The Case For

The Case For Apres Beach

By Sammy Preston
14th Mar 2019

Surfwear Trend Apres Beach Double Rainbouu | Urban List

Surf’s up, dudes. While we in the Southern Hemisphere farewell summer for the next few months, high fashion appears to be drumming up its love of sun-drenched, salty surf culture in a big, new wave kind of way.

Yes, "apres beach" and surfwear-everywhere are a big thing right now.

The S/S '19 shows in New York, Milan and Paris were peppered with Blue Hawaii and Big Wednesday vibes: floral button downs, bucket hats, neon accents, faded denim, boardshorts and Blue Crush-style accessories like shell anklets, thongs (the flip-flop sort) and triangle bikini tops. Think cocktail umbrellas and sunset shades, UV protection, faded and frayed denim and sandy hair.

Rather than saving this look for your next coastal escape, I’m championing a sort of chase the sun, year-round, Endless Summer approach. Kick around in shells, shades, Hawaiian shirts, jelly sandals and neoprene well into winter: this is Australia, after all. 

As for whether this tide will reignite the set of classic bygone surf labels like Billabong, Quicksilver and Rip Curl, only time will tell. If Californian skate slash surf labels like Stussy and Vans are anything to go by—the sun has definitely not set on surf brands. Are you ready to invest in the surfwear trend?

Here are a few of our favourite surfy items to splash out on now. 

Editor's Pick: Double Rainbouu Tiger Palm Long Sleeve Shirt

Homegrown heroes and Sydney locals Double Rainbouu pretty much reinvented the Hawaiian shirt for a new era. Their gender neutral collections are all about life and leisure by the sea and in the city—mixing surf and street vibes in a way that's relaxed, chill and bold all at once. Dive right into their new season with this totally timeless black and gold palm print. 

Shop it here for $220


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Paradised Neon T-Shirt

Shop it here for $127.05

Adidas Originals X Farm Rio Leggings

Shop them here for $30


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Stussy Boardshorts

Shop them here for $106



R13 Printed Bucket Hats

Shop them here for $157


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Calvin Klein 205W39NYC T-Shirt

Shop it here for $473

KAANAS Lorica Lantern Bag

Shop it here for $112

Off-White Zip-Tie Jelly Sandals

Shop them here for $260


Venessa Arizaga Neon Shell Bracelet

Shop it here for $106

Ganni Bleach Denim Shirt

Shop it here for $495


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Vix Seychelles Bikini Top

Shop it here for $142

Billabong Hawaiian Shirt

Shop it here for $69.99

Ganni Shell Shoulder Bag

Shop it here for $131

Make a case for the season's best, bravest and most brazen trends with us, here.  

Image credit: Double Rainbouu. 

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