The loungewear trend is here to stay, and honestly? We’re feeling it! There’s something so refreshing about wearing pieces that are soft, stretchy, and just plain comfortable. You can easily pair these pieces with your existing wardrobe to elevate your look from cozy on the couch vibes to street style chic. Here’s how you can style these loungewear favorites this season!
Is there anything better than a one-and-done wardrobe staple? Crafted from super soft French terry and cinched to accentuate your waistline, the Coastin’ Jumper is a flattering fave. Lounge around the house in it on Sunday morning, then throw on some sneakers, a cute scarf, and sunglasses to take it to the farmer’s market.
The early 2000s are back in a big way this season, and so is the half zip sweater. Pair the Staycation pullover with its matching Off Duty shorts to complete this loungewear set, or take it to the streets with some high-waisted wide leg jeans and sweet mules.
Tie Dye is still a major vibe this season, and the Day Break sweat pants are an ocean-inspired dream. Pair these back to the matching South Swell pullover hoodie for a cute sweat set look. Or, dress them up with slim tank and some gold jewelry. Insta-worthy and oh-so-comfy.
The Daydreamin’ loungewear set is the lounge look of our dreams – literally, it feels like a cloud. Wear the crop top, shorts, and cardigan together for a sweet, cozy look. Or wear the cardigan by itself with some high waisted jeans, nude heels, and a hair clip. We’re here for this on-trend throwback look.
This super soft loungewear set worn by itself is absolute heaven. To change it up, just throw a leather biker jacket over your shoulders and slip on some athletic slides. Your Trader Joe’s run just got a lot more stylish!
Made-to-last swimwear made from recycled and regenerated materials. Because less waste means a more beautiful world to explore.
We know there’s a long way to go to become truly sustainable – but you have to start somewhere. So we’re thrilled to expand our Eco Chic capsule collection, created with fibers from ECONYL® and REPREVE®. This season we’re introducing new colors in our signature ribbed fabrication: Brick, a muted red hue, and Sky Blue, an airy shade that flatters all skin tones. Plus, we’re releasing a brand new print: Tropical Sands, a vintage-inspired design featuring a lush tropical scene. See more and learn more about our process below!
Our new Tropical Sands swim print is constructed with 100% regenerated nylon fiber collected from fishnets and other nylon waste. It’s one big win for style, and for Mother Earth.
The ECONYL® Regeneration System
The ECONYL® Regeneration System starts with rescuing waste, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world. That waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible.
Through a radical regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled right back to its original purity. That means ECONYL® regenerated nylon is exactly the same as virgin nylon.
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into carpet yarn and textile yarn for the fashion and interior industries.
The beauty of ECONYL® regenerated nylon is that it has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality. We believe circular design is the future and using ECONYL® is our first step on that journey.
We raised the bar on our ultra-flattering silhouettes. As part of our ribbed Eco Chic swim collection, the fibers are made from 100% recycled materials.
Because REPREVE® contains recycled materials, including plastic bottles, it helps conserve precious natural resources. REPREVE® uses less petroleum and emits fewer greenhouse gases.
Small changes can make a big difference. We’re proud to expand our Eco Chic collection, reducing our impact and creating a more sustainable future!
Scroll her feed a for a moment and you’ll get a sense of her refined aesthetic. Her enviable style is equal parts Aussie beach beauty and sleek Scandi minimalist, which is why we consider her our muse for this season’s latest drop. Who better to style our soft neutrals and muted sunset hues? To say we’re obsessed is an understatement.
We caught up with Fredrika to learn more about her style, her favorite spots in Melbourne, and her inspiring philanthropic work. Read on to meet the muse!
Hi Fredrika! Do you remember your first L*Space suit? If so, can you share a bit about it?
Loved that one! So how would you describe your style?
I value comfort and quality over all else so my style is quite minimalistic. I love to invest in few quality key pieces!
What or who inspires you in your content creation and photography?
It changes all the time! I love getting inspo from old movies from the ’80s, ’90s, and early ’00s.
