New Fall Preorders from Alexis Will Get You in the Autumnal Mood

With the official start of autumn just days away, it’s time to bid adieu to shorts season and start embracing long sleeves, flared pants, and dramatic silhouettes. What? You mean your wardrobe is lacking the above looks?

That’s okay. Shop Splash designer Alexis has just released a bunch of stunning autumnal preorders that will get you in the mood for darker colors, cooler evenings, and everything else fall.

Tell your current LBD to move over. The Fia dress is ready to take its place. This second-skin mini dress is made for the bold, with a dangerously low V-cut in the front. The puffy long sleeves add drama to your silhouette. With a back zip closure, this is a dress you’ll want to wear again and again. You only need a vampy red lip!

Get glitzy in the Jezebel sequined romper. Ideal for those last warm days of the season, this disco ball of an outfit features long sleeves up top and shorts down below. The front keyhole shows off a lot of skin, from your neck almost to your belly button. You’ll feel covered up otherwise with the sleeves and thigh-skimming shorts. The pretty shades of red and dark purple in this romper make it a great fall look.

Va-va-voom! The Gilda jumpsuit is described as a rust color, but it also resembles that of a blood orange. Made of skin-kissing satin, this one-piece has long sleeves and pants. Perfect to wear to that office meeting or Sunday brunch, you control how much skin you show with front buttons. A waist tie adds some dimension to this romper.

The world will feel like your runway if you wear the Carine pants in black, another winning Alexis preorder. These high-waisted structured pants have lush layers of variously-sized ruffles as well as huge flares at the ankle. You’ll love how versatile these pants are; try wearing them with a cute crop top or a work blouse and you’ll look great in both.

The Astoria jumpsuit is like the Fia dress but with pants. You still get the fabulous poufy sleeves, this time in a bell shape. This romper fits close and is worn off-the-shoulder. The attached pants flare out at the legs to cover most of your feet. We hope you have some towering heels to wear with this one-piece.

Take a step back into the elegance of past centuries in Alexis’ Felice floral velvet gown. This incredibly detailed velvet and lace number is semi-sheer, but you’re covered in all the necessary places with lining inside the dress. The dark red burnout pattern makes you look like a work of art wherever you go. With an accompanying black velvet waist tie, this dress has shape.

Finally, go hippy chic in the Eris flowered pants. These black wide-legged, flared pants feature floral patterns and appliques with a cute circle of flowers around both knees. These are great to wear to any concerts you have on your fall agenda. You can only find these spectacular Alexis fall preorders on Shop Splash!

Crotchet Swimwear

If it has not come to your attention yet, crochet swimwear has made the ultimate comeback as our favorite celebrities (from Candice Swanenpol to the Kardashians) are making bold statements in theirs. Although the last time you probably recall wearing a crochet bikini, you were around five years old, this summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the reinvented, retro trend. Even though it may sound ironic, it’s time to update your bikini collection with a throwback. The crochet look will give you that Coachella vibe without having to leave your backyard.

Whether you are going for a colorful, vibrant bikini to not only make a statement while poolside but also under a sheer or revealing top to show off the bright colors or a simple monochromatic yet boldly cut kini to keep it simple, we have you covered. Let’s start with the, the Mediterranean Bikini, is a pastel colored crochet bikini that’s sure to say “wow” with its skimpy bottom and flattering cuts. Similarly, the Capri Bikini, the Zara Bikini Top, will bring out your summer glow and match perfectly with any pair of chic beach pants to create the ideal beach, lounge look.

Now, if you’re going for a more sporty 70’s look, the Curacao Bikini Top with its cutouts and zig-zag, colorful print, may be your best bet (even our favorite Bikini beach babe, Tash Oakley had to have it!). The Fleur Bikini top also gives off the vibrant look with the gold fabric surrounded with colorful  “it” crochet. Because the crochet bikini look is a very 70’s fad, why not combine another trend of the time, the halter top. The Dream Catcher Halter is a blush color with intricate floral knit detail. This bikini creates a total throwback look but will unquestionably cause a beach riot today!

