LA-based swimsuit designers know what's best for locals, which is why we enlisted Kirsten Ehrig-Sarkisian of luxe swimwear label Belusso to show us how to take our bathing suits from the beach to brunch without missing a beat. See her tips—and favorite LA brunch spots—below.
“The perfect look for this outdoor eatery would be our Es Vive bikini in the yellow/driftwood color combination and our reversible Les Tamaris bottom (flipped to the neon yellow side for a little pop!). Next, add our Caves du Roy denim shorts in the matching driftwood print, a white Isabel Marant Étoile top, sea urchin star earrings by Elisabeth Bell, and a floppy, straw hat by Janessa Leone. Done!”
Jodi crochet cotton gauze pants, Miguelina ($255). net-a-porter.com; Rockee fringe wedge sandal, Valentino ($845). Nordstrom, The Grove, Los Angeles, 323-930-2230
“When you want to hang with the cool kids, head straight for the Ace Hotel Downtown LA’s rooftop bar and mini pool. The best kind of suit for this day would be Tori Praver's Sienna one piece in the India Rose print, styled with a pair of white cotton beach pants and Valentino's Rockee sandals.”
De la Mer au Ciel shawl, Hermès ($1,100). 434 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440; Single point arrow cuff, Anito Ko ($4,850). Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Bevery Hills, 310-550-5900; Classic t-strap sandals, Balenciaga ($585). 8670 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-854-0557
“This is truly one of the most stunning locations and views on the West Coast, so you better bring your A-game. [Wear] nothing less than our Carine maillot in black shagreen foil with Balenciaga's arena gladiator black stud sandals and Hermès' de la mer au ciel cashmere and silk shawl tied as a dress. Then add a bunch of Anita Ko bracelets—perfection.”
What to Wear to the Beach
Lucia embroidered mesh bikini, Zimmermann ($315). 110 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-285-9680
“For a relaxed, satisfying brunch, head to Geoffrey's wearing Zimmermann's Lucia mesh embroidered bikini in one of their signature floral prints. This longer top goes well with a basic high-waisted, high-leg trouser from 1. State in their soft tone called cloud."
“After a long day at one of the premier, private beach clubs along the PCH, Uber across the street into Santa Monica Canyon, climb the stairs, gaze out at the ocean view from the members-only upstairs club at The Shore Bar, and order food. Wear our Bonne Terrasse underwire bikini top in the dark feathers print and our La Minervetta high-waisted bottoms. All you need to do is throw on our Cap Estel silk cover-up in the matching print and a pair of simple, beautiful handmade sandals from a small, family-owned shop on the Island of Capri called da Costanzo.”