Southern California native Red Carter spent much of his youth swimming and playing in the water, so it's no surprise that he grew up to become a swimwear designer. In 2004, Carter launched his eponymous label after working at Esprit, Guess, and Oscar de la Renta and moving from California to Miami. Drawing inspiration from the Art Deco architecture and creative energy of his adopted hometown, Red Carter designs swimsuits that marry fit, form, and function with subtle details, bold prints, and advanced technical construction. Bathing suits like the slashed one-piece - an edgy black number with strategically placed slashes running down the front - and its cousin, the Mio cut-out halter swimsuit, exude sex appeal but won't leave you feeling under-dressed at the beach.
When it comes to vacation dressing, our stylists prefer to ditch the buttoned-up look in favor of easy-breezy pieces that make them feel absolutely relaxed. But relaxed need not mean sloppy, as this selection of getaway getups makes clear. Whether you're lounging poolside or taking in the sights, the throw-on-and-go dresses and flattering tanks and tees here will keep you looking as good as you feel.
Make a splash in mix-and-match bikinis and one-piece suits designed to flaunt your figure and turn heads at the beach.
A change in season always has us looking forward to a wardrobe refresh—and there's no better moment than the start of summer for the addition of cheery pieces like the ones in this selection. Here, find teeny bikinis, versatile dresses, chic tanks, and more, from names like Calvin Klein and Tahari—all in a sunny palette of yellows, pinks, and oranges.
What's red, white, blue—and undeniably stylish? The selection of patriotic pieces we've rounded up for you here: Think crisp white blouses, bright blue separates, and little red dresses versatile enough for the hot summer months and beyond. Find the hues in small doses, too, like cherry-red totes, small cosmetic clutches in nautical blue-and-white stripes, bold blue sandals and pumps, and stacks of gold and red bangles.