I'm From Southern California and Always Buy These 4 Underrated Brands


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Most Wanted is 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. 

1. O'Neill

2. Billabong

3. Volcom

4. Roxy

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Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.