Dive in to this O'Neill fashion deigner's seaside essentials for a day on the coast.
In 2002, California girl Kari Johnson traded in her business suit for a bikini when she became part of the design team for
surf megabrand O’Neill, the first company to bring wet suits to the masses.
Known for: her surfer-cool designs (boho-print swimwear, gladiator sandals, flowy maxi skirts), which are staples of the SoCal way of life.
"For a splurge, I love this African-printed tote. It's the first thing I grab to spice up a daytime outfit."
African Tote, $375; gregoryparkinson.com
This flowy dress is the perfect, simple piece that can be worn as a cute cover up or for a casual day date.
Lulu Dress in Berry, $220; lemlem.com
Kari adds a nautical touch to her outfits with a petite, golden whale necklace.
Whale Necklace, $35; ericaweiner.com
This mint-colored halter is Kari's go-to swimsuit. The slight ruffle adds a touch of femininity to her surfer-girl look.
Solid Ruffle Halter & Solid Cinched Basic Bottom, $42; $38; shoponeilusa.com
A two-toned sea glass ring is a sophisticated, yet beachy accessory to any coastal outfit.
Mia Russi Sea Glass Ring, $150; Washed Up; washedupjewelry.com
Kari uses Neutrogena's Wet Skin Sunblock to help protect her skin from the sun's rays while she catches some waves.
Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 30, $10, Neutrogena, drugstore.com
A chic straw hat is both useful and stylish for a day at the beach.
Panama Hat, $32; shoponeilusa.com
"A Southern California staple and my guilty pleasure—These have a tiny hint of lime juice and soy sauce.”
Have'a Corn Chips, $50 for 24 bags; amazon.com
This sheer gloss with SPF 15 makes for a glam seaside look.
Hydratint SPF 15 in Berry, $20; lauramercier.com