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.
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.
Rock these 3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Mini Track Shorts day and night to stay sporty from surf-and-skate afternoons to cocktail evenings.
Tory Burch
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.
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?
The rumpled linen-like Sanuk Surfside Shoe looks slouchy, but the tough rubber soles let you explore the summer with sure footing.
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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