With the wave of surfer-girl chic style hitting the runways last year, it's no surprise that actual surfer girls want in on the action. The debut collection of Karen Mulligan and Vogue editor Jillian Demling's line, Pret-a-Surf, fills the gap for stylish athletes who want gear that's functional yet sophisticated. "I'm not a teenager," Mulligan, an avid surfer, explains. "I wanted to wear things to the beach that looked grown-up and cool." And with their collection of pin-up-style bikinis and maillots, Mondrian-inspired rash guards, and vintage-esque micro-floral board shorts, we couldn't agree more. So, whether you're paddling out to Lunuda Bay or just lounging poolside, you'll want to check out this incredible water-friendly line.
Pret-A-Surf is available at Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard (at Rosewood Avenue); 310-652-1120; and Barney’s New York, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (between South Rodeo and South El Camino Drive); 310-275-4211.