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!
Vague Skateboard ($135)
You don’t have to be a pro skater to appreciate the stylish qualities of this Roxy ocean-print skateboard.
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.
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.
With this serene iPhone case, you can incorporate today’s look into every outfit!
Tie-Dye Short Sleeve Tee ($245)
We love the way this blue tie-dye print mimics the look of sun-dappled water.
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.
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!
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.