Swell Open Heart tank, Wet Seal high waist shorts, Free People boater hat (similar here), Kimchee Blue clutch, Ray-Ban mirrored lens aviators (photographer's own), 6 Shore Road one-piece swimsuit (bikini here), Wet Seal d'Orsay flats. Shot by Lauren Darling.
Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, I've always been in love with West Coast surf culture. In general, there's no place I'd rather be than at the beach. My apartment is full of random seashells I've collected on my travels, and in one corner of my living room there's a custom surfboard on display that I've yet to take out for a spin... but serves as a daily reminder that the ocean is never too far away.
As the weather starts to warm up, a little bit of my latent surfer love is visible in my outfit preferences as well. I'm all for loose, flowy beach dresses, silky camisoles, and even love the neoprene trend happening right now. Which is why I was stoked to discover the website Swell.com in my quest for the perfect beachwear for Tulum. They stock some amazing surf-inspired clothing and swimsuits from brands both large and small, and best of all, their prices won't wipe you out. The tank and maxi dress I'm sporting above are from their Swell exclusive collection, and both were perfect to throw over a swimsuit during a day spent enjoying the sun and surf.
Outfit details, look 2: Swell Wild Love maxi dress.