How To Get The Retro Look In Beach Blanket Bingo

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection

    Though Beach Blanket Bingo is part of the series of beach party films shot in the ‘60s, its chic, retro styling is a decidedly current look this summer. The William Asher-directed movie revolves around the shenanigans of several Malibu teenagers, such as couple Frankie (Frankie Avalon) and Dee Dee (Annette Funicello), pop singer Sugar Kane (Linda Evans), and biker gang leader Eric Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck). Amidst romantic complications, skydiving stunts, and yes, even a mermaid named Lorelei (Marta Kristen), there’s sartorial inspiration galore, from feminine, pinup-style swimwear to decidedly fashionable offshore outfits too. Click through our slideshow for today’s Currently Channeling story, and be sure to shop our get-the-look picks!

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection, Jason Wu

    Jason Wu S/S 13

    Jason Wu’s S/S 13 collection was full of high-waisted, 60’s-inspired silhouettes, but the designer lent his look a subversive touch, like a leather bralet paired with printed shorts.

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection, Peter Som

    Peter Som S/S 13

    When the Beach Blanket Bingo crew isn’t frolicking in the sand and surf, they’re attired in cozy cover-ups, like Peter Som’s Pique Knitwear Sweater ($534) and Boy Cut Brief ($125).

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    PHOTO: Everett Collection, Getty Images

    Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti S/S 13

    Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti’s pastel-hued one-piece may have a sweet, demure print, but its sleek silhouette exudes flirtatious appeal.

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    A punchy gingham print and halter-style neckline makes Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Harry Halter Romper ($198) in Bright Ocean Multi an ultra-flattering choice.

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    Featuring embroidered Malibu images, Juicy Couture’s Surf Board Raffia Tote ($128) is the perfect summer carry-all for beach outings or poolside barbeques.

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    Polish off any warm-weather outfit with a vintage-inspired pair of shades, like Rag & Bone’s Monrow Sunglasses ($325) in Matte Tortoise.

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    Throw on Dusen Dusen’s Black and Tan Waves Sweater ($204) when you need a lightweight cover-up for cool summer nights.

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    A shortcut to nabbing Dee Dee’s sun-kissed look: Lorac’s TANtalizer Body Bronzing Spray ($32) infuses your skin with a natural glow while a combo of acai berry, pomegranate, and maracuja keeps it soft and healthy-looking.

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    Quiksilver’s plush Tidepool Blanket ($55) is big enough for two (hint: bring it with you on your next summer date!).

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    Opening Ceremony’s brightly colored Woven Spazzolato Clogs ($410) are a chic alternative to flip-flops, especially when teamed with Bermuda shorts and a casual t-shirt.

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    A retro swimsuit is a must when it comes to emulating Beach Blanket Bingo style, and Urban Outfitters’ Retro Floral Bikini Top ($42) and Bottom ($36) does the trick.

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    Your inner surfer girl will love slipping into Mollusk’s sporty Boardshorts ($60) in Faded Dartmouth after a quick ocean dip.

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TANtalizer Body Bronzing Spray

TANtalizer Body Bronzing Spray

Lorac, $32
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Boardshorts

Boardshorts

Mollusk, $60
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Tidepool Blanket

Tidepool Blanket

Quiksilver, $55
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Black and Tan Waves Sweater

Black and Tan Waves Sweater

Dusen Dusen, $204
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Monrow Sunglasses

Monrow Sunglasses

Rag & Bone, $325
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Woven Spazzolato Clogs

Woven Spazzolato Clogs

Opening Ceremony, $410
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Surf Board Raffia Tote

Surf Board Raffia Tote

Juicy Couture, $128
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Harry Halter Romper

Harry Halter Romper

Marc by Marc Jacobs, $198
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Retro Floral Bikini

Retro Floral Bikini

Urban Outfitters, $$42 & $36
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Boy Cut Brief

Boy Cut Brief

Peter Som, $125
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Pique Knitwear Sweater

Pique Knitwear Sweater

Peter Som, $534
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