Archive for the ‘GOODS FOR GUYS’ Category

July 14th, 2009 | By | 2,749 Comments

Top Trend: Ruffled Skirts


Ruffle up your features and flaunt your new summer tan in an ultra-girly ruffled mini skirt! This season’s newest skirt combines everything we love about summer trends: ditsy florals, high-waisted cuts, and playful ruffles. These youthful skirts are perfect paired with a tucked-in fitted tank or structured button-up, and flatter almost every body type!

How to Wear the trend:

Skirts for slim or athletic body types:
Pick something in a woven cotton or heavier fabric. The structure adds curves for a super feminine silhouette. Try: the Element Eastern Skirt, or the Hurley Adele Skirt (pictured above at far right).

Skirts for curvier or pear-shaped body types:
Opt for a skirt with a lighter-weight fabric that will drape on the body. Silks, lightweight jersey or rayon are great choices. Try: the O’Neill Scarlett Skirt (pictured above center), or the Billabong Reve Skirt (pictured above far left).

Shop the Trend HERE!

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July 9th, 2009 | By | 1,386 Comments

How Did I Get Here? – L*Space’s Monica Wise


Since launching our hugely popular Featured Stylist program, we’ve been fortunate to meet countless talented and ambitious individuals. Designers, artists, stylists, photographers, journalists, models-each with a different story, but all sharing a common goal: To make a defying mark in fashion. But as lofty as their aspirations are, more daunting is finding the right path to get them there.

For world renowned designer Monica Wise, creator and owner of L*Space Swimwear, her tale is far from your text book example. In fact, some would say her journey began out in left field. But like so many other great self-made success stories, Monica’s underlying theme is that great expectations will always produce triumphant endings.


July 7th, 2009 | By | 1,954 Comments

Deep Thoughts From: Stylist Michelle Mitchell


Deep Thoughts, Swell’s new interview series, takes a look from the shallow-end at Swell’s stylist Michelle Mitchell.


Come back next Monday for more Deep Thoughts from the shallow end.

June 30th, 2009 | By | 454 Comments

Twirlit Gets Styled for Summer With Swell!

Swell was lucky enough to team up with the popular fashion/news/beauty/health/entertainment…blog, Twirlit, for a clip on Summer Fashion Tips. Our buyer hand-picked some of this season’s top looks and showed how you can mix and match each item to update your look and get more from each piece. 

Some of the featured picks:
Billabong Silvana Dress
Billabong Camille Skirt
Quiksilver Loot Horse Tank
Quiksilver Zephyr Cord Short

Click here for the full list of styles featured in the segment 

If you haven’t heard of Twirlit yet, it’s time to get in the loop! It’s a great way to get in touch with the latest fashion, gossip and entertainment. 

Thanks Kathrien Ahn and the crew from Twirlit for creating a great style video!