It stands for Tropic of Cancer, Capricorn, or even Candice, but I sit here quite happily thinking to myself that it stands for Tropic of Carolyn. What a clever name, I’m half mad I didn’t think of it myself! Regardless, they certainly have this island girl’s full support.

In case you haven’t heard of it yet, Tropic of C is a sustainable swimwear, designed by Candice Swanepoel, inspired by the tropics, with signature Brazilian curves and vintage flair – my favorite being the flattering high-cut leg (for those of us with impossibly long torsos!).

Their earthy palettes and clean silhouettes make their pieces wearable again and again – this is my new LRB: Little Red Bikini (top + bottom), which everyone should have btw. The sustainable material (although admittedly this is not why I purchased the brand in the first place) is luxuriously soft, which I believe is an essential for every swimsuit. I own two of their bikinis, and both have become core pieces in my swimwear collection.

Best of all, most items are under $200. Coming from a girl who has over 100 swimsuits, that’s hard to beat for the quality and style Tropic of C is offering.

Island girls love their swim suits, and over the years I’ve become more and more particular about which styles and brands I want to invest in. If you skim the top of my bikini drawer, these are the brands that I have the most of and get continual wear:

Johanna Ortiz (for the impossibly chic)
Vix by Paula Hermanny (for the itsy bitsy Brazilian bikini obsessed)
Zimmermann (for the stylish)
Kiini (for the effortless island girl)
Tropic of C (for the luxurious minimalist)

See all my top picks below for Tropic of C, I’ve already ordered this vintage inspired LBB (top + bottom) and this classic White One-Piece – perfect summer staples!

xx CC