09/13/2013 01:07 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

5 Things We Can Learn About Style From Surfer Chicks

Between J. Crew and Peter Som, New York Fashion Week had a pretty heavy surfer-chic influence. It's as if New England prepsters took note when their edgier, tanner little sister came back from the islands: She was happy, she was healthy, and she looked good.

We salute the shift and offer the below five tips to help further the surfification of style.

If You Have To Wear Pants, Make Them Fun

Mix, Match & Do Something Unexpected

Wear Flowers In Your Hair

Show Some Skin

Be Comfortable & Be Active -- Which Means Cool Shoes

Take some cues from this chick:

Jenna Lyons of J. Crew

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