Monday, March 1, 2010

Trend Tracking : Street Surfer

As you can see from my past few posts, i'm SUPER excited for spring fashion. I'm particularly fond of a trend emerging that I like to coin the "street surfer" look. It's pretty much exactly the way I love to dress. It's a mix of carefree, beachy batik & bright splashes of color made into structured shapes like button downs or paired with a sturdy platform heel.

It's all about balancing the yin and yang in the outfit; polished shark's teeth on black cord at tory burch, and platform heels with a tie-dye mini dress at Proenza Schouler. I have a feeling my inner surfer girl is going to be quite excited with my spring wardrobe choices!

Are you feeling the street surfer trend or are you sick of the bohemian spin-offs?

xoxo, lauren

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16 comments:

Andi's Closet said...

i especially love this post because i have been craving spring clothing so badly lately...and this has been the type of style i have been wearing lately! love it!

Jacqueline said...

I love this trend. It is so easy breezy and comfortable, why not?! xo

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Aury said...

I will never be sick of bohemian spin-offs! free and floaty is what spring and summer are all about!

Taryn said...

I agree, this is one of my favorite spring/summer styles...I need to track down the perfect pair of chunky heels

Sherin said...

The beachy-surfer look is such a great look. I wish we had more beach's in England so I could wear it more often!

LML said...

im loving all the tiedye looks for spring and the neon - all very surfer-y :)

Taylor Sterling said...

being a Cali girl makes me love this trend! xo

Fashion Court said...

i will NEVER be sick of this trend! haha.. i cannot wait for spring!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'm not really into the street surfer look myself - I'm more of an original bohemian in terms of style. Though I've got to hand it to you, Lauren...you make it sound appealing!! :)

The How-to-Wear Guide said...

I agree with Cafe Fashionista i think the coolness of the surfer lok can be captured in the Bohemian style. :)

But none the less I LOVE SURFER HAIR!! the beach waves = ultra fav hairstyle!

firefly said...

Mmm...since we on the West Coast are close to the ocean, we have a lot of skater/surfer styles here! Already people are dressing for summer and spring.

La Couturier said...

Not quite my style at all, but I did like this trend as showcased in the rather infamous Abbey Lee editorial in Aussie Vogue the past month! (:

bisous,
La C.

Miss Tofu said...

Although I'm too prissy to dress in such a breezy, bohemian style, I can't help but admire people who can pull it off so effortlessly.

I would wear the platform heels though..... =P

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runawayinla said...

i am loving the tie-dye shirt in the picture! (:

coming from southern california, i also admire the street-surfer look! =D

this reminds me, i should probably pick up some new summer wear next time i'm out shopping! :] (in LA, we go straight from winter ... then to summer. we basically skip spring. =/)

love this post! (:

xooooxooxoxo

All Women Stalker said...

These prints are just gorgeous. I'm lovin' the overall carefree and comfy look.

noperfectpeople said...

I think the structure of the really extreme surfer-chic pieces is neat (think neoprene). In general, though, I'm not such a big fan of the trend because it seems to be the same style that teen-centered retailers have been hawking for at least the past two decades. There's nothing new in it for me. Zzzz.
Not to mention it seems fundamentally backward that couture designers are looking to Hollister and Pacific Sunwear for inspiration.