FabSugar: How to Wear the Surf Trend

We’re excited to announce our new partnership with FabSugar! Once a month we’ll share FabSugar’s best fashion tips and shopping guides. We’re getting this new partnership off on the right foot with this How to Wear story on one of the season’s hottest trends:

How to Realistically Wear the Surf Trend



Resort 2012 has proven that the surf trend is going strong. Unless you’re a red-carpet cutie, we find it nearly impossible to incorporate masterpieces from the likes of Alexander Wang, McQ, and Michael Kors into our daily outfit rotation. However, when there’s a will, there’s a way. We styled up five different ways – from work-appropriate ensembles to sporty chic ‘fits – to wear the surf trend without going over the top. Ready to get inspired?

Work Appropriate
Pair a printed silk tee with a neoprene skirt and standout jewels for a sleek take on the trend.

5955116496:Yahoo:photoAminaka Wilmont Printed Silk Tee ($90, originally $225), Elizabeth and James Lyla Open-Toe Heels ($105, originally $350), Fenton Neon Tribal Necklace ($438, originally $625), Alexander Wang Neoprene Skirt ($445)

A bright scuba minidress tempered with a white blazer and fanciful shoes is the ideal uptown outfit.

5954560841:Yahoo:photoHelmut Lang Angled Blazer ($379, originally $635), Reed Krakoff Snakeskin Cage Sandals ($625), Philippe Audibert Utah Beaded Cuff ($890), ASOS Black Neoprene High Neck Shift Dress ($147)

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Sport Chic
Embrace your inner surfer girl in this hot pink tee, printed shorts, and sporty accessories.

5955118270:Yahoo:photo180 by Jean Yu Stretch Silk-Chiffon Tee ($185), Nixon ‘Genie’ Digital Silicone Strap Watch ($120), Loeffler Randall Ondine Criss-Cross Flat ($163, originally $325), Twenty8Twelve Print Shorts ($54, originally $215)

Eclectic Cool
Don an off kilter tie-dye dress with patent booties and bright jewels for a rad downtown vibe.

5955119866:Yahoo:photoBCBGMaxAzria Isla Shibori-Print Silk Wrap Dress ($89, originally $298), Vintage 66 Sun-Kissed Sunny Bracelet ($78), Kate Spade New York Lemondrop Frame Clutch ($150, originally $225), Diane von Furstenberg Ali Open-Toe Booties ($425)

Commit to the punk movement in this scuba jacket-inspired jacket, flecked jeans, neon tank, and electric footwear.


MICHAEL Michael Kors Crop Jacket ($131, originally $175), Moto Black Spot Flocked Cigarette Jeans ($100), Adam Silk-Georgette Tank ($180), Jimmy Choo Camilla Braided Sandals ($488, originally $1,395)



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Categories: Wear
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  • Jennifer Houlahan

    leave it to me to not even know about the surfer trend!

    I LOVE it! :)


  • Patrice Lynch

    Pretty!!!! In love the Aminaka Wilmont Printed Silk Tee :-)


  • Catherine Leilah Earnshaw

    I was just researching the surf trend when i saw this pop up, i love it! Going to Cornwall next week and this look is perfect! :)

  • Melissa Panici

    I have never surfed or do I intend to because I would probably break my neck! But this is very cool:) I love it!

  • veronicag

    Same I love the tee! Its definitely something I could integrate in my wardrobe.. Although I would never be able to pull it off, the green clutch with the pinapple is adorable. Love it!

  • Emily Richards

    The shoes in the first look are SUCH a steal! I am off to San Diego for the weekend and my goal is to find a surfer chic look I can work! Thanks for the tips!

  • laurenelectro

    I will continue to rock the jorts and pearl snap shirt look til further notice but I will support the ladies who sport the surfer look.

  • Maria Abbruscato

    Love this!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dess

    LOVE this post!

  • debora f

    i love black skirt and white blazer….very fashion

  • Flavia Roque

    Amazing Post !

    Loved the Eclectic Cool and Upscale, these bright collors are very “”surfy”” and it fits to our life… it’s so wearable!

    These new trend is going to be a fever here in Brazil !

  • stephanie militello

    looking for a new blog to follow with more great inspiration like this? http://www.templegray.blogspot.com

  • Natacha Tjoernholm

    Awesome with a trend guide, more of these please :)

  • Kenzie

    love this! the sport chic was definately my fav


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