By: Vanessa Taylor, TheKit.ca

The long weekend is (almost) here! What better way to get you in a beach-y mood (or cottage-mode) than to talk bikinis? Victoria’s Secrets Angel, Miranda Kerr shares her tips for getting swim-ready this summer.

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Must-have print of the season?

“I love sexy animal and floral prints in neon hues this season--they really make you stand out on the beach.”

Best silhouette?

“The Gorgeous Push-up Bikini—it’s a halter style so it 's really supportive, but still gives you great cleavage.” This style is available in bra sizing—so you can customize the perfect fit. The Gorgeous Push-up Bikini tops, $55; bottoms, $28. www.victoriassecret.com

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Q: If it isn’t a string-bikini-kind-of-day, what else is hot this summer?
Miranda Kerr: “You can try a one-piece, tankini or a skirted bottom paired with your favorite bikini top. I love the Victoria's Secret Bikini tool because you can mix and match your top and bottom to create your perfect fit.”

Q: Your beach-bag essentials?

MK: “I like to wear a big hat, keep hydrated with a bottle of water and love to have a great book on hand.”

Q: Poolside cover-up of choice?

MK: “A free flowing sheer maxi dress.”

Q: Is jewelry at the beach a Do or a Don’t?

MK: “It depends on the individual but if you choose to do so, I suggest mixing it up from day to day to avoid tan lines.”

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