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Style Surfing — Summer 2010’s Tribute To Jeff Spicoli Types

Remember Sean Penn‘s bleached blond, beach bumming, surf-obsessed character in Fast Times At Ridgemont High? His bright palm-print covered shirts, Vans slip-on sneakers, and neon board shorts made Jeff Spicoli as much of a pop culture icon as his feather-brained antics and incessant pot smoking. For Summer 2010, designers drew inspiration from surfer fashions (think Jeff Spicoli meets Blue Crush), using tie-dye prints in handbags, apparel and footwear, punching up their color palettes, tailoring dresses to create skin-tight scuba-esque silhouettes, and tipping their hats to the South Pacific landscape with oversize floral prints worthy of a Hawaii Five-O episode.

So before Mother Nature drops the curtain on summer, score a ten with a “Hang 10”-worthy look!

 

 

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Rebecca Minkoff Tie Dye Shopper, $550. Available at Nordstrom.com

Though Minkoff’s designs epitomize New York cool, she took a walk in the California sunshine with this lively tie dye shoulder bag. Still, the zipper detailing, metal hardware, snap embellishments, and stud details add the right touch of urban toughness.

 

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KensieGirl Lenor Sandals, $19.60 . Available at 6PM.com

With their pyramid heels, thick toe straps, and punchy yellow color, these sandals capture the vibrant energy of summer,but it’s their elastic, criss-crossed ankle straps that take them into scuba voyage-worthy territory.

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Ettika Neon Chain And Color Blend Satin Cord 2x Wrap Bracelet, $50. Available at Ettika.com

Summer and neons go together like summer and ice cream trucks. This Ettika bracelet features atin cords braided together and twisted with brass chains for a surfer-meets-carnival feel.

 

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Dirtee Hollywood “Love To Surf” and “Sunset Love” T-Shirts, $44 each. Available at Atrium in NY, Lester in NY and Ron Robinson in LA.

These ultra comfy T-shirts feature retro, slightly faded graphic designs that complete the worn, lived-in effect. Our personal fave: “Love to Surf The Web,” which could practically work as a blogger’s mantra.

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Katrin Reifeiss Indigo Spiderweb Scarf, on sale for $47.50 (normally $95). Available at KatrinReifeiss.com

This hand-dyed, 100% silk scarf, measuring 35″ x 84″, features a spiderweb motif inspired by the webs designer Katrin Reifeiss saw during a voyage in Cambodia.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Little Tate Tote, $168. Available at Saks.com

As if the quilted nylon fabric, with its elaborate stitching, weren’t perky enough, Marc Jacobs chose a mural art-ready color scheme for this patchwork-like tote.

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Mosley Tribes Patterson Sunglasses in Black/Fuchsia, $150. Available at MosleyTribes.com

The juxtaposition of black and fuchsia in these Mosley Tribes shades creates a wetsuit-like effect that’s a stylish tidal wave, sweeping you up and taking you to its crest.

 

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Freestyle Shark Analog Watch in Cyan, $50. Available at FreestyleUSA.com

This sporty watch strap’s punchy cyan blue shade works as a neon ode to aquatic types, while the orange face captures the sun’s heat — and, by the way, the picture above fails to capture just how fluorescet this traffic cone bright hue is! Not only is the color scheme perfect for a surfer look, but the Shark Freestyle Analog is water resistant up to 100 meters so, if you feel like doing a bit of wakeboarding, you have nothing to worry about!

 

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1 Sol Swimwear Tie Dye Reversible Bikini, $175, and 1 Sol Swimwear Striped Dye Reversible Bikini, $142. Available at 1SolSwimwear.com

These halter bikini tops and matching bikini bottoms with side ties feature funky tie-dye patterns that create a Boho effect without dipping into Deadhead territory — plus, bead accents along the halter top strings nod to Bo Derek in Ten.

 

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Tryst Droplet Necklace in Powder Blue, $40. Available at TrystJewellery.ca

This soft, greenish-blue, faceted amazonite pear charm recalls the color of sea foam, as it sinks into the sand at the shore. Measuring 12mm by 12 mm, the gemstone hangs from a thin, 16″ goldtone chain with tiny gold bead details.

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Love Tanjane Multi Ruffle Dress, $190. Available at BlueHeavenBoutique.com

Embrace your inner gypsy queen and your beach babe sides simultaneously with this strapless, body-hugging dress from Love Tanjane, which features a three-tiered ruffle skirt.

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Tory Burch Tie Dye Suede Clutch in Limestone, $395. Available at ToryBurch.com

Designer Tory Burch knows how to do resortwear — and, this season, she, too, got caught up in the tie-dye craze with this clutch, which features a more subdued, gray-and-white pattern.

 

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Junk Food Clothing Minnie Mouse Bikini Tee, $29, and Junk Food Clothing Mickey Mouse Hawaii Tank, $22.50. Available at JunkFoodClothing.com

Forget the Magic Kingdom! Mickey and Minnie Mouse have been living it up in Hawaii this summer, and I guess their specific brand of rodent paparazzi received a tip about there whereabouts because these casual Junk Food tees capture the duo enjoying its vacay time.

 

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Sperry Top-Spider Seasonal Bahama Shoes in Blue Tie-Dye and Yellow Tie-Dye, $39.50 each. Available at Sperry.com

Boat shoes alone reference seafaring fashions, but these Sperry Top-Spiders are also imbued with a free-spirited craftiness thanks to their tie-dye patterns.

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Hot Diamonds Flip Flop Silver Charm, $60, and Hot Diamonds Lucky Flipper Silver Charm, $60. Available at HotDiamonds.com

These silver charms feature whimsical aquatic themes — from a chunky flip-flop with a silver-toned strap to a pair of scuba-ready flippers with a single diamond accent.

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Vieta Mist Handbag in Blue and in Brown, $85 each. Available at VietaFashion.com

These soft faux leather totes feature a casual, slouchy shape that’s perfect to complete most laid-back summer looks and the leather details along the sides and straps, as well as the metal hardware, add a bit of a structure and a tougher, slightly more brazen vibe.

 


 

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