Salt To Taste

Your bikini collection has gotten kinda bland. You have a drawer full of faded hibiscus prints and teenage surfwear brands, and it could stand some spicing up.

You know, a little extra seasoning. Like maybe a dash of Salt.

That is, the LA-based Salt Swimwear line by designer Layla Pakzad. Found only in a couple boutiques in the islands, the line is a peppy new flavor of simple-but-sexy one-pieces and bikinis.

Salt’s pieces blend sleek, modern silhouettes with charming, retro-inspired details. Like the Kate and Giselle bandeau tops, which are adorned with playful button accents and keyholes. They're flawless when paired with the Bridgette, a low-slung Brazilian-cut bottom. And there’s the Sienna, the flirty maillot trimmed with girlish ruffles that appears modest from the front but reveals a fully cut out backside that dips way down low.

And they're all available in sweet shades and prints like peach, plum and olive, with or without polka-dots or dainty floral patterns.

Sounds like just the ingredient your ho-hum swimsuit drawer needs.

View the full collection online at . Select styles are available at Guava Shop in Hale‘iwa Town Center, 808.637.9670, and in Paia at the Maui Girl boutique, 12 Baldwin Ave., 808.579.9266.