Describe your education journey & what you studied.
I left Sweden when I graduated high school and went travelling for a while all over but ultimately ended up in Canada to do my bachelor in politics as well as my yoga teacher training. After that I did my master in political economy and development in London at King’s College. I absolutely loved it, it was the best thing I’ve ever done and if I could just keep studying different masters and courses I would! I did some studying from University of London online during the Melbourne lockdown and I would love to look into doing my PhD in the future. I feel the most at home in a library!
What do you love most about Melbourne? What are some of your favorite spots there?
We’re actually in the midst of leaving Melbourne to move up to Queensland! Although I’ve enjoyed living in Melbourne I feel like living in a big city like Vancouver, London and now Melbourne should be a closed chapter for me. I’ve been living in big vibrant cities all of my 20s and now I crave nature, the beach and peace and quiet more than ever. Looking forward to the next chapter! My favorite spot in Victoria is Torquay about an hour drive from Melbourne.
What’s a must-do when you’re back in Sweden?
I could write a whole novel on this. I love my hometown so much it really hurts me not having been able to go back during COVID19 and the lockdown. There’s a long list of all my favorite cafes and shops and areas but most of all I’m just dying to see my mum and sister and go for a long walk in Slottskogen and end up with a coffee in Linnestaden. Gothenburg is beautiful any time of the year but my absolute favorite is spring – I’d give anything for a sunny day in April down by the canal with my family!
When I did my dissertation at Kings College I did a lot of research around barriers to girl’s education in Sub-Saharan Africa and one major hurdle for girls in this area is access to sanitary items. When unable to safely and sanitary manage their period many girls miss valuable time at school every single month which in turn leads to many falling behind in school, dropping out and even putting themselves in dangerous situations in order to afford sanitary items. Menstruation should not be a barrier for girls to achieve a better future for themselves it is unacceptable and I just had to do something about it so I started #menstruationwithdignity where I’ve fundraised money to provide girls in Uganda with not only sanitary pads but also sexual health education. Last year I partnered up with the Cotton On Foundation and we conducted workshops in Mannya in Uganda and distributed hundreds of kits with pads and education to school girls in the area.
That’s amazing! How can we get involved?
There are several ways to get involved and one thing that is completely free is to talk about it. Menstruation is still a stigmatized topic and many doesn’t even know that this is an issue in other countries because it is a topic many are uncomfortable talking about, but we need to spread awareness! Education is super important and no girl should be missing out on that opportunity because she doesn’t have pads or clean water to wash up during her period! I will be doing another fundraising soon but because I cannot physically get to Uganda during the pandemic it is currently on hold – I will keep you posted!
You’re multi-faceted with many different interests – how do you stay organized?
I really don’t know, I don’t think I am very organized! I just try to do one thing at a time and slowly tick off my checklist.
How have you stayed positive/what has kept you going in the past year?
I try not to dig myself down in feeling sorry for myself because the truth is that even if it has been a terrible year in Melbourne with our strict lockdowns, I am very lucky to have been able to stay in my home with my incredibly supportive fiancé who is my best friend and our dog and there are people all over the world that have had it a lot worse. We’ve filled our time with lots of Netflix and cooking and somehow we made it through!
What’s next for you?
We had to cancel our wedding in December 2020 due to Covid so this year I am keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that maybe we can replan it for late 2021. We are also moving up the coast to more tropical weather and beaches and are currently house hunting for our dream house near the beach. And most of all – I really hope the borders open because I really want to give my family the biggest hug and not just see their faces on FaceTime!
Our fingers are crossed for you – thanks Fredrika!
There’s so much to love about our backyard of sunny SoCal, so we’re highlighting our favorite local spots and sharing why we love them. If there’s anything staying home during the pandemic has taught us, it’s how to appreciate and explore our own neighborhoods while we can’t take our usual vacations. So today, we’re heading south on the 5 just a bit, toward San Diego county to explore the cute coastal town of Encinitas. Hop in!
(Note that some offerings such as indoor dining may be temporarily closed at this time. Order takeout and support small businesses!)
