Archive for the ‘STYLE’ Category

November 19th, 2008 | By | 161 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

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November 19th, 2008 | By | 1,500 Comments

GET THE LOOK: RACHEL BILSON

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What’s not to love about this outfit? The wealth of character and style that’s wrapped up in Rachael’s outfit qualified itself for “Get the Look” with little competition. The graphic tee and skinny black jeans paired with feminine flats and a bright bag makes for a perfectly harmonious combination.  And as the cold weather starts to become a factor when you’re putting your ensemble together, what better Holiday accessories than a scarf and colored Ray Bans?  Also, make a point to check out our impressive selection of novelty tees and skinny jeans when you’re shopping this look, as they’re sure to inspire loads of creativity.

 1. BILLABONG VIXON BAG

2. RAY-BAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES

3. HURLEY MOKOSSA SCARF

4. HURLEY SMOKIN DENIM PANT

5. HURLEY ROLL WITH IT VNECK TSHIRT

6. VANS SATIN ABBY BOAT SHOE

November 18th, 2008 | By | 864 Comments

PICK OF THE WEEK: RIP CURL DIA HODDIE

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Hot pick of the week! Have you seen our Holiday catalog? If not, you’re missin’ out. Check out this sweet sweatshirt from Rip Curl featured on Page 9. (Also available in our online store.) It’s called the Rip Curl Dia sweatshirt and it’s blowin’ out so you better get it fast!  Although this hoodie just hit our shelves a few weeks ago, it’s already one of the top sellers in the category. With a basic plaid print and faux fur lining, it makes a powerful alliance with pants or cords. But how do you maximize its full potential? Glad you asked. Throw it down with long-sleeve tee, some rinced-wash, faded blue jeans, and a pair of modern desert boots. Simple, but oh-so-hot!

November 13th, 2008 | By | 752 Comments

GET THE LOOK: VANESSA HUDGENS

VANESSA HUDGENS GET THE LOOK

Sweet, simple and a pinch of Hollywood: ingredients that promise an amazing end result to your new favorite outfit. Vanessa Hudgens instantly came to mind when searching for Get the Look inspiration because she has a bit of Swell style in her everyday outfits.  This effortless and laid-back ensemble is able to reach a level of charming elegance that works for any occasion.  Additionally, this look isn’t limited to a day of shopping—you can easily pair it with fringe sandals and floral disc earrings in order to add little spice during the night.

1: ZADS ENGRAVED METAL HEART NECKLACE

2: STEVE MADDEN HIPPSTER SANDAL

3: REBELS POCA BOOT

4: RAY-BAN LARGE METAL SUNGLASSES

5: QUIKSILVER YOHANNA DRESS

6: ZADS ETCHED FLORAL EARRING

7: MODA VIAJANDO RYOSHI SNAKE SKIN TOTE