You can’t always get what you want, but this Summer, you can get a little more of what you need to look fresh. When you’re strapped for cash, but you still want to give your Juicy sweatsuits a rest, dip into our list of Summer essentials under $50. You just might find you get what you need.
Have you heard of Shortstraw? It be a lot cooler if you did. Built on the joy of foam dancing in all its manifestations, this art-based, Australian-born surfwear brand offers a refreshing but less traveled approach to surf apparel. With sketched and primary color-filled tees and boardshorts, Shortstraw brings a laid-back, artistic element to the line-up.
Want to go America all over everyone’s asses? This USA Patriot tee from Grn Apple Tree has the red, the white, and the blue: colors that won’t fade whilst yer kicking ass. Why is this chick so wild? That’s freedom baby. Sweet animal printed freedom. America f-yeah.
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We took a dip into the swim trends shaking up the beach scene in ’09, and came out with some looks that are sure to make 007 want to dive right in.
DR. NO LINES
Your strappy summer dresses will thank you for rocking this flirty trend. The sun is all over the new strapless bandeau cuts this season–leaving you sans shoulder strap tan lines just in time for your senior prom photos. It’s a tribute to the bombshell style that’s managed to make a smoking comeback every decade since the 1940’s. Think Chili Williams’ LIFE magazine pin-up, or Christine Brinkley’s famous SI Swimsuit Cover. This time around the classic gets a twist, literally. The twisted front bandeau injects an extra element of 3D form to the basic silhouette, giving it a slightly edgier appearance without taking away from the sexy classic style.
LIVE AND LET DYE
From frocks to socks, we’re seeing tie-dye, ditsy florals and everything retro dominating the fashion scene. So it’s no surprise to see the groovy prints taking over swimwear in true Woodstock-style fashion. The free-spited styles are made for the sun, giving off girly, earthy vibes that flow with the rays.
LICENSE TO THRILL
Eye-catching neon has recently rehabilitated from its days limelighting on fanny packs and scrunchies. Sponsoring its recovery, Animal Print teamed up to help rennovate its reputation. Now neon is back in a bigger way than a Stones reunion tour. We couldn’t be more proud of the two for their popular comeback.
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