Erika Rae Poturnak, the eldest daughter of actress Ina Raymundo, is a total island girl! Simply scrolling through her Instagram feed makes us feel as if we've been transported to the beach. Needless to say, her account is brimming with the cutest bikini pics; but more than her OOTDs, what we love the most about her is her body positivity. She's all for self-love and keeping it real!
"Trying to unlearn and reject everything I’ve been fed about my body. I’ve always been in awe of women who are so proud of their natural bodies and have the courage to flaunt it," the 19-year-old once captioned an IG post. "Why do we have such admiration for other women’s beauty yet treat ourselves with such unkindness?"
She definitely has a point, don't you agree? That said, we're taking cues from Erika and channeling our confidence into our next beach OOTDs. Below, some style lessons we're gleaning from this teenage beach babe:
Erika Rae Poturnak's Stylish Swimsuit OOTDs
1. You can never go wrong with a classic black swimsuit.
It's a must-have for every girl, so be sure to invest in a set or two for your next beach vacay.
2. A one-piece swimsuit is always a good idea.
Not comfortable showing off too much skin? No worries. A classic maillot can exude the same sexy vibe if you're a bit on the shy side.
3. Don't be afraid to mix and match!
The best part about swimsuits is that there are no rules, so you don't have to be matchy-matchy all the time. Go ahead, mix and match different colors and prints and you'll discover the many cool combos you can come up with.
4. Prints make it more fun.
Solid colors are foolproof, but where's the fun in that? Stripes, florals, animal print, and many other options can add an extra dose of playfulness to your beach looks.
5. Don't forget to accessorize.
You'll be surprised how big of a difference a bucket hat can make! Same goes for layered gold necklaces or a stack of beaded bracelets.
* This story originally appeared on Candymag.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.