Surf Into Summer

The emphasis on tailoring and structured silhouettes this season is great for work or more formal occasions, however not everyone wants to be restricted full time in a three piece suit, no matter how good it looks.

The SS13 urban surfer trend is the perfect solution to your casual look this season; what’s more the high street is fully stocked with California surfer/skater inspired pieces too.

Part Nineties grunge, part surfer with a sprinkling of urban sportswear, colour and layering to keep things current, the key items for your wardrobe include patterned vests and t-shirts, washed out shirts, shorts and trousers. The perfect cover up is the hoodie, whilst the best accessories include beanie or snapback hats and hardwearing yet practical rucksacks.

The SS13 catwalk saw designers such as Shaun Samson and Topman Design take inspiration from 90’s California meets London skater, with acid-bright hues, oversized tops with studs and shorts. Danish brand Rascals’ plays on this trend perfectly throughout their SS13 collection.

Touches of 90’s inspired animal prints are boldly seen across sweatshirts and jackets. Sun-bleached colour palettes of teal and mauve are mixed with pigment green and tangerine, whilst strong man-made fabrics such as jersey, mesh and nylon are perfect to cope in tough environments.

Head to Topman or Urban Outfitters where these high street stores have truly embraced this trend. Topman’s Mid Grey washed denim shorts (£28.00) worn with Blood Brother’s fever colour print t-shirt (£60) make a great partnership; neutral colours paired with bright colours are key, whilst no surfer trend can be without a plethora of prints; think tie-dye, paisley and plaid.

When it comes to the silhouette, try mixing fitted chinos, jeans or shorts with looser fitting vests and t-shirts. A Slouchy hooded top, a bomber jacket or a denim jacket will also go really well with this look.