Time spent outside in the fresh air could be a day of beachcombing on Sanibel Island. It might be a brisk run through the city streets of Fort Myers or an invigorating game of tennis or golf at a country club in Bonita Springs. Whichever activity you choose, here are some fashions to make you stand out.
1 THE BEACHCOMBER
Quite the showstopper, the Cannes Cropped Rashguard top ($135) from Sustainable Sea’s Vitamin A collection works both on and off the beach. Its Mod Print fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles. Pair it with the Luciana Classic Hipster Bikini Bottom ($99) for some fashionable beachcombing. Or match it with your favorite jeans for a midriff-baring look when out with friends. Available at Everything But Water in Periwinkle Place on Sanibel Island or at everythingbutwater.com.
2 VISOR READY
Shade your pretty face from the Florida sun as you search for seashells with this Woven Straw Baseball Cap ($38) by Wyeth Hats. Its rounded crown makes for an easy fit and a grosgrain lining adds an element of comfort. With textured straw, the cap is a natural for the beach. Available at Everything But Water in Coconut Point Town Center in Estero or at everythingbutwater.com.
3 SHELL CATCHER
This dark navy Fisherman-Style Mesh Large Tote ($48) by Sea Star Beachwear is ideal for collecting shells, but not the sand. It’s made from water-friendly, quick-drying neoprene. Besides being lightweight and durable, it can actually float. So no worries if you drop it in the ocean or it falls off the boat. Available at everythingbutwater.com.
4 THE RUNNER
Layering is the key to this running outfit from Adidas by Stella McCartney. It works for rain or shine when training outdoors in cooler months. Start with the Run Ultra Long Sleeve top made of Climaheat fabric. The Run Long Tights designed with a shiny wet-look fabric and reflective snaketape detailing has a bonded waistband construction and draw-cord for the ultimate fit. Layer up the look with the lightweight Run Adizero Short, and for protection from the elements add the Climastorm Run Ultra Jacket. Your feet will love the futuristicdesigned UltraBoost X All Terrain shoe ($270). Laceless with a primeknit upper, the shoe has height and an outsole perfect for running in wet conditions. For pricing and availability visit adidas.com.
5 THE TENNIS PLAYER
Pretty and feminine, this look from LIJA is a fresh take on tennis dressing. The Ruffle Tank ($75) has a simple scoop-neck silhouette with good coverage at the back. A lovely asymmetrical ruffle on one side of the front ends just over the shoulder. Pair it with the Topspin Skort ($95), one of LIJA’s most popular items. The 13inch skort has kick pleats at both the front and the back to give it some spunk. Available at lijastyle.com
6 THE GOLFER
This hot pink Long-Sleeve Zip Tech Polo ($90) by Golftini breaks away from traditional polo styling by adding soft ruched cuffs and mesh detailing along sides of waist and inner arm sleeves. The top pairs easily with fun and functional golf skorts ($90-$128) in various solids and prints. Most skorts are available in two lengths: 17.5 and 19 inches. Fabrics are non-wrinkle blends of polyester and spandex, as well as a stretch cotton blend, for great fit and movement. Available at golftiniwear.com.
7 RIOT ON THE GREENS
Loudmouth golf apparel has been known to brighten up the greens with splashes of bold color and outrageous prints that you won’t find in most golfers’ wardrobes. The Splatterific Stretch Tech Skort ($79.50) doesn’t wrinkle, shrink or fade. Its fabric has moisture control for comfort on a hot day. Pair this cute skort with a solid top and you’re sure to cause a riot of color on the tee. Available at us.loudmouthgolf.com
8 A FRESH TAKE ON GOLF
Not your mother’s golf wear, LIJA’s designs are modern with details that wow. The sleeveless Pleated Polo ($80) for example boasts princess styling that includes feminine pleats at the back hem and subtle gathers at the shoulders and back. It works beautifully with the Printed Tuxedo Skort ($110). A straight silhouette highlighted by white tuxedo panels on the side seams, the skort measures 17 inches. Available at lijastyle.com.