Hot Summer Style: Sizzlin’ L.A. Swimwear Looks

From Malibu to Long Beach, L.A.’s coast is sizzling with the season’s best swimwear styles. Cobalt, red and yellow are top hues; try white, animal prints and stripes too. High waists, high-cut legs, asymmetry and sleeves are all the rage, as are textured, shiny and eco-friendly fabrics. Scallops, belts, ties, ruffles, O-rings and trendy accessories complete the looks. Suit up and make a splash.

by Suzanne Ennis 

 

 

TEXTURE & LONG SLEEVES 

(1) The Little Market Polka Dot Tote, Palisades Village Palisades Village, 15225 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades, 424.266.4660, thelittlemarket.com (2) Cynthia Rowley Zebra Hepburn surfsuit, Palisades Village (see previous), 424.293.6831 (additional location in Malibu Lumber Yard), cynthiarowley.com (3) ROXY Poetic View straw sun hat; find L.A. County retailers at roxy.com

 

 

HIGH-WAIST & RAINBOW STRIPES 

(1) TOMS Sunset espadrilles, 1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.314.9700 (additional location at the Americana at Brand), toms.com  (2) Vitamin A Mila top and Lupe bottom in Verano stripe, Diane’s Beachwear, 620 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.395.3545 (four additional L.A. County locations), dianesbeachwear.com (3) TOMS Zuma sunglasses in Persimmon (see #1)

 

 

OFF-THE-SHOULDER & CUT-OUT

     

(1) GLCO Wilson M Sun sunglasses, Village Optic, Palisades Village, 15225 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades, 424.280.4498, villageoptic.com (2) Vitamin A Bardot asymmetrical EcoLux one piece, Everything But Water, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 310.843.9734 everythingbutwater.com (3) Guadalupe Designs Kareme shoulder bucket bag, Everything But Water (see previous)

 

 

BRIGHT RED & SCALLOPED EDGES 

             

(1) Trina Turk Clear Tote, 212 N. Larchmont Blvd., L.A., 323.536.9122 (additional location in Manhattan Beach), trinaturk.com (2) Marysia reversible bikini top and bottom, Everything But Water, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 310.843.9734 everythingbutwater.com (3) Chan Luu Malaga cowry shell anklet, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 424.313.8505, chanluu.com

 

 

LEOPARD PRINT & RUFFLES

     

(1) TOMS Champagne Shimmer Ray Sandals, 1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.314.9700 (additional location at the Americana at Brand), toms.com (2) Karla Colette One-Piece, Everything But Water, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 310.843.9734 everythingbutwater.com (3) Poolside Woven Belt Bag, Everything But Water (see previous)

 

 

BRIGHT YELLOW & RING BELT

                              

(1) Chan Luu tiered pink mix pearl and cowry shell earrings, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 424.313.8505, chanluu.com (2) Robin Piccone one piece, Everything But Water, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 310.843.9734 everythingbutwater.com (3) TOMS Mariska sunglasses in pearl white with bottle green, 1344 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.314.9700 (additional location at the Americana at Brand), toms.com   

 

 

 

Vitamin A lifestyle photo: Jennifer Stenglein; all product shots courtesy the retailers

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