It’s time for fun in the sun! As temperatures, cooling off by the pool or beach is more and more enticing by the moment. This season, I am loving new iterations of gorgeous and celebratory beachwear – pieces that bring a high fashion element to refreshing summer activities. I’m especially excited about emerging designers in the industry who are making a splash this year. Donning any of their styles is sure to make you the sunniest star, guaranteed to get you tons of compliments and “where did you get that?” directed your way.

Mello’s unique pieces are sure to delight. Founded by Cindy Mello, the brand was founded with a mission to honor her Brazilian heritage. All of the prints and silhouettes are inspired by Rio de Janeiro in the 80s, specifically by family pictures from Mello’s mother.

Left to right: Rio Top & Rio Bottom, Copacabana Top & Copacabana Bottom, Multi Tie Top & V Bottom

Matthew Bruch launched his sophisticated brand, seeking to fill a void in the swimwear market for chic and simplistic pieces. His focus on fit and fabric along with his minimal designs give anyone who wears his line an effortlessly elegant look.

1st Row: Anna Army Colorblock Bikini, Kimmie Cream Colorblock One Piece, Kate Stone Low-Waist Bikini
2nd Row: Anna Black Colorblock One Piece, Anna Terracotta Rib Knit Bikini, Anna Army Colorblock One Piece

For a sustainable option, look to Inez Valentine. The brand was founded by Rocco Valentine and Biance Inez Ubeda, and the duo finds their inspiration from nature, using beautiful earth tones in minimal silhouettes. Their suits are also meant to be worn all day, from poolside tanning to dinner with jeans and sandals.

Left to Right: Delilah Top in Calypso & Nina High Waist Bottoms in Calypso, Sherri Top in Juniper & Nina High Waist Bottoms in Juniper, Delilah Top in Bone & Josie Cheeky Bottoms in Bone, Peyton One Piece in Calypso

Since 2010, Christopher Esber has been an esteemed resortwear designer. This season, he debuted swimwear, which seemed like the natural next step for him. His aesthetic is mimicked in his pieces, as he emphasizes unique tailoring and a laid-back sensuality. His pieces are meant to be functional and fun, so you can run around and dance to your favorite summer songs with comfort and ease.

1st Row: Deconstruct Swimsuit, Looped Adjustable Strapless Swimsuit, Ruched Crop Sun Tee Grape
2nd Row: Looped Tie Bikini Brief Grape, Ruched Disconnect Swimsuit Solis Yellow, Looped Halter Swimsuit

Hoping you are enjoying as much fun in the sun as possible!