Trendy Style


This summer, we’re scouring the Golden State for the season’s hottest trends from head to toe and taking style cues from our favorite California cities. First up: our favorite swimsuits spotted in San Diego. Welcome to Street Stylized: California.

Casual cool. Effortlessly elegant. Comfy chic. There are many different ways to describe San Diego fashion, and we find endless outfit inspiration from the city’s street style snaps. San Diego girls say yes to sensible shoes, laid-back knits, and comfy jeans — and they look fabulous doing it.

San Diego girls elevate the notion of blending fashion with comfort to a whole new level. They’ve mastered the art of “beach-chic.”On your next summer beach day, take style cues from America’s Finest City. These are the swimsuits every rad girl in San Diego is wearing right now.

Every female standup paddler has had their swimsuit claimed by the sea at least once. It’s the worst. When you’re in the water, your focus should be on paddling, not whether or not your suit is going to stay on. We wanted to put an end to the swimsuit dilemma, so we set out to find a handful of suits that actually stay put. And who better to ask than the pros? We checked in with a few of the top female surfers and racers in the sport and asked them to share tales of their worst bikini malfunctions and swimsuits they’ve found actually hold up in trying conditions.

“I’ve had some memorable swimsuit malfunctions; I think all of the girls have. A few times I completely lost my bikini, but luckily I was able to rescue it quickly underwater and wear it again. With time, you find a good bikini that you hardly ever lose. The perfect suits for me are the ones with bigger tops that cover more. Almost like a cropped top that you can wear out of the water and they’re still cute. One-pieces are very good as well; I think they are the safest ones. I love the ones from the Azul do Mar store, as well as Krugrans and Coral bikinis. I always find their bikinis and one-pieces are perfect and safe to surf in.” would have to agree!”e kept surfing.

Normally I wouldn’t have had second thoughts, but when I popped up for air something felt, well, shall I say very free? I looked down and to my astonishment my triangle bikini top that I loved so much was completely gone! I couldn’t find it anywhere. I had the really embarrassing job of telling Norm that I was topless, that was an awkward one for sure. Luckily he was wearing a t-shirt and lent it to me for the rest of the session and we kept surfing.

I think the most memorable one went down this year at one of my practices with The Paddle Academy in Dana Point, which happens to include a lot of kids. I was leading the warm-up with a group of twenty people when I decided it was a good time to re-tie my bathing suit top. As I was doing so, I accidently let go of the string and it rocket launched off my body. I definitely scarred some of the kiddos, and myself! The bikinis that work best for me are the Pualani Hawaii Suits. I have tried anything and everything when it comes to bathing suits and Pualanis are the only ones that stay on. Trust me, I put them to the test in every condition and they never fail.”

I wear a particular brand called Catfish, they are an Australian company and do a lot of surf and lifesaving swimwear. They fit well and never move, even if you are getting rolled around under the white water or racing fast.”

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