These must-have bikinis never fail to emphasize and flatter your curves with their figure hugging material (best of both worlds, huh?) So….. if you don’t or  –  if you already do have a crochet bikini –  (because you can never have enough) it’s time to go get one (or a few!)

Vacation-ing Made Easy

As you finally welcome the warm, summer months of June, July and August and get ready to jet off to your to exotic getaways, it’s important to make sure your bikinis and vacation wear are top notch. Additionally, the curse of over packing seems to get the best us, ultimately forcing us to carry around hefty luggages in which, realistically, the majority of things will not be worn. To save yourself all the time and tedious work that goes into packing, we have rounded up the best bikinis and outfits that are sure to make you truly look like a bohemian queen.

Firstly, the most crucial part of packing for a tropical getaway is your selection of bikinis! If you want to avoid those annoying tan lines but still stand out in a bold bikini, the Alicante Lace Bikini will surely make a statement as well as bring out your golden tan. Now, if your tan isn’t your number one concern rather you’re looking for an edgy full piece to lounge in, the Jane One Piece is certain to turn heads with it’s daring cutouts. Although having colorful and unique bikinis is key, you can never go wrong with a simple yet striking, black bikini: the Indah Flutter Bikini.

Secondly, what’s a perfect tropical getaway without the perfect cover-ups to compliment your swimwear? You can never go wrong with the Indah Sail Maxi Dress for an easy and quick beach dress, and if you can’t decide which color you’re feeling at the moment, you can choose from silver, nude, black, and white. For those of you who prefer something mini to show off your hard-earned summer glow, the Dona Playsuit will unquestionably do the job. And lastly, if are looking to show off that bold full piece and prefer the pants or shorts look, the Es Torrent Pants or the Venice Shorts will complete your outfit.

Although tropical vacations are mainly about having that striking beach look, you can never forget about your evening outfits which certainly don’t get the same amount of credit! Personally, when on a summer getaway, rompers never fail to serve as the easiest and chicest dinner outfit. Alexis has come out with the most stylish and edgy rompers that can be both dressed up and down. With its red accents, the Kizzy Romper is sure to give you that classy island look. It is safe to say that when on a summer vacation, the more colors, the better moreover, the Amelia Strapless Mini Dress is a no brainer for a fashionable dinner look.

Lastly, never forget to pack a staple beach hat and bag because what’s an optimal tanning experience without an oversized hat to shade your face and the essential tanning oils/creams. The Alpargatas Hat will match with absolutely every look you have in mind and will probably, certainly be your next favorite beach accessory. To go along with the hat, you cant forget the Desert Dreams Weekender Tote in order to hold your oils and favorite book to bring along.

With all these options in mind, the inevitable task that is packing is certain to be a breeze. Not only will packing be easier, but you will have the key items to complete the ultimate summer getaway wardrobe. Happy vacationing!

Suit up for Summer in Marysia Swimwear from Shop Splash

Spring break may be behind us, but summer is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to take stock of your swimsuit collection. Whether your old favorites are worn out or just not trendy anymore, our Shop Splash designer Marysia Swim has released some fantastic new one-pieces and bikinis you’ll want to wear all summer long.

The Palm Springs bikini offers lots of coverage with its bralette top and high-waisted bottoms. Both in a delicate cream color, the top is made of a stretchy textured fabric that hugs your curves in all the right places. It has a banded hem and Marysia Swim’s signature scalloped neckline. This ties up in the front and has gold grommets.

The bottoms are also textured and scalloped. With boy shorts coverage, these belly-button-skimming bottoms have crisscrossing side ties that are totally chic.

The appropriately-named Spring bikini top and Broadway bottoms make a great set as well. This triangle bikini has a delicate yet appealing texture. Its blush pink color is beautiful. It features a back clasp and scalloped edging. The seamless bottoms are somewhat cheeky, but you’ll still feel covered up.

