Jun 1, 2023

Light up the Seashore


Think fluid garden influences with a touch of vintage when selecting beachwear for summer 2023!Look for “all things linen” as well as button ups and beach pants in a variety of prints, advised Cherie Krohnof Innerlight Surf & Skate in Gulf Breeze proper. “Bandeau tops and tie-side bottoms are making a come back,” she said, and wide is the go-to summer cut for legs. Matching sets are stylish over a bathing suit and take you to dinner or anywhere the summer sunset inspires. Pretty pinks, greens and purples are the refreshing colors of this season when the coast is calling. “I’m loving all the feminine florals” Krohn said. “They always do well with a great solid staple. Embossed clothing is coming back strong as well. ”Thanks to new innovations, a day at the beach involving water sports can include saltwater-resistantjewelry. Innerlight carries stainless steel jewelry immersed in gold, making it more than happy to accompany your favorite swimwear for a dip. Krohn describes it as “perfect for our active coastal girl. ”Also hot in the summer accessory lineup are platform sandals, slide sandals, straw hats, dad hats (baseball-style hats crafted from soft canvas) and claw flower clips. Look for sun protection tops to ensure coastal fun is skin-safe.

Shopping List: "Matching sets are all the rage," said Cherie Krohn of Innerlight Surf & Skate. This top and bottom in some of the season's favorite hues by illa illa are $29.99 each and are fabulous together or mixed with other pieces. Minty swim top by Roxy ($48).
Shopping List: Button-ups are hot this summer! so are embossed babrics and shades of pink and purple. Combine all three with this pretty Billabong ikini (top: $65.95, bottom: $59.95). Merci top will shine on land at seas, $49.99.
Right: Shopping List: "I love the colorful clothes she wears and the way the sunlight plays upon her hair," were the iconic lyrics of 1966's No. 1 hit 'Good Vibrations." This outfit is a big nod to the 60's and 70's style that is surging in 2023. Cropped top by Baevely, $44.99, and high-wasted, wide-leg jeans by Billabong, $89.95. Left: Shopping List: Create a celestial seaside vibe in this floral bikini by Rip Curl (top: $64.95, bottom: $54.95) and ultra feminie cover-up by Hyfve, $49.99.

Taylor Bowles

June model Taylor Bowles has a few go-tos that never fail to inspire good vibes. Painting – or really anything artistic –is one. “The beach is the place for the best vibe all the time. By yourself or with friends, it’s always a good time,” said the spring UWF graduate who studied criminal justice. “Sometimes I’ll bring my paint out there and paint what I see. ”When burning off some stress is in order, Bowles pumps iron and works out at the gym. As a Greenville, South Carolina, native who is a proud child of the2000s, Bowles’ favorite styles hint at that era. “I’m into the old 2000’s fashion with a mix of alternative in there. My black boots are my staple, that’s why I have four pairs that are different shapes, sizes and textures. ”Ultimately, those bright beautiful vibrations we love in others, and ourselves, come from within each of us, said Bowles. “I believe that good vibes really are the energy you bring with you.”

Shopping List: Who doesn't love a romper or ease and comfort? Pair this one by Billabong ($55.95) in easy-on-the-eye olive with a fitted Roxy crop top ($30) and finish off with neutral accessories for an earthy vibe.