Cool Off With The Season's Chicest Water Prints

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    This season’s water prints are a lot like a crystal blue ocean on a hot summer day: awe-inspiring to look at and completely refreshing. Crashing waves, painterly beach scenes, and punchy underwater motifs are making a splash on everything from swimwear to tech accessories. On the S/S 13 runways, designer Naeem Khan channeled the surf in Hawaii with his Strapless Wave Print Organza Cocktail Dress ($3990, select Neiman Marcus stores), while Michael Kors found inspiration in the reflection of sun on the water when creating the Turquoise Digital Pool Duchesse Shell ($895, 212.452.4685) and matching Skinny Samantha Pants ($995, 212.452.4685). We think this picturesque look is perfect for summer’s sandy getaways and poolside soirees, so check out our picks now!

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    Billabong

    We Belong to the Sea Tank ($23) 

    Pair this casual cotton tank with denim cutoffs and sandals for your next BBQ.

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    BaubleBar

    Beryl Bubble Drops ($40)

    These drop earrings look like tiny pools and would lend the perfect pop of color to a white sundress.

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    Michael Kors S/S 13

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    Roxy

    Vague Skateboard ($135)

    You don’t have to be a pro skater to appreciate the stylish qualities of this Roxy ocean-print skateboard. 

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    Charlotte Ronson

    Peplum Mini Dress ($395)

    Even if the ocean’s not very warm, you can dip your toes into this trend with this Charlotte Ronson peplum dress. 

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    Nicholas Kirkwood

    Wave Leather & Suede Pumps ($895) in Aqua

    Footwear favorite Nicholas Kirkwood brings new meaning to the phrase “step into liquid” with his metallic leather and suede wave-detailed pumps. 

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    Charlotte Ronson S/S 13

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    Juicy Couture

    Ocean Waves iPhone 5 Case ($35)

    With this serene iPhone case, you can incorporate today’s look into every outfit! 

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    Proenza Schouler S/S 13

    Tie-Dye Short Sleeve Tee ($245)

    We love the way this blue tie-dye print mimics the look of sun-dappled water. 

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    Christian Dior S/S 13

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    Joe's Jeans

    Skinny Crop Printed Denim ($179) in Ocean

    Just when we thought our printed denim collection was complete, Joe’s Jeans introduces another irresistibly cool pair with an on-trend ocean motif. 

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    Edie Parker

    Marine Pearlescent Ribbon Flavia Clutch ($1295)

    The perfect finishing touch to your water-inspired look: a wave-like, pearlescent clutch in the prettiest shade of blue. Bonus: it comes with a built-in mirror--ideal for mid-party touch-ups!

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    Naeem Khan S/S 13

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    Nasty Gal

    Digital Sky Shorts ($38)

    With a blue and purple iridescent sheen, these pleat shorts bring to mind the beautiful waters of Bora Bora. Take them from day to night with a slinky camisole

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    We Are Handsome

    The Diver Deep V One Piece ($287)

    Get ready for the double takes! This one-piece suit with its bright underwater photo print is sure to make you a poolside standout.

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We Belong to the Sea Tank

We Belong to the Sea Tank

Billabong, $23
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Ocean Waves iPhone 5 Case

Ocean Waves iPhone 5 Case

Juicy Couture, $35
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Skinny Crop Printed Denim

Skinny Crop Printed Denim

Joe’s Jeans, $179
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The Diver Deep V One Piece

The Diver Deep V One Piece

We Are Handsome, $287
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Marine Pearlescent Ribbon Flavia Clutch

Marine Pearlescent Ribbon Flavia Clutch

Edie Parker, $1295
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Peplum Mini Dress

Peplum Mini Dress

Charlotte Ronson, $395
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Wave Leather & Suede Pumps

Wave Leather & Suede Pumps

Nicholas Kirkwood, $895
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Tie-Dye Short Sleeve Tee

Tie-Dye Short Sleeve Tee

Proenza Schouler, $245
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Digital Sky Shorts

Digital Sky Shorts

Nasty Gal, $38
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Mila Distressed Denim Shorts

Mila Distressed Denim Shorts

Rag & Bone/JEAN, $154
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Classic Racer Back Camisole

Classic Racer Back Camisole

Tibi, $158
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Jeralyn Dress

Jeralyn Dress

Dolce Vita, $264
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