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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.

Aminaka 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.

Helmut 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)

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

180 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.

BCBGMaxAzria 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)tbd:Amazon:photo


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