago. Find out more about her work at Livemukta.com

SEE NO EVIL: FASHION’S TALISMAN FOR FALL

There’s a mystical mood in store this season, as designers anoint the the evil eye as their motif of choice. Here’s our lust list. Now all you have to do is manifest, Numis…
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MY MYSTICAL LIFE: MARA HOFFMAN

How much are we obsessed with Mara Hoffman. Please, Universe, let us be dressed nipple-to-toe in her hippie-chic on the beach all summer. For now, the queen of gypset dressing dishes on the details of her mystical life.

Mara on the beach in St. Kitts.

IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU MOST EMBODY THE TRAITS OF YOUR ASTROLOGICAL CHART?
“I’m quite a typical Aries. I’m a great ‘big idea’ person, and I view myself as a good leader but I need help with the smaller details. I like to say that I can move mountains but have a hard time sitting down and sorting pebbles.”
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