A little known Australian swimwear brand called N.L.P became a household name on Tuesday thanks to the social media force that is Kim Kardashian. After she tweeted a picture of herself in a bright pink and orange neoprene bikini from the label’s new collection, the internet fell over itself (a Vogue cover certainly didn’t hurt her fashion authority) and it sold out within hours. Her two-piece may be out of reach for now, but it got us thinking about colorful neoprene — itself soft and unstructured — that you can wear out of the water. Think shoulders rounded just-so on sweaters, a waist nipped at the perfect spot, and a skirt flare that actually holds. Swimming optional.
Splurge: Fendi Medium 2Jours Satchel — $1890.
*As part of her new editor-at-large-ship, Olivia Fleming is going to bring you 15 trend-based pieces that look more expensive than they actually are every week — proving you can look a million bucks for under $250. We’re calling it Deceptively Good Looking.
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