It’s not a trip to San Diego County unless you enjoy the amazing Mexican food it has to offer, and The Taco Stand is a must-go. The Al Pastor tacos, with fresh handmade corn tortillas, are iconic. Bonus points if you get a Mexican coke to go with it!
Brunch, lunch, dinner and everything in-between – Union Kitchen does it all, and it’s all delicious! Start the Skillet Cornbread, try one of their many burgers for your entree, and don’t forget a craft cocktail. The 2 Kool 2 Be 4 Gotten, made with Blackberry infused Bulleit Bourbon, cider, cinnamon, and lemon, is most definitely memorable.
Pannikin Coffee is a North County mainstay, serving up amazing coffee and yummy pastries since 1968. With its inviting yet eclectic vibe, this old railroad station-turned-cafe is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning beverage. You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but we have to say the Jimi Hendrix (4 shots of espresso, Mexican chocolate, and a shot of hazelnut) is *chef’s kiss*
Touted as seasonal west coast comfort food, The Bier Garden has a little something for everyone. With 25 beer taps for local brews, it’s hard to choose! But if you’re something a Bloody Mary aficionado, you have to try their towering version.
Located at the heart of Encinitas, Moonlight State Beach has everything you could want in a beach. With volleyball courts, a playground, and bonfire rings, you could easily spend the whole day here with family and friends. Bonus! It’s located walking distance to lots of great food and drink spots in town.
A visit to Swami’s Beach is a must when in Encinitas. This famous beach is an internationally known hot spot for surfing. It was named after the founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship ashram, which overlooks the point break. If you’re not here for the waves, don’t fret – the park offers lots of a shaded areas to enjoy a picnic or stroll.
Flashbacks is a great spot for thrifting, with lots of fun gems to be found. We recommend doing a new year’s closet cleanout and exchanging your old clothes for some new (to you) finds.
Located the cutest cottage off the 101, Salt Culture boutique radiates the Southern California lifestyle. They have a little bit of everything, from home decor to clothing, and it’s all on point. There’s also a cute back patio to hang out on and enjoy the ambiance.
The Spring Summer Color Palate includes Marigold, Cerulean, Rust, and French Blue. This is a great palette for summer because it provides a wearable color that can transition from day to night. The Core Classics for Fashion include inkwell, ultimate grey, buttercream, and desert mist. These make up the foundation of every fashion blog’s makeup routine. Pantone colors are the key to a successful fashion collection. They are a creative way to bring out the best in your clothing design and help make it more appealing to consumers.
Sustainable and Environmentally friendly Swimwear is more important than ever
Sustainable swimwear is made from sustainable materials and has minimal impact on the environment. Sustainable swimwear must be durable and made to last. Sustainable swimwear starts with a sustainable fabric that is comfortable, breathable, and able to withstand chlorine pools. Sustainable swimwear is a hot topic these days. There are many businesses that use sustainable swimwear but there is a big difference between using sustainable swimwear and being green. Polyyamide and elastine are two types of swimsuit materials that you can mix and match to build your swimwear line. Polyyamide is a synthetic material used in the construction of high-tech fabrics for swimsuits.
Sculpted Swimsuits and Bikini Tops
Sculpted Underwire Bikini Tops are a great way to add shape to your bust, and to perk up your look. Sculpted bikini tops also offer support for your breasts, which is important if you have larger boobs. The best swimsuits are those that fit in all the right places, and support you as you swim. This is for all you instagram users out there!
Keyhole and Cutouts are a 2021 Staple
The keyhole or cutout back is one of the most flattering silhouettes for beachwear. It draws attention to your waist and hips, which is a flattering look for women of all shapes and sizes. Asymmetrical swimwear is a great way to accentuate your body and its curves in the best way possible. Asymmetrical swimwear has two pieces of fabric that are different in color or pattern, but not both. Swimwear has come a long way. You can find swimwear that works for people with all body types, and you can find swimwear that can go from the pool to the beach to brunch.
