BUST's fashion & beauty editor, Marie Lodi, is here to share her 5 top picks for a sleek and stylish summer.
1. GLOW UP ISLAND STYLE
Meet Prim Botanicals, a plant-based beauty brand that incorporates ingredients from founder Stefanie Walmsley’s native Philippines into products like the Debauchery Detox scrub ($25, primbotanicals.com), which contains the antioxidant-packed Philippine Barako coffee. Another must-try is That One Summer Hair Oil—its nourishing blend of exotic oils is a savior for dry strands.
2. POOLSIDE PERFECTION
Swimsuits that are cute enough to wear outside of the water used to be a fantasy for bigger babes, but Alpine Swim changed all of that with swoony bathing suits that go up to a size 6X. The Te Amo Selena Top and Bottom ($120 each), with its fringe fabulousness, is the outfit of my poolside fantasies.
3. CLOTHES FOR THOUGHT
If you love fashion but also like thinking about why we dress the way we do, let Véronique Hyland school you with her book of essays, Dress Code: Unlocking Fashion from The New Look to Millenial Pink. The author and Elle fashion features director actually coined the term “millennial pink,” which is one of the topics she covers in this fun and thought-provoking read.
4. BOLD BAGGAGE
If you’ve never met joy in the form of a handbag, you have now. El Cholo’s Kid uses colorful recycled plastic for its bags, which range from adorably tiny purses to carry–all totes and everything in between ($35-$72), all made by artisans in Mexico.
5. FASHION REINCARNATED
Do you have an old kitchen towel laying around that you can’t bear to get rid of? Enter Selina Sanders. The Altadena, CA-based slow fashion artist takes old tea towels and transforms them into adorable puff-sleeve tops and dresses (prices vary), allowing each piece to have a second chance at life.
PHOTOS: (TE AMO SWIMSUIT) @PEGGYSHOOTSFILM; (SELINA SANDERS) SELINASANDERS.COM