More designers are paying attention to California beyond award season nowadays. And the allure of the West Coast has manifested into trends with many designers drawing inspiration from classic California surfer style for Spring 2019.
The Cali surfer girl vibe is brilliant for the beach or tropical vacays, but the look can be trickier to pull off when we’re away from a body of water. And while we can’t rock our rash guards in the city, that doesn’t mean only those near the coast can try the trend. Savvy street style stars have translated the breezy surfer look in New York, Milan, Copenhagen and beyond. The runways are also a great reference on how to fashionably hang ten.
Approach the trend like a newbie surfer on their first wave and take it easy. Err on the less-is-more side and start with one or two touches, like tie-dye, flip flops or a Hawaiian shirt. Juxtapose classic surfer details with more citified styles, like shorts suits and dad sneakers.
Here are 11 stylish ensembles to inspire you to unleash your inner surfer girl.