Most Wantedis a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 25 fashion and beauty finds on their current wish list.
Yes, I love a buzzy, fashion-girl brand as much as the next person, but I have to admit that it starts to get less and less appealing the more it's plastered all over Instagram. Who can relate? Whenever I don't feel excited about all the shiny new objects out there, I go back to my Southern California roots and wear the surf brands I grew up surrounded by every day. (My dad is an avid surfer, so I pretty much didn't have a choice in the matter.)
Brands like Billabong and O'Neill are all over retailers such as Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters, but fashion girls can easily overlook them in favor of brands with more IG appeal or celebrity clout. If you ask me, they certainly shouldn't. These brands have a California-cool vibe built-in and are supremely affordable. Scroll down to shop my favorite 25 items from surf brands.