If I could, I'd live in a bikini the entire Summer, except that most stylish two-pieces don't stay on for much more than sunbathing. With more women surfers hitting the beach than ever before, swimwear companies are making suits that not only look good, but also stay put. These bikinis are also comfy, require no adjustment once on, and dry quickly. Whether you're duckdiving under a wave, jumping into a pool, or doing some major swimming, here are five suits that will outlast the season.
Reese always pulls it together. Here she is getting coffee in LA in cozy basics, but she looks anything but shabby. Her black knit cardigan peacoat fits like a mitten, and cropped dark blue jeans show off her classic Lanvin flats. Subtle gold jewelry and Ray-Ban Wayfarers are thrown-on personal touches. Now if we can just find out who designed her cool studded bag? Any guesses?
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On Our Radar: Luella Bartley for O'Neill British designer Luella Bartley has teamed up with activewear label O'Neill to create a collection of surfer inspired clothing for Summer 2008. The line includes plaid shirts, dresses, shorts and dungarees all at High Street prices. There is also printed swimwear which is now on my holiday wish list. What do you think of the collection? Do you think that Luella has remained true to her style?
Ok. What to get for the cool couz(in) who thinks he's the poop and is in the midst of teenage angst. Oh, and you barely know the guy. I say buy him something he can't argue isn't cool. Upon receiving the gift he may just shrug it off and toss it to the side. But secretly, he thinks you're the poop and trusts that you know what's Fab. Here's what.
It's literally surf's up for designer Luella Bartley. Her passion for the water sport has prompted her to design a 30-piece collection for surfwear brand, O'Neill.
This is exciting news for both the surfing and non-surfing world. Luella plans on changing up the current surfing trends for women by providing a harder, more iconic look for Spring/Summer 2008. The collection, set to launch early next year, includes bright colors and clean graphics with part urban graffiti, part rave, part '70s surf hippy. In addition to traditional bikinis and board shorts, there will be T-shirt dresses and bright color jeans.
If it's anything like her Spring '06 collection, which included surf-like short shorts and nautical details, I can't wait!
Nothing is worse than snorkeling for hours on the first day of your vacation and spending the rest of your precious days in paradise dealing with a very sunburned back. What you need to pack for your sunny, swimmy vacation is a rash guard.
You may be saying to yourself "Fit, I am not worried about a rash. It is a sunburn I am trying to avoid." To this I will say, lightweight rash guards are made from fabrics with high UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) factors, to keep your skin extra protected for long hours in the water. They are like a sunscreen swimsuit for your upper body.
Originally developed for surfers to prevent rashes from the sand and surf wax combo, rash guards are designed to move and swim in making them a much better option than swimming in an old tee shirt. Obviously they provide much better sun protection and this one, designed by O'Neill has a UPF rating of 50 plus. It even has a utility pocket with a drain hole - they think of everything.
Buy one directly from O'Neill for $49.95. Rash guards come in both short and long sleeve styles so your forearms can stay protected too.