I’ve been a fan of Motel Rocks before I knew what street style was. They’re retro. They’re trendy. They’re fun. They’re whatever else you want to find to express that care-free-dom craving. I’m just obsessed with their quirky prints cleverly balanced with simple cuts. I think what I love the most about Motel Rocks is that they’re a 90s baby “wet” dream (all puns intended).
So when I had the opportunity to collaborate with Motel Rocks, my answer was obviously - “Yes, please!” My recent trip to Long Beach Island was accompanied by this Motel swim number. Hi floral retro meets Betty Boop pin-up! Long Beach Island is your traditional beach town. You’ll find the surfers, the reoccurring beach home residents, the lobster red sun bather, and the bike riding solicitors all under 12 years old. ‘All of the above’ broke their necks at the sight of this vibrant swimsuit but I believe it was in a good way. Because although this retro swimwear is eye-catching, it is also a very classy piece. It’s quite charming and made me feel more like a daisy frolicking girl than tulle can ever do. It is only a few inches of bare skin away from a one piece. Or this can be my imagination and the island completely disapproved my fashion taste and raunchy swimwear. But I’d like to not support the latter. So I suggest you head over to Motel Rocks (there is a sale!) and create a controversy somewhere else.
Photos by Pedro