Shop the flirtiest (is that a word?) swimwear we’ve ever seen.


Swimsuits aren’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when we think of cool clothes. For something only worn three months out of the year, barely there two-pieces are most often associated with the horror of brightly lit and unforgiving fitting rooms more or amazing, resort inspired days — without much in-between. But Boys + Arrows is next level awesome, meaning, you’ll actually want to live in their designs.

Meagan Howard, owner, designer, creator and brain behind Boys + Arrows, has imbued the brand with a refreshing and free spirited feminist energy. According to their mission statement, “The Boys + Arrows Brand goes out to all of the girls who are ready to give guys a run for their money, let go of their fears, and show the world their beautiful strength and free spirit.” If that’s not enough to get on board, the brand takes that oft-hated two-piece and flips it into a symbol of sweet summer nostalgia.

It’s not the bikini, but what the bikini represents… Confidence, strength, adventure, beauty, memories, laughing till you cry, road trips, airplane tickets, bug bites, dirty hair, campfires, cheers-ing, arriving with a thousand things on your mind, and departing without a care in the world. A Boys + Arrows Bikini represents playing hard, finishing strong, falling in love, smelling the flowers and creating an experience that leaves a mark.

The 2014 lookbook boasts dainty floral prints, vibrant citrus shades and ingenious accents from fierce crisscross back straps to feminine ruffles: suits that are above and beyond the oh so boring string numbers you see everywhere from the shore to the islands. These are suits that fit seamlessly into your style — vintage-inspired, Coachella-approved, beaching in the Hamptons — wherever you’ll be spending your summer, Boys + Arrows has a suit for you. After all, “Boys + Arrows is gang of gals who do what they’re afraid to do and take chances in love, and in life. We shall never give up, and we will always remember to laugh. Fueled by passion, created with love.” Now who wouldn’t want to wear a piece of that? — KERRI JAREMA


Val the Villain Top in Hello I Love You


Glady’s Gangster Bottom


Henrietta The Hooligan Fringe Bandeau


Carm The Conwomen Bottom