Get ready bikini babes! Our biggest sale of the year is happening in LESS THAN ONE WEEK! Just in time for summer, the rest of our teeny bikinis are about to be 50-70% off! (sizes and styles are limited) Be on the lookout for our sale to begin!!
CHECK OUT OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LOCALE MAGAZINE!
We sat down with writer Janelle Merritt to chat about how we got our start, our favorite design tips and tricks and of course a sneak peek into our 2016 collection!
I love that LOCALE supports local designers, shops and foodies alike introducing us to all the secret spots! Here's the link!
Come join us THIS SATURDAY at the BMS Surf and Bike Rental Shop Grand Opening in Laguna Beach! Located across from Ritual Yoga on PCH, this quaint rental shop is hosting a knock out party to announce their store opening complete with DJ, raffle and lots of fun!
We will be selling the rest of our remaining inventory along with our NEW crochet coverup dresses, eco friendly sunnies, glo-tats, custom jewlery and boho sandals! Also get an exclusive chance to pre-order our 2016 line in person and meet the designer behind Olà Sol! A portion of the proceeds will go to the BMS Surf Charity and of course the Loggerhead Marine Center!
DONT MISS OUT! See you there!
And Swim Collective 2015 is finally a wrap! Here's a little recap from all 3 days of the show!
Wednesday we packed up all our suits and headed down to the Hyatt in Huntington Beach, just a quick 15 min drive up PCH! We couldn't have asked for a better location, HB being surf city USA, it was a perfect place to unveil our 2016 lines to all the buyers! We arrived, found our booth and set up all our Ola Sol goodies! Once we were happy with the layout and all the suits were secured on their rings, we set off getting last minute things ready for the grand opening on Thursday morning! Here are some photos of our booth (yay #933!) Pretty crazy to see a larger than life photo of yourself displayed across the back wall!
Thursday morning we were locked and loaded with lots of energy! So very excited to finally show the bikini buyers what we were made of! Made some great contacts and even gained some new friends with the vendors around us! It was great to see such passion in other young designers like myself. Their drive to make their dreams happen inspired me to remain confident and keep plugging away at any chance we got to showcase our suits! Everyone was LOVING our exclusive TORTUGA print! They were blown away at the level of detail we had paid to every little aspect of our booth as well as our designs. So refreshing to hear industry professionals respect the work we have been doing this past year and a half!
Friday we headed back to booth #933 ready to go! Lots of foot traffic that day, we met with some key accounts I've been contacting for months and even met some new store owners looking for fresh new lines to spice up their assortment! They all loved the colors we had chose for 2016, different and eyecatching, they gravitated towards our Bohemia Tropicana Collection as well as our Sandee Collection! Gold is IN! Glad we took a chance on that color, we will see how it plays out for us!
Overall we think it was a great show! We made lots of connections and officially plan to be in stores in 2016! BIG moment for us! I wanted to thank ALL of you for being so loving and supportive throughout this journey and for those who offered their blessings during our big first show! Many more to come! XO+OSS
Resident BAD GIRL Natalie Nunn wears OG Ola Sol like a BADASS! Featured here in our original LAGOS top and KNOTTY bottoms, this bootylicous babe knows a thing or two about rocking a bikini! Very fitness minded, Natalie shows off her kickin curves in the most appealing way! When we met at the MTV awards gifting suite, she was immediately taken by our unique cut and colors and I knew this one would be a show stopper! See her other ultra sexy bikini pics on her instagram (@realmissnatalienunn) and maybe even catch another one of ours soon! #wcw #natalienunn #ogolasol #lagos #knotty
Like what you see? Follow us on social media and keep checking back for more suit updates! Suits coming spring/summer 2016!Retail buyers come visit us at SWIM COLLECTIVE August 13-14th!
XO+OSS Megan Co-Owner . Designer . Ola Sol Swimwear
SATURDAY SUIT SPOTLIGHT
Today marks the beginning of our SATURDAY SUIT SPOTLIGHT! We are giving you a little insight to our design process here at Ola Sol and how we come up with our unique designs along with little tips and tricks about our suits!
This Saturday we are highlighting HARLOW! This cute, comfortable top comes in almost every one of our 2016 collections and definitely aims to please! With 5 colors to choose from, HARLOW is sure to be one of next seasons best sellers. Athletic girls rejoice! Finally a bikini top that you can feel comfortable in while being active! When we were designing HARLOW we had all our surfers, hot yogis, paddleboarders and swimmers in mind! Made to last, this top will never go out of style in or out of the water!
Its fully adjustable back gives you the option to wear it as loose or as snug as you like and the dainty "x-loop" back strap detail is flirty and fun! The longer cup gives the illusion of a larger top half for the less busty gals while the supportive, mid-cup bar gives you fuller cleavage coverage for girls who don't want to bear it all! A truly great top for any cup size!
Pictured here are all the adorable colors that HARLOW comes in! Our favorite is our exclusive TORTUGA print (second photo-left) Inspired by a turtle shell, this print is OG Ola Sol and looks amazing in HARLOW!
SEASON 2 . ABYSS . PHOTOSHOOT
We sat down with OC bikini babe Andrea Anderson post photoshoot and she told us her favorite things about Olà Sol and our one of a kind bikinis! This fitness minded female knows a thing or two about being in a bathing suit. From paddling, to fishing to swimming laps, to simply soaking up the sun in the sand, she basically lives in a kini!
When she put on our ANDI top (pictured), she was amazed at how comfortable and secure the suit felt. When we were designing ANDI, our goal was to create a cute and comfortable tankini of sorts for sporty girls to wear while being active! And her response exactly : "This would be great for paddling! I love it!"
NAILED IT! You would never guess this was her first modeling experience. Andrea knows how to work the camera and have a great time doing it! Big shout out to our #wcw everyweek! Andrea, you ROCK mamasita!
Season 2 is the BEST YET! But lets take a minute to look back. #TBT ONE YEAR AGO! I cannot believe how far we have come in one year! Last year at this time we had just booked our tickets for MAGIC and our first photoshoot in Key West, FL. Just two friends on this adventure together, with nothing but an idea and each other, we built a brand full of beautiful bikinis! We have learned so much and come so far in such a short time! All our late nights after working full 8 hours days at our "real" jobs seem so worth it now! THIS FRIDAY we will release our NEW 2016 lookbooks on our site! We can't wait to show all you bikini babes what we have been working on this past year! xx
Thank you to ALL who have been there and supported us! We LOVE you!
Headed to Swim Collective this August? Love our suits? Set up an appointment with us to preview our Summer 2016 collections! Can't wait to see you there! XO+OSS
Swim Week 2015 is underway in Miami! We can't wait to see everyone's Summer 2016 collections as well as unveil our much anticipated second line in just a few weeks! Coming from humble beginnings, we have come so far in the past year and a half! Learning so much and creating even more beautiful bikinis for you to enjoy! With our original exclusive print, Tortuga, and a few new tricks up our sleeve, we are VERY excited to hit Swim Collective next month where we will reveal all of our latest collections! Stay tuned for whimsical design, original prints and eye catching colors!