New Year, New Designers: Flora Bella


We don’t know about you, but these last two weeks back at work have been so exhausting. Not having a holiday break to look towards excitedly makes everything seem a little more depressing and dull.

There have been a few comforts—we have a long weekend, and this week has been unseasonably warm for January in New York.

But we can’t help it: we need to plan a vacation. We have been eyeing those tropical flight deals like it’s our job. We are thinking a weekend in Bermuda in February.

And there’s one designer we are definitely packing in our luggage: Flora Bella.

Flora Bella is another one of the designers that we are loving in our closets as we start the New Year, and shopping tropically helps alleviate the winter blues.

Flora Bella is a boutique designer that creates stylish beachwear for women of all ages who have the tropical bug. The brand is sophisticated and chic, but still has old-school undertones that make their products timeless.

Flora Bella is known especially for their hats. And (oh my gosh) they have the cutest sun hats we have seen.

One of our favorites is the Melina Wide Sun Hat in Storm Silver. This hat is so chic. It begs to be worn in the Keys with a brightly colored sundress. The metallic sheen is the perfect complement to loud pinks and yellows, and can be dressed up or down.


If your vibe is more girl-next-door, we love the Flora Bella Sun Hat in Natural Silver. This is the quintessential sunhat. There is no better accessory for the beach than this—it provides the coverage you need while being a neutral-enough statement perfect for your favorite bathing suit or sundress.


But Flora Bella’s hats aren’t the only perfect part of the designer. Her kaftans embody the chic ease you want for a weekend at the beach.

We had to get the Flora Bella Montage Short Kaftan in White. It’s simple and elegant with an exaggerated bell sleeve. So on-trend! The lace details are sweet and the cotton gauze is so airy and light! It’s our go-to for a neutral coverup that looks perfect in every tropical occasion.