Why not a one-piece this summer? The Broadway maillot in metallic brown is an ideal choice. The texture and shine of this swimsuit gives off a unique metal look. It has princess seams for a flattering fit and ties up around your neck halter style. The front is punctuated with pink crisscrossing ties with matching metal grommets.

The Antibes strapless top and matching bottoms are also metallic, but the effect is subtler since this set is creamy white. The bikini top has a center front tie with grommets. It closes via a metal clasp in the back. The scalloped edging here looks especially pretty. The bottoms are seamless and designed for moderate coverage.

Another covetable one-piece is the Mott cutout maillot in Marysia Swim’s lovely rose pink. This has a huge cutout in the back but still offers moderate rear coverage. It closes via the same metal back closures featured on some of the designer’s other swimsuits. The side cutouts in the front are totally darling. Your chest will stay covered for all that other exposed skin.

When Marysia Swim delves into patterns, the results are astounding. Take the Antibes maillot in black hibiscus, for example. Although it’s like the Mott maillot, with the black and white floral pattern, it looks like a totally different swimsuit. The straps are thin on purpose and are removeable. The bandeau cutouts are quite stylish, too.

Lastly, we have the Newport maillot, another one-piece winner. This black swimsuit has a thick belt that adds visual interest. If you want to take the belt off though, you can. Otherwise, this swimsuit boasts a deep V-cut in the front and back and a peplum waist. You can only find these great Marysia Swim looks at Shop Splash!

Spring Fever! Get in the Spirit with Seasonal Tops from Your Favorite Shop Splash Designers

Spring, the precursor to summer, is in full bloom (pardon our pun). That means it’s time to put away the sweaters and bust out those flirty tanks and tees. If your wardrobe is leaving something to be desired, don’t stress. Just let your favorite Shop Splash designers fill in the holes in your closet with some sexy tops.

The Rise and Shine tank top from Amuse Society can easily take you from brunch to the gym and back again. This simple metallic gray knit tank has ribbed detailing and is cropped to show off your tummy. It’s got a plunging V-neck and spaghetti straps.

Take a trip back to the 1990s in The Coverii’s velvet crop top in neutral taupe. Made of velvet throughout, this tank boasts a high neck and small cutouts on both sides. We hope you have your platform shoes ready, because you’re going to look seriously retro in this top.

Ideal for work and play, the Nirav blouse from Alexis is chic and structured. It’s long-sleeved, but it’s also a crop top, which allows your skin to breathe. This white blouse features an oversized front tie that dangles down to your legs. Its wrap style is totally trendy.

Another beauty from Alexis is the Micael top. This white peasant top has red circular patterns throughout. It also includes elasticized cuffs and shoulders so it stays in place all day. The oversized bell sleeves recall the breezy ‘60s.

Stone Cold Fox’s Medici blouse also has some throwback glam. The stained glass pattern is colorful and funky, with bits of white, blue, pink, and brown thrown in. Not only does this top look good, but it feels good, too, as it’s silky. The sleeves are flared, but it’s the dangerously plunging V-neck that’s the real star of this show. You can knot up the extra material to cover more skin if you prefer.

Feel like a beach goddess in the Mariposa top, also from Amuse Society. In a cheery sunny gold, this off-the-shoulder wonder is made completely of viscose crepe. The top is designed to be roomy with baggy off-the-shoulder sleeves. There’s a subtle white printed woven pattern throughout.

The best part about the Candy crop top from Wildfox is you can dress it up or down. It’s a staple you’ll wear all spring and summer. Nikia Provenzano was involved in the design of this top, which features snap closures in the back and a V-cut in the front. You can also get this in white if that’s more your speed.

Alice McCall’s Let Your Love Flow ballet crop top will take your breath away. You’ll feel like a beautiful butterfly. Designed to be worn off the shoulders, this beige ruffled cotton blouse boasts black blooms. It also buttons down the front.

Feel the magic in the Sabine top Vintage Mystic from Blue Life. This maude crop top is quite ornate, as it comes with a back keyhole, neck ties, raw flutter flaps on the front, a bigger front keyhole, and an elasticized waistline. You can only find these great spring looks at Shop Splash!

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