Having spent most of my life in Hawaii and California, swimwear holds a very important position in my wardrobe. For me, living in a warm climate means my bikini collection is a year-round necessity, so optimal fit, comfort, quality and style are of the utmost scrutiny and importance to me when choosing a new addition. Once I made the leap to sustainable fashion three years ago, a new characteristic was added to the list: environmental responsibility. Swimwear from Los Angeles brand Greenlee Swim checks off everything on this list.

I first discovered Greenlee Swim from an article on Eco Warrior Princess in 2016, and was immediately drawn to the line’s minimalist design and punchy prints. After months of Instagram stalking, I took the plunge last winter and purchased a suit that I wore while visiting family in Hawaii last December. I was thrilled with the suit (you may remember my feature of them here), and even more excited when they asked me to host a happy hour at their shop last month, and be featured on their blog!

I got the Tulum Strappy Scoop Tank from the happy hour, and just as with the first bikini I own, I love everything about it. The fabric – made from recycled materials – is incredibly soft and avoids the dreaded pinching quality more rigid swimwear fabrics can create. I also feel that the cut is ultra flattering, accentuating my curves rather than constricting them. There’s something retro about the print that I simply adore, which is why I wore my retro sunnies with them in Malibu. I can tell that it’s a suit that I’ll be able to wear for years to come. If it sounds like Greenlee checks off everything on your list too, you can get 25% off with code KASHA through September 15!

Read the Green with Style feature on the Greenlee Swim blog here.

 

Photos by @sdrpick.

This suit was gifted to me, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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