VOGUE

How to Lean Into the Surf Style Trend—No Board Required

By  - April 30 2022

 

Maybe it is the return of Y2K fashion (who didn’t envy Kate Bosworth’s bikini game in Blue Crush?) or the phenomena of last year’s hit HBO show The White Lotus, but tropical surf-inspired style is having a moment. Whether you have big vacation destination plans or will simply be sunning in the comfort of your own backyard this summer, you will definitely want to infuse your warm-weather wardrobe with a little bit of surf style.

Taking cues from the runway, we saw retro-inspired prints on mesh separates at Anna Sui mismatched with crochet. Cabana shirts were styled with baggy, low-slung board short bottoms and itty bitty bikinis at Copernifor that effortless California feel. And Isabel Marant’s show was infused with sun-soaked colors and block prints, with a standout styling moment in the form of a strappy bikini top layered over an oversized tee and nylon shorts.

Fashionable Flip Flops

Who doesn’t love a throwback shoe? The flip flop has been trending and these styles fit right in with the surfer feel. Try a more feminine kitten heel version to dress up board shorts or a pillow-like cushion style for every day.