Retail Therapy March 2013

Words: Nicole McConnach | Photos: Luke Hanscom

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Rebel Bather
Pull your lounge chair poolside, order yourself a mai tai and bask in the glory of the beaming sun. This collection has all your fashion trends covered. L Space Knotted Fringe Dolly bandeau, $72, paired with Scanty bottom, $54, satisfies your taste for fringe and the Muche et Muchette black beach bag, $36, with sequin striped detail adds a pop of metallic. Both available at Blum’s in Patchogue. Magnifique sunglasses, $395, by Dita, keep you seeing clearly until the sun sets—find them at Optical Heights in Roslyn Heights.

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Beach Day
Take a break from the chilly air: Pack your things and head south for a sneak peek at days to come. Slip into Juicy Couture’s Prima Donna ruffled bandeau maillot, $151, the lace cut-out sides show just enough skin to flatter your mid-winter shape. 1 Sol oversized beach bag, $48, fits everything you’ll need to spend an afternoon ocean side. Bonus: The bow in front doubles as a sarong…genius! Both can be found at Blum’s in Patchogue. Pull on Dita Paradis, $350, tortoise cat eyes sunglesses and you’re ready to lounge. Available at Eyes On Broadway in Hewlett. Enjoy your getaway!

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Take the Plunge
One-piece bathing suits have been typecast since the first bikini made its way to our sandy beaches. This year many designers are making sure that the conservative look gets the attention it deserves with more youthful, fashion forward designs. Marc by Marc Jacobs is right on trend with his color-blocked maillot with peplum waist, $177. 1 Sol took a different approach with Sophie, $130, a Creamsicle orange suit that boasts a laser-cut floral design ruffle at the bust. Complete either fabulous look with Judith Leiber Royal Plissé, $510, available at Eyes on Broadway in Hewlett, or Oliver Peoples’ Mande red framed shades, $340, at Optical Heights in Roslyn Heights.

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In Full Bloom
Floral patterns have been popping onto the fashion radar through the change of seasons. Lucky for the girly girls out there, the trend does not seem to be wilting away anytime soon. Soaking up the rays in this L Space Sweet Meadow bikini, top, $106, and bottom, $61, at Blum’s in Patchogue, will make you the envy on every sand dune. Protect your peeps with Chrome Hearts Ghoul Girl sunglasses, $990. Available at Michael Allen Opticians in Woodbury. Top off your ladylike ensemble with Callanan oversized brim beach hat, $28, also at Blum’s.