Johnny Was Blog
Swim 20 RefreshFebruary 25, 2020
New Spring Swim
Not only has our swim collection quickly gained a beloved following for its superior fit, fabric that offers UPF 50+ sun protection and flattering details, but for our Spring 20 Collection we've created one of our best prints yet, and we're all in a flutter (pun intended). "This print feels special for Spring because butterflies symbolize renewal, so we thought it was perfectly timed for this time of year", says Theresa McAllen, our VP of Design. "We kept it light and colorful by keeping the background white, and added some roses, but the star is clearly the gorgeous and striking butterflies." Check our our top Spring swim picks.
If you're going to be outdoors for an extended period of time, the Holly Surf Shirt is the way to go, even if you're not planning on climbing atop a board. It offers the most sun protection. Crafted from Xtra Life Lycra that holds its shape and stretch over time, it's easy to tie on the matching Holly Sarong or our understated Illaria Pant for happy hour by the beach.
Bikinis Both Ways
Whether you want to show more or less skin, there's a silhouette for every comfort level. The Holly Tankini Top has adjustable string shoulder ties, and two soft ruffles that cover the torso while still including a built-in shelf bra for support. The Holly Halter Top shows a little more décolleté but still offers a great fit. For a retro silhouette we love to pair this with the matching Holly High Waisted Bottom
A Poolside Cover Up
This is our favorite way to quickly cover up. The Holly Short Kimono features the traditional silhouette with a wider sleeve and we've given it an extra pop of color with two turquoise tassels at the hemline. It's crafted from silk so light-as-a-feather and with a hint of sheer. Great topping a maillot while you're reading in a lounge chair but just as chic with a silk cami and our black Palazzo Pant for a dinner reservation or cocktails. This one is a vacation must-have.
The Effortless Maxi
If you've never slipped into a kaftan, your spring/summer style is about to get a gorgeous, vintage update. The Holly Long Kaftan is crafted from a cotton/silk, comes in an extended size range and cuts your dress time down to (quite literally) seconds. Easily worn over any swimsuit but looks so chic for dinner with a casual sandal. Need more proof? Just google some images of classic Elizabeth Taylor and you'll see how this relaxed silhouette has always been the height of laid back elegance.
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