Surf’s Up

Wildly bold board shorts go island style

 

Graphic prints and exaggerated florals are all the rage this summer as board shorts ride fashion's wave of bright color. Polka dots, stripes, prints and checks all lean a little towards the '80s while Hawaiian prints “hang ten” in neon mini floral motifs and tropical palm tree scenes. Although most classic styles jut an inch or two above the knee, length is completely at your discretion—as this season, it's all about the print. But no matter what your choice surfer style, wear your board shorts low-slung on the hips (Matthew McConaughey style), and you'll undoubtedly pass for the island hottie—even if your feet stay firmly planted on the mainland.

[1] Vineyard Vines Trunks available at Fun in the Sun Sports & Leisure, Kirkwood. 314.821.0583

[2] Bench Trunks available at 10denza, Central West End. 314.361.1010.

[3] Vineyard Vines Trunks available at Fun in the Sun Sports & Leisure, Kirkwood. 314.821.0583

[4] Penguin Trunks available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac. 314.567.9811.

[5] Peter Millar Trunks available at Mister Guy, Ladue. 314.692.2003

[6] Burberry Brit Trunks available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac. 314.567.9811.

[7] Jack Spade Trunks available at Nordstrom, Saint Louis Galleria. 314.884.4900.

 

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JAKE SPADE TRUNKS

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BENCH TRUNKS

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BURBERRY BRIT TRUNKS

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PENGUIN TRUNKS

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VINEYARD VINES TRUNKS

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PETER MILLAR TRUNKS

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VINEYARD VINES TRUNKS

 

Photo credit: Jennifer Wells

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