Some of my earliest memories about pareos (or sarongs) are about my mother wearing either bright, colorful pareos or animal print ones, specifically a cheetah print one with solid black edges. I always thought that they made her look so glamorous, but with time I actually learned that this classic beach item is really versatile! I’ve worn them as tops, dresses, skirts, even used them as beach blankets, the point is I never go to the beach without one!
When we started thinking about designing these pareos, we knew we wanted them to be a reflection of different beaches in Puerto Rico. We drew inspiration from the warm, lazy days at Isabela to exploring hidden beaches around the island. We wanted them to be effortless and unique at the same time. Our pareos are entirely hand painted using the shibori technique and have hand painted tassels, so no two will ever be alike.
Flor| Ni|BEACHWEAR Co-Founder