Miami Heat - Swimwear turning the temperature up

A girl cannot have enough cossies - for all you international girls, that's Aussie slang for costume/swimwear, be it bikini or one-piece. I regularly pile in between three and five cossies into my suitcase, no matter the destination, and rotate them with an array of favourite cutoffs.

A current fave is new-on-the-swim-scene Australian label Midnight Swim, they've got sexy little suits all tied up. Think itsy, bitsy bottoms topped with racerback bralettes and knot-tie tanks. Check out Midnight's sun-kissed Instagram for the ultimate beach vacay inspiration. 

I'm also loving KORE SWIM. Launched as a collection of modest maillots in 2011 by sisters Jessica and Nicole Tracy, the label has since grown to include a full range of beachwear. Their sleek pieces effortlessly contour the body while remaining functional for Health Birds who like to take the action from the sand to the waves. With SPF on, of course!

Swim Style Crush

I'm crushing on this Lady Liberty one-piece cozzie from Island State

It perfectly reflects my life right now!.. An Aussie girl in New York missing the Down Under summer and lazy beach days but loving all the bright lights, big city action of NYC

Thanks to Island State, I know what I'll be sun-worshipping in (with SPF on!) when I jet back home to Coogee Beach.

I've reserved a spot for it in my Hamptons overnight bag for when the Northern Hemisphere warms up too!

Check out Island State's range of bikinis and one-pieces designed by two globetrotting Aussies and emblazoned with imagery from their travels - think Marrakech, Positano, Santorini, Amalfi Coast, New York City and beyond - on their website. There's boldy-printed resort wear that'll have you mentally booking your next holiday, and cute swim diapers for your mini me.