As I’m buying more swim pieces to incorporate into my store and discovering up-and-coming designers, I’m noticing a trend. In LA, the swimwear tops are very much competing with slinky, casual evening tops-think swimwear meets clubwear. So De Mel’s swim tops exude this, particularly her Montecito Top and So you’re ready to go from the beach to the bar.
On the East Coast, things are a little more conservative and preppy, but the switch from swim to resort can be made just as easily. If you’re vacationing in the Hamptons, Rehoboth, or Nantucket, Noblesse Oblige’s seersucker collection is a must have. Pair their ruffled seersucker stop with a pair of high-waisted jeans and you’re ready to brunch after a morning swim or jog on the beach.