Meet The Globally Conscious Brands Of The Wanderlust
When we had the idea for The Wanderlust, a subscription box that would serve as an extension of our beach-centric lifestyle, we knew there were going to be many criteria it would have to meet. Not only did this curated mix of products have to be beach-friendly and super-interesting, most important to us was that every single item packed into that smartly designed box had to be brimming with style.
Since its launch, we've been seeking out the chicest, most beautifully designed gear, beauty and fitness goodies we can find, along with the most up-to-the minute style items around. When you're dressing around a bikini, there's a specific set of parameters in place, and we kept those in mind while mining the market for shades, jewelry, inspired accessories and more. Here's a deeper look into some of the brands we've partnered with for the style selection of The Wanderlust.
Our addiction to Pura Vida bracelets is real, and it's serious. These hyper-layerable bracelets were born in Costa Rica and have become a full-blown beach phenomenon, gracing the wrists of celebs like Rihanna and Lauren Conrad, David Beckham and more. Simple and beautiful, they're handcrafted by artisans in Costa Rica and have become a local industry, supporting more than 100+ locals. We particularly love their charitable heart—Pura Vida has created over 190 charity collections which give back to worthy causes of all stripes.
Panda's lightweight bamboo shades have totally wowed us. Their concept of fashion with a purpose is so smart and stylish—using sustainable resources to create chic eyewear that gives back by providing eye exams through Gift Of Vision is a total win-win. Lightweight and with so many styles to choose from, there's a shape that flatters literally every face, which is why these shades are the ones we recommend all the time when friends say they're in the market for new sunglasses. Did we mention that they're sheathed in a waterproof coating and that they're so light they float? #nomorelostglasses
You might think that once you've tied your bikini strings you're fully dressed for the beach, but My Beachy Side begs to differ. This innovative and altruistic accessory company creates the most beautiful hand-crocheted pieces that compliment your suit in ways you've never thought of before. From the barefoot sandals that embellish your pedicure as you stroll in the sand to cover-up dresses with artful patterns, each design is created by women in Turkey who apply their creative handiwork to create self-sufficiency in a region where that is particularly difficult. Full of heart and style, these unique creations are a perfect example of how The Wanderlust brings a global vision straight to your door.
Subtle and shimmery, Gold Ink Tattoos offer another area of accessorizing on the beach. Umpteen designs, from botanicals to Polynesian-style bracelets and cute personalized statements like "Mermaid" and "Mrs.", this beach bling is under-the-radar but impactful in its effect. We adore how the high-wattage gleam looks on all skin tones, and how you can build out intricate designs or keep things simple and understated depending on your mood. Tattoo party, anyone?
If it's real bling you're after, Love Me Knots is our go-to for beachy jewelry that absolutely shines with swimwear. Based in Hawaii, this line of delicate chain and charm jewelry mixes and matches so wonderfully and has a cause at its heart, too. Designers Jaclyn Park and Sophia Vuong bonded over a shared love of animals and vowed to create a business that would allow them to create beautiful things while providing care for animals in need. For each Love Me Knots item sold, 20% of the proceeds is directed toward a local animal-related cause. Helping animals by accessorizing? Sign us up!