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January 28th, 2014 | By | 219 Comments

Fashionably Fit Style Post by Guest Blogger, Leah.

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Growing up I always dreaded going to P.E. class. Not just because it required physical fitness, but it meant I had to slip out of my cute, well thought out wardrobe and throw on smelly gym clothes. Still to this day I often avoid exercising just because I do not want to give up looking stylish for feeling comfortable when I go for a run or head to yoga. The greatest thing to me is when there are pants and clothes that are made to run and sweat in, but somehow you still feel awesome when you walk to the store in them or meet up a friend for lunch. These tie dye print pants not only make your booty look good while walking around, but they are perfect and unique for who don’t want to give up their personal style for a little exercise.
Pictured:  Tie Dye Yoga Pants
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January 27th, 2014 | By | 6 Comments

This Just In: New Billabong Surf Capsule

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Once again, the design team at Billabong has struck the perfect balance between traditional, “scrumptious baby seal” black neoprene, and a “maybe if I tie it super tight it won’t fall off” bikini. Introducing the Spring ’14 Billabong Surf Capsule Collection. The retro-inspired line features Billabong’s tech neoprene in bold color blocks, south of the boarder stripes, and a neon safari print mix. Combine the cheeky cuts with Summer-in-January weather*, and you’ll most-certainly be able to look past the 60 degree water temps towards long beach days ahead.
View the Collection: Billabong Surf Capsule Wetsuits

*To the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, we’re sorry to rub sweet Pacific Ocean salt in the wound.

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January 24th, 2014 | By | 247 Comments

DIY: Graphic Tee Clutch

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Life’s not fair. Which becomes quite evident when you see how many amazing graphics guys have access to in the form of tees. Enter creativity. This tee transformation takes the form of an oversized photo clutch with an exposed zipper. Get a tee, give yourself an hour (more or less, depending on your sewing skills), then read on for the how-to…
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January 22nd, 2014 | By | 67 Comments

Meet Your Maker | L*Space Founder Monica Wise

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Here at SWELL, we love bikinis. I mean, we LOVE bikinis. So naturally, we adore the woman behind one of the top bikini brands out there, L*Space. With six (6!) “Best Swim Brand of the Year” awards and iconic swim styles to spare, founder Monica Wise is the ultimate role model for aspiring designers and beach beach babes from coast to coast. We had a chance to stop by L*Space HQ and get a sneak peek into Monica’s success and next season’s bikinis. Sadly, there was no room filled floor the ceiling with bikinis to dive into a-la Scrooge McDuck, but we did find some pretty rad stuff searching for the mythical dream-room. Read on for a photo tour of L*Space and interview with the woman, the myth, the bikini legend…

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