City Or Seaside, Surf Style Is in for Summer

From websuit-inspired minidresses to tie-dye everything, a sporty surf-inspired aesthetic is everyone in stores this summer. Here are some of our best bets.

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City-girl designer Cynthia Rowley heads to Montauk for her summers, and in classic surfer style, she created a bodacious capsule collection for Roxy. The star of the show, the Cynthia Rowley for Roxy Carve Dress: part wetsuit, part dress, entirely hot.
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One of the lynch pins of this season's trend first appeared on the runway back in September: The Proenza Schouler Tie Dye Tank Dress is high fashion's answer to a slouchy tie-dye t-shirt dress, complete with a layer of glittering blue fringe.
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Rainbow Sandals
Rainbows were our first pair of "expensive" footwear and perhaps, our enduring favorites for the money. The Rainbow Clear Crystal Premium Leather sandal offers a little sparkle to summer's standby shoe, maybe a smidge bedazzled but still a hippie at heart.
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The Anthropologie Seven Days Bermudas hearken back to the jean shorts of 1908s SoCal, especially in yellow.
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Rock these 3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Mini Track Shorts day and night to stay sporty from surf-and-skate afternoons to cocktail evenings.
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Leave it to the quintessential summer blond to ace accessorizing: The Tory Burch's Stephanie Necklace strings faux shark teeth around a silk rope to a seaside twist to any ensemble. If the $350 price tag is too steep to make a statement, try the pared down, Double-Tooth version instead.
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How to reconcile your laid-back style with an occasion that calls for crisp and tidy? The Calypso Mendosa Dress splashes a geometric pattern on a traditional sheath silhouette finished with an scalloped hemline. It's almost like Palm Beach meets Phuket meets '60s London.
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Of course, J. Crew puts a vintage spin on the Side-Stripe Board Short, giving a casual staple a stylish spin. Perhaps to be paired with metallic boat shoes or a glittery tee?
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The rumpled linen-like Sanuk Surfside Shoe looks slouchy, but the tough rubber soles let you explore the summer with sure footing.
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The T by Alexander Wang Cropped Jersey Sweatshirt is a summer must to warm up ocean-soaked skin or pair with a flouchy cocktail skirt for a laid-back kind of glam.
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