Best designer swimwear trends right now? Swimwear season is upon us. The suits du jour? Glamorous one-pieces and modest bikinis, both cut to cover up and enhance curves. In the mix are island-inspired options — an asymmetrical two-piece from the New York label Giejo (top, $98; bottom, $88) and a cheap and cheerful Indochine-esque palm print by Joe Fresh ($29), for example — that hit the high and low sides of swim’s price spectrum. Other standout summertime swim trends include plaids (gingham from the Australian swim house Seafolly and madras from Thom Dolan); black-and-whites (stripes from Norma Kamali and botanicals from Tommy Bahama); and florals (primaries from Rebecca Taylor and pastels from American Eagle). T even found the sunglasses that go best with each look. Here comes the sun!
Tired of the same old prints? So was Giejo’s creator, who set about creating separates focused on fashion forward styles. Using vintage and reclaimed materials sourced from New York’s Garment District, you know you’ll be getting something unique. The collection is small and refined and guides you to choose the kind of clashes that work. With their brightly coloured bohemian trims, these bikinis and one pieces are an Instagrammer’s dream. Each piece is handmade and lacks the unsightly and uncomfortable clasps and fastenings that are found on most. With their lollipop brightness and streamline cuts, it’ll be difficult to choose just one. See additional information at swimwear.
From hip hop to spinning and everything in between, these days you can pretty much find a different kind of workout for each day of the week. And while the latest crop of cardio classes and cross-training routines make hitting the gym more fun (finally), they also take a little more planning in the wardrobe department…because you can’t wear that tired old middle-school-tee-and-soccer-short-combo every day. You just can’t. So, because we’re firm believers that when you look good, you feel good (and if there’s anywhere you need to feel good, it’s the gym), we’ve put together five super cute and functional outfits, each geared toward a different activity. Click through to see it all, and get that activewear collection started—you’ll be surprised how motivated you’ll feel to break a sweat.
What is your personal favorite giejo style? It depends on what mood I’m in – if I want to really stand out, I would wear the butterfly bandeau with the high-waist bottom. If I’m feeling more sweet, I would wear the mid boy’s brief and the floral bra top. That is what I love about this collection: There’s such a variety of looks one can achieve from just a couple of pieces that no matter who you are that day, you can dress with confidence! Along with your swimsuit, what are your beach bag essentials? Clarins skin care, my Elizabeth & James sunglasses, iPod and magazines. I usually sleep on the beach and wake up for an occasional dip in the ocean, so not too much!