January 28th, 2016
Archive for the ‘STYLE’ Category
Featured look: Lucy Love Maxi Stella Dress
When a girl has to compete with impeccably Italian-tailored Tom Ford suits for the spotlight, her style has to be right on cue. Throughout the classy, martini-soused years of James Bond movies, the leading ladies have been challenged with finding fashions that can take some of the light from the man every woman wants and every man wants to be—while still appearing strong, elegant, and capable of wielding a hand gun while driving the getaway car. Think Honey Rider’s (Ursula Andress) iconic swimsuit, or Pussy Galore’s (Honor Blackman) curve-hugging sweater dresses adorned with powerful menswear accents. Such a look was once again seamlessly executed in the recent James Bond: Quantum of Solace. The spicy new leading lady, Olga Kurylenko, manages to dress in pieces that match the savvy nature of a Bond girl. With flowy, curvaceous gowns and youthful but rich separates, the new Bond girl is a perfect compliment to Daniel Craig’s (the latest actor to play Bond) high class suits. With poise, power, and undeniable sex appeal, women throughout the Bond legacy have at one time thought “I want to be her”. To get a taste of that Bond girl look, we’ve chosen some of the (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
Back again with a brand new edition of Street Style, the Swell team went in search of some killer street steeze: This time on our home turf of San Clemente—because with tasty waves comes tasty duds. The highlight of the highlight-streaked looks came in a statement-making, silhouette-flattering blouse and deathly-hip white accessories to match. With the sun still blazing at a comfy 80 degrees and bikinis still at the tops of our drawers, mixing up some swanky seasonal style while keeping a tasteful dose of ray-loving colors and fabrics isn’t always the easiest task. So bravo to this tragically savvy fashion forecaster for keeping up with the region’s season in such an ease of classy vesture.
What really made our heads turn and cameras flash was the strikingly harmonious menage of a refined and frilled-out blouse, casual daytime denim, and straight from the Haight boots, wallet, and belt. A mix we could only imagine every hipster crying secret tears of joy over. Taking inspiration from a chica with stand-out style (and that says a lot with the oodles of praise-worthy looks here), we recreated this outfit to remind you that cooking up a hot ensemble doesn’t need to cost a load of dough. With the addition of some signature playful and surf-inspired details, you can get this chic and sun-drenched San Clemente look too!
What’s not to love about this outfit? The wealth of character and style that’s wrapped up in Rachael’s outfit qualified itself for “Get the Look” with little competition. The graphic tee and skinny black jeans paired with feminine flats and a bright bag makes for a perfectly harmonious combination. And as the cold weather starts to become a factor when you’re putting your ensemble together, what better Holiday accessories than a scarf and colored Ray Bans? Also, make a point to check out our impressive selection of novelty tees and skinny jeans when you’re shopping this look, as they’re sure to inspire loads of creativity.
Hot pick of the week! Have you seen our Holiday catalog? If not, you’re missin’ out. Check out this sweet sweatshirt from Rip Curl featured on Page 9. (Also available in our online store.) It’s called the Rip Curl Dia sweatshirt and it’s blowin’ out so you better get it fast! Although this hoodie just hit our shelves a few weeks ago, it’s already one of the top sellers in the category. With a basic plaid print and faux fur lining, it makes a powerful alliance with pants or cords. But how do you maximize its full potential? Glad you asked. Throw it down with long-sleeve tee, some rinced-wash, faded blue jeans, and a pair of modern desert boots. Simple, but oh-so-hot!