Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style

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Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
70s INSPIRED

Alice + Olivia – Gorgeous Denim Playsuit, $264; net-a-porter.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
70s INSPIRED

Converse – All Star 70s High Top Sneakers, $112; shopbop.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
70s INSPIRED

Gucci – Grosgrain-trimmed jersey shorts, $730; net-a-porter.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
70s INSPIRED

Prada – Intarsia Silk Polo Shirt, $980; net-a-porter.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
80s INSPIRED

Alexander Wang – Fleece Crew Neck Sweatshirt, $387; shopbop.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
80s INSPIRED

Vans – Red Checkerboard Slip On, $60; vans.ca

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
80s INSPIRED

IRO – Garance Plaid Cotton-Blend Flannel Shirt, $325; net-a-porter.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
80s INSPIRED

Richard Quinn – Satin Shirt, $342; net-a-porter.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
90s INSPIRED

Divine Heritage – High Waist Cargo Pants; $438; net-a-porter.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
90s INSPIRED

Ganni – Loho-print sneakers, $350; net-a-porter.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
90s INSPIRED

Raquel Allegra – Boxy Tee, $240; shopbop.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
90s INSPIRED

Isabel Marant Etoile – Crosyj High-Rise Tapered Jeans, $290; net-a-porter.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
90s INSPIRED

MM6 Maison Margiela – Printed Cotton-Jersey T-shirt, $255; net-a-porter.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
SKATEBOARDS

ALWAYS WITH US, $75; morningbellskateboards.com

Cruise Through Summer with Effortless Skater Style
SKATEBOARDS

HOPES & DREAMS, $75; morningbellskateboards.com

Skateboarding and fashion have always gone hand in hand. Throughout the decades, skaters have shown their individuality through a quirky but relaxed sense of style, in turn becoming trend pioneers of the streetwear industry.

Skaters from the ’70s onward helped shape what we now know as streetwear, with items from short shorts to extra baggy denim. Each decade had skateboarders who doubled as fashion icons, with Z-Boys members Peggy Oki and Stacy Peralta showcasing California surf style at its most authentic. In the ’80s, notable members of the skateboarding community (including female skate gang The Hags and Marc Gonzales) begun the makings of grunge fashion, while the ’90s brought Vans sneakers and loud graphic tees to the fore.

Modern fashion has taken cues from skate culture throughout these eras, imbuing both streetwear and high fashion with countless elements such as chunky sneakers, tie-dye, and easy denim.

Explore the gallery for pieces inspired by skate fashion throughout the decades.

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