If you’re like us, you might have a teensy little obsession with bikinis – welcome to the fam! LSPACE babes know that investing in a few high quality swimsuits that last for years will ultimately be wiser than buying multiple “fast fashion” bikinis that barely hold up for one season. It’s why we always say #BuyBetterWearLonger!
So you might just have a couple of swimsuits, and that really may be all you need. But if you fancy yourself a bikini connoisseur, your swimwear drawer is probably bursting at the seams – so we’re here to help! Cleaning that bad boy out will maximize storage space, prolong your bikini’s lifespan, and make finding a suit a breeze.
Ready to get your Marie Kondo on? Here’s how to organize your bikini drawer:
1. Take inventory
Begin by emptying everything out of your drawer. Then, separate into four piles: printed bikinis, solid bikinis, one pieces, and donate/sell. As you organize, try on any swimsuits you haven’t worn in a while. If they don’t fit or you’re just not feeling it anymore, put it in that donate/sell pile to remove. Your swimwear collection should consist of only things that you really love!
2. Separate your one pieces
We recommend separating your one piece swimsuits from your bikinis with a drawer divider. We love styling our one pieces as bodysuits, so it’s best to keep them easily accessible from the rest of your collection.
Make sure you’ve tied any loose straps and removed any padding if possible. Fold in half lengthwise and fold from the top to the middle, then from the bottom to the middle. Now fold that in half so you have a little square. You’ll be arranging each piece with the crease side up, as pictured. This way, everything looks neat and clean, and you’ll easily be able to tell which suit is which without even having to remove it!
3. Move on to your printed swimwear
We’ve found it’s best to group tops and bottoms together – you can still mix and match your swim, but with one system in place it’s easy to find everything.
Do what you did before, just on a smaller scale. Tie any loose straps and take out any removable padding. For bikini tops, fold in a half widthwise, placing one cup inside the other. Then fold your straps down toward the middle, and fold in half again. For bikini bottoms, fold in half lengthwise, bring each side in toward the middle, and fold one more time lengthwise. Group top and bottom together and place in the drawer with that crease facing up, as pictured.
4. Next, fold your solid swimwear
You’ll use the same method for your solid bikinis. Arrange by color for an even cleaner, more organized look.
Fold as described above. Yay, you did it! So. Freaking. Satisfying.
Remove padding. Many of our swim styles come with removable pads for versatility. We recommend taking these out so they can best retain their curved shape and avoid creasing. Store them in your bikini drawer with your swimsuits for easy access.
Take note of what you have. Now that you’re seeing your swimsuit collection at a glance, what stands out to you? Maybe you’ll realize you don’t have any one piece swimsuits, and make it your mission to find one this season (we can help with that). Or, maybe you’ll notice you own a lot of red bikinis because they make you feel confident, inspiring you to incorporate that hue more into your everyday wardrobe.
Through our #LSpaceFitnessFridays series, we’ve grown to appreciate the healing power of movement. Yes, these are stressful times – so don’t forget that a little exercise can go a long way in improving not just your body, but your mental state as well! A fun fusion class you might like? The strengthening, lengthening, and toning Pilates/HIIT sessions taught by Albina of @bodybybina. If you missed our recent IG Live with Albina you can check it out here!
Ready for more at-home workout inspiration? Read on for Bina’s 5 fitness moves that will target your triceps, with tips on proper form and modifications if you need them!
Hey L*SPACE fam, Albina here! Arm workouts are my least fave, but they are so important to incorporate into your fitness routine. Here are some exercises to add to your workout to target the triceps. The best part is that you don’t need any fancy equipment to get this upper body burn!
1. Chatarunga/ Plank Hold: Start strong in a straight arm plank position, pushing down through the palms of the hands and the balls of the feet. It’s super important to keep the hips tucked to keep the lower back supported. Hold the Plank for 15 seconds and then bend at the elbows to hover the chest and face off the mat. Hold the Chatarunga for 15 seconds. Repeat 3x total! Your triceps will feel the burn right away.
*Modify by keeping the knees down on the mat in a modified plank position.
