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!
Pair this casual cotton tank with denim cutoffs and sandals for your next BBQ.
Beryl Bubble Drops ($40)
These drop earrings look like tiny pools and would lend the perfect pop of color to a white sundress.
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!
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.
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.