November 10th, 2008 | By | 1,144 Comments



Here at Swell, we’ve found that cooking up a hot outfit doesn’t need to cost a load of dough. So weather you’re strutting it on 5th Ave. or hightailing it in 5th gear to your 2nd job, your kit can rock a 10 hands down. We took to the streets to find some tasty duds and recreated the look (adding a dash of beach flavor of course) to show you how to get killer style without sabotaging our surf roots—or your bank account. So save some dolla bills while showing up the girls on the Hills!

This week we cruised the posh promenade of high-end shops at Orange County’s The Shops at Mission Viejo. Sun drenched and dripping with designer labels, there was no lack of chic Southern California style to be had. Our pick of the halls came in a preppy sweater-vested package. Showcasing some of this season’s must-haves, this kit stood out even in the sea of Saks 5th frocks and faux-bleached locks. What really had us offering the coveted cookie-stand prize was the melodious mix of rugged motorcycle boots with an ever so girly, featherweight scarf. And lets not leave out the trimmings; a subtle dash of gold in the form of an effortless cuff and delicate necklace adds the perfect amount of dazzle to this chic and refined look. Diggin’ on this look? Check out the links below and you can be flashing it too!

1. Lucy Love / School Girl Vest2. Billabong / Mokossa Scarf3. Billabong / Tucker Shirt4. RVCA / Dem Pants 5. Zads / Gold Metal Cuff6. Zads / Tier Necklace7. Steve Madden / Buck Boot
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