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New Brand Spotlight: Beach Riot

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"Riot on the beach, party in the streets" boasts the Beach Riot mantra. Featuring fashion-forward looks that will take you from the beach to the streets, Beach Riot is for the style savvy girl who want to stand out and make a statement on the sand. With the ocean as her backyard, Beach Riot designer Nicole Hanriot has mastered the making of the perfect bikini. Collections boast of bold animal prints, color blocking, and an ‘80s flare that is sure to cause a riot.

Nicole Hanriot recently stopped by the downtown Zappos HQ to show us some new styles for spring/summer.

 

Beach Riot was recently featured in the 2013 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and we're very excited to offer their amazing pieces on Zappos.com!

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As Seen in All On The Line: Brooke Rodd's Capsule Collection

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Now that you’ve seen her journey in this week’s episode of All On The Line, check out designer Brooke Rodd’s capsule collection that she exclusively designed for Zappos.com!  Zappos buyer Karrie and Zappos Trend and Styling Manager Alison personally picked these pieces from Brooke’s presentation and we think you’ll love them as much as they did!

About Brooke Rodd:

Growing up on the beaches of Long Island, Brooke Rodd always had an easy awareness of all things cool. These days, this New Yorker calls Venice, California home, and fuses her uncanny sense of Hamptons and Manhattan chic with the laid-back feel of the SoCal coast.

The collection uses an array of custom designed prints and vintage trims that make all her pieces stand out in the crowd. From casually chic jersey dresses to elegant, easy-fitting pants, these pieces are sure to keep everyone staring.

Brooke Rodd’s designs are hip yet timeless. Sophisticated yet very alive. The result is a lifestyle brand that is a groovy confluence of elegance and fun.

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Style Destination: Costa Rica

Since my team and I are off to Costa Rica once again for our Spring 2012 style shoots, I thought it was only fitting to start off the year’s first Style Destination post with where else—Costa Rica!

With its lush, green landscape and gorgeous coastline, Costa Rica is definitely a tropical playground. Being comfy and cool is top priority when packing for any tropical destination. Here are a few of my essentials for this trip:

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1. Goorin Brothers Malibu Hat: Humidity and hair just don’t mix. This lightweight fedora is a must for easy, fuss-free hair!

2. Reef Butter 3 Flip Flops: I love how cushy and comfy these sandals are! They’re perfect for walking along the beach or sightseeing around town.

3. Ella Moss Rhapsody Cover Up Hooded Poncho: A sheer coverup is perfect for throwing on while you enjoy a little poolside cocktail!

4. The North Face Women’s Horizon Tempest Pant: A pair of lightweight and breathable roll-up pants is perfect for those sudden downpours.

5. Oakley Dispatch II Polarized: These oversized shades keep the glare away while looking totally glam.

6. Keen Whisper Sandals: We do a ton of walking around in different terrain during our shoots, and these durable waterproof sandals are a lifesaver.

7. Gabriella Rocha Alika Bikini Set: An adjustable bikini doubles as a great layering piece underneath those slinky tank tops and summer dresses. I like to bring a few during my trips!

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Style Destination: Laguna Beach

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If you’re like me and love to travel, you know how important it is to pack appropriately to your destination. For this first ever Style Destination, we’re going to the beach! Laguna Beach to be exact!

Here are some must-have pieces that will be right at home in this posh and sunny seaside location:

One-piece swimsuit: This looks so chic when you’re sipping a cocktail poolside!

Cute cover-ups: Always pack a couple of cover-ups, whether it’s a pretty sarong wrap or a sheer tunic.

Woven beach tote: A classic straw beach tote is not only practical, it’s always stylish.

Colorful bikini: Bright bikinis are so hot right now. Whether you do a solid or a fun print, the brighter, the better!

Maxi skirt or dress: The boho look is alive and well in SoCal, and a maxi is perfect for a shopping day around Laguna.

Flat sandals: Pack a dressy flat sandal and comfy rubber flip flops so you have options for lounge and play.

Sporty beach shorts: These are perfect for beach volleyball or just spending a day running around on the sand.

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Style Personality of the Day: Casual Chic

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She’s relaxed, laid-back and enjoys the finer things in life. The Casual Chic Woman is all about refined yet casual sophistication whether she’s on vacation or enjoying a leisurely weekend in town.

This seaside-inspired ensemble perfectly evokes sunny summer getaways. From the nautical-inspired Breton tee, to the crisp white shorts and flat sandals, this look says Hamptons-chic all the way.

To check out even more fabulous looks for different style personalities, go to our new and improved Shop by Personality page!

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Dive Into Summer With the Coolest Boardshorts

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Hitting the beach or pool this holiday weekend? Make sure you start the summer off right with a cool pair of boardshorts! There are tons to choose from out there, from ones with bold and bright prints to more subdued plaids or solids. If you plan on spending plenty of time by the water this season, picking a pair of stylish boardshorts really sets the tone for your look and should be one of the first things in your must-have list.