Brands We're Loving for Vacation: Swimsuits, Sandals, Skin Care & More

Flights booked, check. Itinerary, check. PTO days approved check. All that’s left is what to pack and once that’s sorted, we’re ready to set our out-of-office messages and go.

If you’re starting to plan your vacation outfits but feel a little overwhelmed, don’t be. We’ve curated our go-tos for European Summer looks (or wherever you’re off to, really) — rounding up must-have beach sandals, beauty essentials, and the emerging designers that always tap into the best bathing suit trends.

Ahead: discover the brands we’re loving for vacation.

Best Brazilian Swimwear: Lybethras

If you’re looking for something bold that makes a statement at the beach — like a hot pink bikini or a red one-piece swimsuit — this is the brand to shop. 

Lybethras is a Brazilian swimwear brand by a mother-daughter design duo. Their specialty lies in the uniqueness of their styles, all of which are made to mix and match so you can play with prints or color-block to customize your look.

Best Beach Sandals: beek

Finding the perfect beach sandals is no small feat. For vacation footwear that’s as comfy as it is chic, it’s beek. Every pair is designed in California and hand-crafted in Mexico (taking over 48 hours to make!). 

Plus: each shoe is painstakingly perfected using the softest leather, then finished with a molded arch for extra cushion and comfort. From off-white sandals to metallic slides, this brand has it all.

Best Mineral Sunscreen: CōTZ 

Sunscreen is non-negotiable no matter where you are—but on vacation? It’s essential.

CōTZ (which stands for “Contains Only Titanium & Zinc Oxide”) is an all-mineral sunscreen line founded by a plastic surgeon determined to create easy, everyday SPFs that are healthier for your skin and the planet. Both the original and tinted sunscreens are formulated without chemical sunscreen filters, dyes, fragrances and parabens — and they’re totally cruelty-free and reef-safe, too.

Best Minimalist Bikinis: Mondello

If you’re a minimalist (in aesthetic and when it comes to tan lines), Mondello makes swimwear that’s equal parts sexy and sophisticated.

There’s a clear Mediterranean influence in the cuts and color palette. Everything from tiny strapless tops to the cheekiest of bikini bottoms is made to mix and match — and the earthy neutrals? Bound to be flattering on every skin tone. Their blue bathing suits are one of our most popular designs right now, but you truly can’t go wrong with any color.

Best Statement Swimwear: SHAN

For swimwear that offers that perfect amount of coverage and modesty — without forgoing the fun, of course — SHAN is the one. 

We love their sleek, monochromatic one-piece bathing suits (like this chocolate plunge neck number) as much as we do SHAN’s bikinis with bright patterns. Strategic details add a unique touch that’s incredibly flattering too: what’s not to love?

Best Beach Beauty Essentials: Nude Envie

These are the makeup products that take you from day to night. Think minimal effort, maximum impact when it comes to your vacation look: a pop of color here and a blend of glowy bronzer there are all you need.

(You know: easy, breezy, beautiful.)

Beach or poolside, a touch of cream blush adds brightness without having to commit to a full face. Come evening though, amp up your look with bronzer and this lip liner and lip gloss combo for a sun-kissed look.

Best Platform Sandals: Naked Feet 

If you’re partial to footwear with height, Naked Feet gives you that boost without the uncomfortable heel. 

We love their platform sandals: they’re great for the beach or pool, and just as stylish when you’re out exploring or grabbing lunch. Cushiony straps and slip-on (or Velcro!) styles ensure comfort no matter what you have planned for the day.

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