By ANIKA REED
Local swimwear brand Mars Vida features fun and flirty swim pieces perfect for days spent at the beach or poolside.
The online retailer has a variety of swimsuits, ranging from colorful one pieces to skimpy and strappy bikinis. The swimwear maxes out at $59 for its one pieces and ranges from $15-$20 for individual tops and bottoms for two pieces.
Peruvian-born Maria-Alejandra Avellaneda founded the local swimwear brand in 2014, which is inspired by the beaches of her home country's city of Lima and those on the west coast in California. Avellaneda lived in Los Angeles before settling in Washington and she studied at both the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising as well as Marymount University.
You can shop Mars Vida's vibrant swimsuits here.