Archive for the ‘Trend Alert’ Category

July 31st, 2013 | By | 1,972 Comments

Sneak Peek: Swim 2014 Trends

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Bikinis, babes, and bedazzled?! That’s right: 90′s, Jennifer Lopez denim jacket, troll doll tummy, bedazzled swim. It’s one of our favorite (and most flashy!) trends we spotted at the Miami Swim show this past week. Curious to see what else you can expect to see on the beaches next year? Read on for the list of top swim trends for 2014…
(Pictured above: Beach Riot Designer, Nicole Hanriot)
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July 27th, 2013 | By | 1,037 Comments

SeaMade: US Open Street Style A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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The US Open of Surfing…what a week. The annual reunion of more-or-less the entire surf industry, mixed with the absolute chaos of ultimate (Summer Break 2013, woo!) partiers. Amidst the bikini-clad, freshly-inked beach babes were little nuggets of finely dressed guys and gals, ready to get their groove on. Follow the jump for some of the weekend’s best beachy style finds…
(Shop the Style: Open Back Maxi Dress)
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July 26th, 2013 | By | 632 Comments

DIY: Camo Nails

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Starting to notice a surplus of style lately? You can expect to see a sea of camouflage this Fall, covering everything from sweaters to sandals. Paired with army greens and balanced by girly pieces, it’s sure to be a stand-out (or, rather, blend in!) trend this season. So for this week’s DIY, we’re diving in, tips first, with camo nails.
To get the head-to-toenail camo look, I turned to my favorite girly nail bar in Encinitas, the Leu Leu Beauty Bar for an expert execution strategy. And they nailed it (pun intended)….using eco-friendly polish of course. Read on for steps on how-to achieve camouflage nails… (more…)

July 18th, 2013 | By | 308 Comments

Bienvenido A Miami Swim Show!

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Wish We Were Here…Miami Beach.
The SWELL Buyers & Stylists are off to the Miami Swim show for a weekend of sun, South Beach and, of course, swimwear. It’s a solid weekend of scouring the show, runways and poolside parties for fresh brands, new trends, and 2014 collections from our favorite designers. A full 72 hours of bikinis. We know, though gig. But hey, someone’s gotta do it, right!?

With the top swim designers, models, media, and 95 degree tropical thunder storms in town, packing for the trip meant curating their absolute favorite (and boldly colored, it is Miami) pieces to bring along. Read on for a peek inside the travel bag of SWELL Stylist, Kylie… (more…)