Suit Up

Ed Chan
Photo 1: KIM Echo “Mambo Circles” one shoulder top in active orange, $65; Echo “Mambo Circles” basic hipster, $50, echodesign.com; Oakley “Obsessed” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $130, oakley.com; MIKE Quiksilver “Tapa Man

Beach volleyball players have always been a fashion-conscious bunch. We’ve progressed through nylon shorty shorts and high-cut one pieces to itsy-bitsy bikinis and boardshorts made from high-tech stretch fabrics that dry in an instant. Pay attention to each season’s trends: There’s nothing worse than being the only one on the beach in an out-of-style crochet bikini or Hawaiian flower boardies with an elastic waistband.

Pros Kim DiCello, Mike Placek, Michelle Moriarty Lonergan,
and Austin Rester are here to help you stay up on all of 2013’s hottest styles and will likely inspire you to put in the work to get that last minute beach bod – it seems the only thing
that doesn’t change on the beach is how hot the players are.

Apparel Credits:

Photo 1:
KIM Echo “Mambo Circles” one shoulder top in active orange, $65; Echo “Mambo Circles” basic hipster, $50, echodesign.com; Oakley “Obsessed” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $130, oakley.com; MIKE Quiksilver “Tapa Man” boardshorts in island blue, $65; quiksilver.com; Oakley “Offshoot” polarized sunglasses in black with black iridium lenses, $190, oakley.com; MICHELLE Hurley “One and Only” solid triangle in navy, $35, swimspot.com; Hurley shorts, $49, hurley.com; Oakley “Warm Up” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $120, oakley.com; AUSTIN Oakley “Color Shock” boardshorts in shadow, $75; Oakley “Jupiter Squared” polarized sunglasses in polished black with jade iridium lenses, $130, oakley.com.

Photo 2:
KIM Quiksilver “Macramé” halter, $49.50; Quiksilver “Macramé” bottom, $49.50, quiksilver.com; Oakley “Obsessed” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $130, oakley.com.

Photo 3:
AUSTIN Oakley “Color Shock” boardshorts in shadow, $75, oakley.com; MIKE RVCA “Eastern” trunk in black/wheat, $49.95, rvca.com.

Photo 4:
AUSTIN Oakley “Crashing Wave” boardshorts in kelp green, $60; Oakley “Jupiter Squared” polarized sunglasses in polished black with jade iridium lenses, $130, oakley.com.

Photo 5:
KIM Quiksilver “High Seas” crossback bikini top, $39.50; Quiksilver “High Seas” boy brief bikini bottom, $42.50, quiksilver.com; Oakley “Obsessed” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $130, oakley.com; MICHELLE Echo “Solid” halter top in active orange, $75; Echo “Solid” basic hipster, $50, echodesign.com; Oakley “Warm Up” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $120, oakley.com; MIKE Oakley “Micro Check” boardshorts in royal purple, $75; Oakley “Offshoot” sunglasses in dark amber with bronze lenses, $190, oakley.com; AUSTIN Rox “Angle” boardshorts in blue, $60, roxvolleyball.com; Oakley “Garage Rock” sunglasses in woodgrain with tungsten iridium lenses, $130, oakley.com.

Photo 6:
MICHELLE Hurley “Record Scratch” halter bikini top, $47; Hurley "Record Scratch" Brazilian bottoms, $42.95, swimspot.com; KIM Rox “Roxstar” printed top, $38; Rox “Modest” bottoms, $28, roxvolleyball.com; Oakley “Obsessed” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $130, oakley.com.

Photo 7:
MIKE O’Neill “Dwell” boardshorts, $54.50, oneill.com; Oakley “Offshoot” polarized sunglasses in black with black iridium lenses, $190, oakley.com.

Photo 8:
KIM Quiksilver “Wild Poppy” reversible modern triangle bikini top, $44.50; Quiksilver “Wild Poppy Lunar Shores” bikini bottom, $39.50, quiksilver.com;.

Photo 9:
MIKE Oakley “Blade III” boardshorts with built-in compression shorts, $160, oakley.com; AUSTIN Oakley “Crashing Wave” boardshorts in kelp green, $60, oakley.com.

