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Rio 2016 Olympics: Five fashion buys with a Brazilian flavour

Here’s a look at some of the Brazilian buys currently on offer to get into the spirit of the Summer Olympics.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 01, 2016 13:25 IST
Here’s a look at some of the Brazilian buys currently on offer to get into the spirit of the Summer Olympics.
Here’s a look at some of the Brazilian buys currently on offer to get into the spirit of the Summer Olympics.(AFP)

The world will soon be gearing up for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, held August 5 to 21, 2016.

It hasn’t taken long for ready-to-wear labels and beauty brands to start splashing all kinds of items with yellow and green, with a range of Brazilian-inspired garb from sunglasses and flip-flops to sexy swimwear.

Read: Indian Olympic Association’s estimate of 15 medals at Rio raises eyebrows

Here’s a look at some of the Brazilian buys currently on offer to get into the spirit of the Summer Olympics.

Havaianas flip-flops

The Organizing Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympics has teamed with the famous Brazilian footwear brand for a special collection of flip-flops in the colors and patterns of the upcoming Games. There are four models to choose from. Two come decorated with patterns and symbols of the Rio 2016 Olympics, one pair features Sugarloaf Mountain, and a final pair features Christ the Redeemer.

Price: €24 for the Rio model or €26 for the Slim.

Website: www.havaianas-store.com

Beliza Lisa bikini

Swimwear brand Beliza has embraced the spirit of Rio 2016 with gusto this summer, creating an elastane triangle bikini top with yellow and green cups and gold elastic, matched with green briefs with gold elastic on the sides. The Lisa bikini is available in a range of sizes.

Price: €149

Website: beliza-swimwear.com

Pâquerettes Paris Brasilia sunglasses

Pâquerettes Paris has unveiled a pair of Brasilia shades that bloom with floral embellishments. These hippie-style round sunglasses come with dark lenses with Category 3 UV protection and are hand-customized with flowers in Brazilian-themed colors of white, blue, green and yellow.

Price: €60

Website: www.paquerettes-paris.com

Eastpak Springer waist pack

Best known for its iconic backpacks, Eastpak has released its Springer waist pack in a bright yellow shade, bringing the colors of Brazil to its summer range. The waist pack has been making a slow comeback for several seasons now. Eastpak’s take on this new must-have features a main zip compartment, an adjustable waist strap and a rear zip pocket.

Price: €27

Website: www.eastpak.com

Fabletics Salar Jungle leggings

The ready-to-wear sportswear brand co-founded by Kate Hudson has released its iconic “Salar” leggings in Brazilian colors and patterns for summer 2016, setting tropical motifs in green and yellow against a black background.

Price: €44.95

Website: www.fabletics.com