To accessories designer Carmen Sol, “Every moment can be a fashion moment when you’re on vacation.” She’s speaking my language. Carmen Sol is also a luxury brand made in Italy that adds la dolce vita to your dresses, shorts, slacks and swimsuits.
Carmen designs her purses, tote bags, flat and wedge sandals and other accessories to look snazzy and chic when you’re at the beach. But they also are perfectly appropriate for brunch and dinner as well. You may very well recognize the brand name. There’s a Carmen Sol boutique at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, and there was at one time even a pop-up store in Greenwich. All of these adorable fashion accessories are made of a special rose-scented “jelly,” “but they don’t smell like a shower curtain,” she told me with a laugh. They’re available in 15 vivid colors that scream “Summertime.” That’s why you’ll also find them at high-end resorts such as the exclusive Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.
So kick your bikini up a notch, even if it’s just in your backyard, with a matching bag and sandals that add va-va-voom to your vacation. These are timeless classics for any trip. Carmen Sol also offers beautiful made-in-Italy bathing suits that Sophia Loren would surely approve of.
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– Debbi K. Kickham