Photo 10:
AUSTIN Rox “Angle” boardshorts in blue, $60, roxvolleyball.com; Oakley “Garage Rock” sunglasses in woodgrain with tungsten iridium lenses, $130, oakley.com.

Photo 11:
KIM Rox “Roxstar” printed top, $38; Rox “Modest” bottoms, $28, roxvolleyball.com; Oakley “Obsessed” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $130, oakley.com; MICHELLE Hurley “Record Scratch” halter bikini top, $47, swimspot.com; Hurley shorts, $39, hurley.com; Oakley “Warm Up” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $120, oakley.com; AUSTIN Rox “Angle” boardshorts in blue, $60, roxvolleyball.com; Oakley “Garage Rock” sunglasses in woodgrain with tungsten iridium lenses, $130, oakley.com; MIKE Quiksilver “Brudda” boardshorts in clamshell, $65, quiksilver.com; Oakley “Offshoot” polarized sunglasses in black with black iridium lenses, $190, oakley.com.

Photo 12:
MICHELLE Calavera “Solid” top in red, $49; Calavera “Solid” bottoms with ties, $49, calaveraswimwear.com; Oakley “Warm Up” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $120, oakley.com.

Photo 13:
MIKE RVCA “Forte” trunk, $54, rvca.com; Oakley “Dispatch II” sunglasses in polished black, $120, oakley.com.

Photo 14:
MICHELLE Rox “Roxstar” printed top, $38; Rox “Modest” bottoms, $28, roxvolleyball.com.

Photo 15:
KIM Calavera “Glam Twist” top in purple, $49; Calavera “Hipster” bottom in purple, $44, calaveraswimwear.com; Oakley “Obsessed” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $130, oakley.com.

Photo 16:
AUSTIN Hurley “Phantom 60 Block Party” boardshorts in black cinder, $65, hurley.com; Oakley “Jupiter Squared” polarized sunglasses in polished black with jade iridium lenses, $130, oakley.com.

Photo 17:
AUSTIN Oakley “Crashing Wave” boardshorts in kelp green, $60, oakley.com; MICHELLE Echo “Colorblock” halter top in orange/olive, $75; Echo “Colorblock” hipster in orange/olive, $50, echodesign.com; KIM Quiksilver “Iconic” reversible triangle bikini top in rose, $44.50; Quiksilver “Offshore” bikini bottom in rose, $44.50, quiksilver.com; MIKE Oakley “C-Block” boardshorts in red line, $65, oakley.com.

Photo 18:
KIM Smack Sportswear halter top, $34.95; Smack Sportswear “Rizzle” bottom, $34.95, smacksportswear.com; MICHELLE Smack Sportswear “Tahiti” tie-back top, $34.95; Smack Sportswear “Rio” bottom, $34.95, smacksportswear.com.

Photo 19:
KIM Quiksilver “Iconic” reversible triangle bikini top in rose, $44.50; Quiksilver “Offshore” bikini bottom in rose, $44.50, quiksilver.com; MIKE Oakley “C-Block” boardshorts in red line, $65, oakley.com; MICHELLE Echo “Colorblock” halter top in orange/olive, $75; Echo “Colorblock” hipster in orange/olive, $50, echodesign.com; AUSTIN Oakley “Crashing Wave” boardshorts in kelp green, $60, oakley.com.

Photo 20:
MIKE Plastic “Hexamex” trunks, $58.85, plasticclothing.com; Oakley “Offshoot” sunglasses in dark amber with bronze lenses, $190, oakley.com.

Photo 21:
MICHELLE Echo “Solid” halter in active orange, $75; Echo “Colorblock” hipster in black/turquoise, $50, echodesign.com; AUSTIN Rox “Angle” boardshort in blue, $60, roxvolleyball.com.

Photo 22:
AUSTIN Hurley “Phantom 60 Block Party” boardshorts in black, $59.50, hurley.com; Oakley “Jupiter Squared” polarized sunglasses in polished black with jade iridium lenses, $130, oakley.com.

Photo 23:
KIM Quiksilver “Macramé” halter, $49.50; Quiksilver “Macramé” bottom, $49.50, quiksilver.com; Oakley “Obsessed” sunglasses in polished black with grey lenses, $130, oakley.com.

Originally published in May 2013

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