As we get ready for our swimwear launch, I wanted to share a little about our inspiration, design aesthetics, and how much the Ollie + Squish family means to my own little family.
This swimwear collection was inspired by the '70s - from our whale print, which is reminiscent of an old illustration from a Little Golden Book, to the color palette of our mustard and rust pieces, to the growing popularity of ringer tees during the decade.
The collection is meant to invoke a feeling of being a wild and free spirit, as every child should have the chance to feel.
The swimwear will be released on February 1st at midnight EST. There are limited amounts of each print in each size, but I do hope to be able to restock any items as they sell out.
The collection consists of 11 different prints, which will be sold as separates (rash guards and swim trunks). This will allow you to mix and match tops and bottoms as you please or simply buy swim bottoms or a rash guard. The rash guards are $38 and the swim trunks are $30.
It is a unisex collection, and the swimsuits fit very true to size. We recommend purchasing the size your child is currently wearing or sizing up if they are in between sizes. The following sizes will be available: 3m, 6m, 12m, 2T, 3T, and 4T (Psst! We will be extending to 5T in 2020.)
I am doing things different from the previous year. Last year I offered a million different prints and made each piece to order and it took 1-2 weeks to ship. This year there will only be these 11 prints and the suits are all ready to ship, and ship within 1-3 business days. Last year I took on a lot of custom orders. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to do that this year, but will be sure to keep you posted if this changes in the future.
And now for the swimsuits!
Ringer Tee Suits in Russet and Sand
Ringer Tee suit in Russet
Ringer Tee suit in Sea Glass
Birds in Clay
Birds in Navy
Sunburst in Mustard
Sunburst in Rust
Stripes in Rust and Mustard
Nothing beats that special feeling of being on the beach with your family. We went as a family to Bethany Beach, Delaware up until my teens. The sun on my face, the wind in my hair, the warmth of the sand, the sounds of the waves crashing in the distance, eating crunchy sand-filled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fighting my brother for a turn on the boogie board! It gives me so much joy to create and sew each and every suit that I know will be worn by a child in some of their happiest most joyful moments.
Thank you SO much for supporting my small business, it truly means the world to me and my little family. Please tag us (@ollieandsquish) in all of your Instagram posts! We love seeing our suits out in the wild.