Archive for the ‘STYLE’ Category

December 2nd, 2008 | By | 2,841 Comments

NEW AT SWELL: GRN APPLE TREE

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November 28th, 2008 | By | 4,554 Comments

GET THE LOOK: REESE WITHERSPOON

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Traveling for the holidays? Then you better be doing it with style—and contrary to popular belief this isn’t hard to accomplish while keeping comfort in mind. Reese Witherspoon is no stranger to traveling, being an international movie star and all.  Needless to say, she has mastered the art of piecing together the perfect travel attire: A relaxed cotton t-shirt, stretchy skinny jeans, and a perfectly-sized piece of luggage that won’t slow you down through those pesky check-ins. And don’t think about traveling this season without a scarf. Those oh-so-drafty airports and the fact that nobody can agree on a temperature during a family road trip can be painful. So, solve all of your travel worries by checking out these essentials at Swell.com and enjoy your holiday!

1: VOLCOM BUTTON DOWN SCARF

2: NIXON CAPITAL WATCH

3: ROXY BELLA SHOE

4: SWELL V-NECK TEE

5: VONZIPPER DHARMA SUNGLASSES

6: HURLEY MOVEMENT 11 YC DENIM

7: VOLCOM FADE OUT OVERNIGHTER

November 26th, 2008 | By | 3,364 Comments

DOUBLE OH-7 STYLE

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Featured look: Lucy Love Maxi Stella Dress

When a girl has to compete with impeccably Italian-tailored Tom Ford suits for the spotlight, her style has to be right on cue. Throughout the classy, martini-soused years of  James Bond movies, the leading ladies have been challenged with finding fashions that can take some of the light from the man every woman wants and every man wants to be—while still appearing strong, elegant, and capable of wielding a hand gun while driving the getaway car. Think Honey Rider’s (Ursula Andress) iconic swimsuit, or Pussy Galore’s (Honor Blackman) curve-hugging sweater dresses adorned with powerful menswear accents. Such a look was once again seamlessly executed in the recent James Bond: Quantum of Solace. The spicy new leading lady, Olga Kurylenko, manages to dress in pieces that match the savvy nature of a Bond girl. With flowy, curvaceous gowns and youthful but rich separates, the new Bond girl is a perfect compliment to Daniel Craig’s (the latest actor to play Bond) high class suits. With poise, power, and undeniable sex appeal, women throughout the Bond legacy have at one time thought “I want to be her”. To get a taste of that Bond girl look, we’ve chosen some of the (more…)

November 19th, 2008 | By | 136 Comments

STREET STYLE: OUTSIDE LOOKS AND INSIDE FINDS

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Back again with a brand new edition of Street Style, the Swell  team went in search of some killer street steeze: This time on our home turf of San Clemente—because with tasty waves comes tasty duds. The highlight of the highlight-streaked looks came in a statement-making, silhouette-flattering blouse and deathly-hip white accessories to match. With the sun still blazing at a comfy 80 degrees and bikinis still at the tops of our drawers, mixing up some swanky seasonal style while keeping a tasteful dose of ray-loving colors and fabrics isn’t always the easiest task. So bravo to this tragically savvy fashion forecaster for keeping up with the region’s season in such an ease of classy vesture.

What really made our heads turn and cameras flash was the strikingly harmonious menage of a refined and frilled-out blouse, casual daytime denim, and straight from the Haight boots, wallet, and belt. A mix we could only imagine every hipster crying secret tears of joy over. Taking inspiration from a chica with stand-out style (and that says a lot with the oodles of praise-worthy looks here), we recreated this outfit to remind you that cooking up a hot ensemble doesn’t need to cost a load of dough. With the addition of some signature playful and surf-inspired details, you can get this chic and sun-drenched San Clemente look too!

1.  Quiksilver Women’s / Lesley Shirt
2.  Volcom / Stealth Wallet
3.  Madden Girl, by Steve Madden / Jalen Boot
4.  Roxy / Nite Owl Jean
5.  Volcom / Stealth Belt