2. Kneeling Tricep Kickbacks: Let’s move on! Set this move up by coming up to your knees and hinging your chest toward the thighs. Keeping your back flat (but not arched!) and chin slightly away from the chest, look just an inch forward and in front. The elbows will extend the arms behind you and then stop at 90 degrees! The kickback is great because it concentrates on the triceps and also works on the lats and back! Do this exercise SLOWLY for 60 seconds.
*If this hurts your knees, do this move from a high squat position.
3. Push- Away Pushups: Back to our palms we go! You will begin this exercise with your chest on your mat (or floor or towel – whatever you have). Palms will be in line with the chest and you will push yourself up into a plank and then bend at the elbows to release into a pushup. Once the pushup is complete, lift your palms and chest up to release your hands and chest from the ground – releasing the wrists. Do this exercise at your pace for 60 seconds.
*Modify by keeping the knees down in a modified plank position.
4. One Armed- Side Body Pushup: You’re almost done! Pick whichever side of the body you desire and lean onto it! Stack your knees and hips on top of each other without arching the back. Bring one palm down and the other around your chest for support. Do as many pushups as you can for 30 seconds. Repeat on the second side!
5. Tricep Dips: Okay last move – let’s finish this! Find yourself in a reverse tabletop position. Hips reach up, knees stack directly over the heels and chin stays away from the chest – but not too far – you don’t want the neck to arch. Once the tabletop is set up, start bending at the elbows. Go slow for 30 seconds and then pulse for 15. Repeat this once more and your arms will thank you tomorrow!
Florida-based content creator Chelsea Owens is the quintessential beach babe. She’s best known for sharing her covetable wardrobe with her 68,000-strong Instagram following. A little beach boho, a little modern minimalist, her outfits perfectly encompass her sunny lifestyle. Chelsea has been part of the LSPACE family for several years now, and we couldn’t think of a better muse to capture the new Spring/Summer 2021 collection!
Read on to learn how Chelsea got her start, what she’s Pinning these days, and more:
Hi Chelsea! Do you remember your first L*Space suit? If so, can you share a bit about it?
My first L*Space suits were actually gifted to me. I know one of the sets included the Ribbed Frenchi Bottoms which are my all-time favorite bottoms – and now I have them in a few colors!
Fashion has always been my number one interest and I’ve always enjoyed being creative with what I wear. I think now as I get older, I’m looking for investment pieces. Pieces that I can see traveling through different stages of life with me.
When did your passion for photography and creating content initially start?
I have really always had a passion for creating and taking photos. I took a lot of art and photography classes in school and have been so fortunate that “content creator” has become a job title! It’s always felt like a role created for me.
We noticed you’ve been doing a lot of home decor this year. Where do you love to find home inspo?
Lots and lots of Pinterest scrolling! But my number one home inspo is Elise Cook. She and her husband renovated their home in Australia and it’s literally my dream house – lots of neutrals and natural lighting!
What’s something else you started doing or revisited during quarantine?
I had taken a step back from drawing and painting – which I used to do all the time! I ordered paints and canvases during quarantine and started painting again. And I started working out from home this year! I’ve always struggled with at-home workouts but I’ve gotten a little more disciplined and have been able to stick with it.
Favorite way to wind down/chill out?
Some days I love a glass of wine with a book (I love reading!), other days I want to cuddle with my boyfriend & pets and watch a movie. Also yoga is so relaxing if I’m also needing to move.
What are you currently listening to?
I listen to such a mix of things! Today it was Kid Cudi’s newest album, plus the Crime Junkies and What We Said podcasts.
What are you currently reading?
I recently listened to Untamed by Glennon Doyle on Audible and immediately bought the book to read. It is so amazing and uplifting and hilarious if you haven’t read it!
What does your perfect day look like?
My perfect day is a warm sunny beach day, complete with swimming in the gulf, a long walk, and a good book. Then pizza and a glass of wine!
What are you grateful for?
I am so grateful for my support system. I have amazing friends and family that I truly wouldn’t be where I am without them!