Active and Swim Collectives

In the Fashion World – whether it’s couture, active or swimwear fashion – it’s all about looking ahead.

Held at Anaheim’s Convention Center, the joint Active Collective and Swim Collectives featured over 300 curated brands that specialize in athleisure, swimwear and beach resortwear.

With brands that are carried both online and luxury retailers including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, the Collectives drew in both buyers and influencers who were eager to check out the up and coming trends. And we have a sneak peak for our fashion-forward readers to get the jump on the styles you’re sure to be craving.

ACTIVE:

Prints were everywhere at the collection! With everyone hitting the gym this month for their New Years Resolutions, you really need to step up the style game along with the dial on the bike to sand out from the crowd.

Resolve to look both fit and fabulous with new prints from Onzie’s quirky skulls and flower prints to Ultracor’s popular star designs and (some even sparkle with Swarovski crystals) to Yoga Democracy’s colorful Frida Kahlo prints and Noli’s nature prints.

Looking for something for the after-workout? Z Supply is the perfect not-so-basic basics line. You’ll love the clean lines of shirts and dresses in the softest fabrics, some of which come embellished with extra keyhole or crisscross detailing for some extra oomph.

Accessories

The most important accessory in the gym? Water, of course. Gotta stay hydrated when you’re planning a big sweat sesh. Takeya bottles are BPA safe, leak-proof and come in a variety of colors. Bonus: they offer free shipping on their website for all purchases.

Socks

Can’t really work out without them so why not make them both stylish and functional. The Movement Sock has the cutest grippy socks to kick your game up to the next level.

Yoga Mats

Gone are the days when yoga mats were merely solid and functional. Up your Downward Dog Style Game with uniquely designed yoga mats from Yoga Zeal, coming in a wide array of fabulous prints like moonscapes and palm fronds.

SWIM:

Beach Bunny is a perennial style fave, always on trend with colors that pop and sexy stylish cutouts. Tavik has something for everyone—both in swimwear and attire for your non-summery life. Offering fashionistas a wide variety of colors and patterns to choose from, the swimwear line is apropos both for days lounging by the pool and beach or looking fabulous at this year’s crop of music fests. Coachella, anyone? They also carry dresses and tops and pants and even fashion for the stylish guy—everything from swimwear to jeans.

Color is the name of the game in swimwear for tropical, sun-drenched locations like South Florida, and Miami-based designer swimwear brand Luli Fama showcases a vibrant colors and prints with a Latin flair. Perfect for traveling to such hotspots as the Caribbean!

Accessories:

Want to up your style game? Then it’s all about the accessories. And the lovely Italian line, Carmen Sol, is hot, hot, hot with bright colors that do double duty, shining as bright as the sun. Sure to become one of your go-to brands for luxury resort accessories, Carmen Sol carries everything from stylish wedges to gorgeous bags, clutches and even jewelry. All are crafted in jelly material—so you don’t have to worry about anything getting wet—and best of all: they are Pop 65 compliant.

Safety first!

Footwear:

Vionic Beach has you covered with cushioned sandals with great arch support and fun prints like pineapples. Perfect to wear at the pool and walking around beachside!

Of course, the MOST fashionable fun-in-the-sun accessory is good skincare. And with that in mind, Coola was on hand showing off their products – which are all organic and non-greasy and pumped with vitamins and antioxidants to boost skin’s natural immune system.

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