The Fashion Behind Blue Crush

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 2002 teen flick Blue Crush, where we first met Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth), the ultimate Pipeline surfer in Hawaii’s North Shore. Although two decades have passed, we remember the film fondly for its gripping footage, the sheer force of girl power, and, of course, the fashion. The film skyrocketed Bosworth into the limelight with her effortless beachy look and attire. Now, it’s time to grab your surfboards and hit the water as we dive into the wardrobe of Blue Crush.

Hitting the Waves

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Whether you were catching waves on the coast or simply dressing the part inland, there’s no denying that the niche subculture of the ’90s and early 2000s surfer wear was one of a kind. And we have Anna Marie, who was all about board shorts and bikini bottoms with optimal coverage, to thank for bringing it to the mainstream. After the film’s release, longtime surfer brands such as QuikSilver, Roxy, and Billabong (which made several appearances in the movie) gained traction among younger demographics.

Get the Look:

Frankies Bikinis Blue Crush Satin Crop Top ($52.50, shop here)

Roxy To Dye 7″ Board Shorts ($46, shop here)

Athleta Clean Full Bikini Bottom ($44, shop here)

Hanging by the Beach

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Beachy attire doesn’t stop after an afternoon of surfing. When the girls were exploring Hawaii, they could be found wearing cutoff denim shorts and muscle tanks with triangle bikini tops underneath (the waves could call at a moment’s notice!). Additional pieces included graphic tees featuring sunset and surfboard imagery, tropical floral prints, tie-dye, and multiple pairs of flip-flops.

Get the Look:

Quiksilver Xtra Tank Top ($30, shop here)

Roxy Solid Beach Classics Triangle Bikini Top ($40, shop here)

J.Crew Mid-Rise Denim Short ($79.50, shop here)

Final Touches

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At the beginning of the film, we see Anne Marie and the locals hit the surf before the sun rises with tousled beachy waves and freckled, sun-kissed skin. For the final touch, outfits incorporated puka shell necklaces and beaded anklets. Their early start leaves little time for a morning routine, but with these few essentials, it’s easy to re-create the look.

Get the Look:

Innersense I Create Waves Salt Spray ($13, shop here)

ColourPop Freckle Pen ($9, shop here)

Claire’s Beaded Wood Necklace ($14.99, shop here)

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