See 21 Tribal Surf-Inspired Pieces


Boldly patterned textiles with vaguely global origins, more commonly referred to as "tribal," have long been a recurring summer trend. But this year, the goods reemerge by way of Venice Beach, resulting in a visual explosion of color and texture — think puka shells mixed with ornate beading, raffia plus neons, and animal prints in sporty shapes. Pick up a pair of mirrored sunglasses to experiment with the craze, or embrace it entirely with a patterned dress from Burberry Prorsum or Opening Ceremony. Click ahead to see these items, and more, in our slideshow.