We don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but we have to say it:
Summer is almost done.
We know, we know. It sucks.
But before you shoot the messenger (us), know that we are just as heartbroken as you are about the end of our favourite season. We’ve had some really great times over the past few months, so we thought it would be nice to take a little trip down memory lane:
GAIA HOME (end of April)
In April, we realized that the typical “at home wardrobe” of sweatpants and baggy t-shirts wasn’t cutting it anymore. We wanted to create something that was stylish, universally flattering and a touch more elevated for a day (and night) at home.
Enter the Gaia Home set; the perfect mix of style and comfort. We created this set in a brand new colour known as Rose Water to invoke those feelings of bliss while remaining universally flattering on every skin tone imaginable.
Similar to the rest of our Gaia collections, The Gaia Home set was designed with a soft cotton ribbed fabric that moved with the contours of the body. The Gaia Tank is a cropped fit with a sporty square neckline while the Gaia Shorts were a mid-to-high rise micro short that shaped and skimmed the booty.
When we dropped this collection you were all so excited to finally have a set that was playful and a little sexy:
If you’re still on the hunt for a cute loungewear set to wear during any season, you don’t need to look any further! You can check out the Gaia Home set here.
The Gaia Tank and Gaia shorts each retail for $55USD and can be bought separately!
SWEET NOTHINGS (May)
Technically this was a late April-early-May drop but it’s too good to not mention. After a long Winter, we knew we needed to start the Spring/Summer season on a high note. So, as an ode to Spring, we created two of the most gorgeous floral prints (Bloom and Daisy) you could ever lay your eyes on.
And the best part?
I know it sounds like we’re laying in on a little thick right now, but we need to give our flowers (pun intended) to our Sweet Nothings Collection. Not only did it sell out in minutes - becoming one of our best collections of the Spring/Summer year season - but so many of you were so in love with the print that we brought it back for a second time later in the summer!
Top shop our Sweet Nothings collection, please visit here
HAPPY HOUR (June)
In June, we decided we needed to turn up the heat even more with our Happy Hour Collection. Inspired by that first sip of your fave summer drink, tropical vacations and beach sunsets, Happy Hour was the perfect way to launch full force into our favourite season.
For this fun, playful collection we introduced a few new pieces: the Body Chain, Sarong, The Tunic and our new bikini style: the Sanders II bikini.
The Body chain was the perfect accessory for the summer. Many of you loved wearing this with your swimsuit for a beach day or with your fave night-out outfits to amp up your look! Currently the Body Chain retails for $25USD and can be found here.
The Tunic was the perfect summer cover up for the season. Designed with balloon sleeves, an oversized fit and a sheer cotton-linen blend, The Tunic quickly became a summer wardrobe staple. Currently, The Tunic retails for $85USD.
As you know, we love to throw in a new surprise with each collection. For Happy Hour, we were excited to introduce a brand new style: The Sanders II bikini. Like the Sanders, it was designed to be minimal coverage to maximize your ability to tan. However, we added a second strap to the Sanders II bottoms ($60USD) and extra long straps to the Sanders II top ($60USD) so you’d be able to tie it in multiple ways.
Outside of the Sanders II set, Happy Hour is also available in our signature Leo ($65USD) x Kenzie ($65USD) set!
Finally, we did something a little different with our sarong: we offered it in two different sizes. Typically, we create a one size fits all sarong, but we realized we had the opportunity to expand sizing and fit. The Sarong/Valencia is available in the sizes S/M and L/XL to ensure that we could accommodate a wide range of bodies!
To shop our Happy Hour Collection, click here.
To learn more about the collection in its entirety, visit here.
MAYFAIR X 437: PARADISO (July)
The month of July brought an exciting endeavour for us. We had our first major collection collaboration with Mayfair and it was everything we could have hoped for! Together, we created a 9-piece collection designed with an eclectic marble print in gorgeous hues of green, blue and white. This design was meant to imitate the calming ocean waters on a luxury paradise island. The goal was to create a collection that felt authentic and exhilarating.
For this collection, we decided to ramp it up by designing enough options to suit every vacation need. Similar to Happy Hour, we released The Sarong in two sizes S/M and L/XL. Additionally, we decided to add more variety by offering two colour options. The Sarong is available in the signature collection pattern Paradiso and a beautiful solid blue colour known as Aqua.
To start, we took our staple swim, the Aubrey bottoms and Leo top, and gave them a fun Paradiso twist! You’ll notice that Paradiso Leo x Aubrey has a slight variation in fabric. This is because we took the same silhouette but changed the fabric to be a bit thicker to amp up the support and add a bit more structure.
We also introduced yet another swimsuit style, the Sam suit. Similar to the Sanders and Sanders II, the Sam suit is a string bikini. However, the Sam bikini is reversible (Paradiso print on one side and Aqua on the other side) and offers a bit more coverage. This makes it perfect for busts of all sizes.. Currently, the Sam top and bottom retail for $75USD each.
Creating a one piece swim for Paradiso was imperative to the collection because we felt it created the perfect balance between sexy and playful. The Sienna One Piece ($175USD) is an asymmetrical cut one piece with an open back design and a high cut leg. We also amped up the luxury of the suit by adding a gold chain to the front cut of the suit.
Finally to round out the collection, we decided to add some apparel to further those Paradise island vibes. The matching Mesh Tee and Mesh Pants are a semi-see through and sport our Paradiso print. They can be worn together or separately!
To see the full Paradiso collection, please visit here.
Our final collection of the summer was a fun trip down memory lane. Paying homage to all things butterfly clips and jelly shoes, Y2K was the perfect collection for anyone who missed the good ol’ days of the early 2000s.
We created two dynamic swimsuit silhouettes: the Paris set and Aaliyah set. Both sets were designed to be reversible with dynamic colour ways to give you even more choice.
The Paris set is a string bikini that can be worn in many different ways. To play up the Y2K vibes, we added a silver 437 ring to the middle of the Paris top ($75USD) and an extra string and elongated the straps so you could play with the styling. The Paris bottoms ($75USD) are a classic string bikini bottom designed to be minimal coverage. Both the top and bottom were designed to be reversible so you have style options. On one side, the Paris set is available in a digitally illustrated blue zebra print or purple python print. On the other side, we created a 2000s inspired 437 print in the colours blue and purple.
The Aaliyah Set is also available in two reversible colours: a digitally illustrated purple python print with a solid lilac colour on the other side and a digitally illustrated blue zebra print with a solid blue colour on the other side. The Aaliyah top ($80USD) is ideal for all bust sizes as it sports thick straps that can be tied in many different ways to change the level of support. The Aaliyah bottoms ($75USD) are a sexy high-cut bottom with adjustable back coverage.
Finally, to die everything together we decided to forego our typical sarong for a purple python print and/or blue zebra print bandeau skirt. The bandeau skirt has adjustable strings on either so you can customize the length to your liking. The Bandeau skirt retails for $65USD.
To check out the full Y2K collection, visit here.
Overall, it's safe to say that we have had an incredibly busy season. Although Summer is over, the creativity will never stop for us. We have really exciting things planned for the upcoming seasons. We can't wait for you to see it babe!