Summer Gift Guide: Swimwear + Snacks

Boardshorts, bikinis, sweet treats and zesty nibbles for the perfect beach day

There are several essentials for any beach or pool day: sunglasses, sunscreen, towel, good book, swimsuit and snacks. While a few of those rarely require a second thought, one duo in particular warrants frequent refreshing: the water-ready garments you wear and the hunger-satisfying treats you bring along. From bikinis to boardshorts, beverages, chips, chocolate, matcha and more, we have your afternoon in the sunshine covered—just …

Summersalt’s Affordable, Eco-Friendly Swimwear

Made from recycled materials, a guilt-free purchase for last-minute trip planning

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, summer seems to not be letting go of its unsettling grip—with an unusually extended warmer weather. But even when autumn makes its grand entrance soon, it doesn’t mean you won’t be donning a swimsuit until next year. Launched in May, St Louis-based Summersalt is having consumers rethink the “seasonal-only” expectation, and make a new (or last-minute) swimsuit …

Bower Swimwear Resort 2016

The young brand's less-is-more, modern pieces find a muse in Jane Birkin for oozing confidence

It’s no secret that we at CH lean toward minimalist swimwear (and lingerie) with bold cuts and colors—the pieces that instill confidence, rather than stripping it away. One such label that caught our eye is the year-old Bower, founded by Fiona Ryn and Rupert Tapper, whose sexy, functional pieces ooze with power and poise. The two are hands-on with every part of the process beyond …