Surf, Sand and Velvet

Aviator Nation achieves that perfect  SoCal look — casual yet luxe. For spring, we headed to Malibu Lagoon and Surfrider to test-drive some of the hometown brand’s signature looks.

  Kaui Sports Bra, $92;  Kaui Full Length Performance Leggings, $121.99

Kaui Sports Bra, $92;  Kaui Full Length Performance Leggings, $121.99

  Left: Velvet Shark Hoodie in Black $207; Right: Velvet Shark Sweatshirt in Gold, $184

Left: Velvet Shark Hoodie in Black $207; Right: Velvet Shark Sweatshirt in Gold, $184

  Left: Velvet Trip-Cross Bikini Top in Gold, $129; 5 Stripe Velvet Jogger Shorts in Gold, $124; Right: Small California Love Crew Tee, $83;   5 Stripe Board Shorts in Vintage Gold, $168

Left: Velvet Trip-Cross Bikini Top in Gold, $129; 5 Stripe Velvet Jogger Shorts in Gold, $124; Right: Small California Love Crew Tee, $83; 5 Stripe Board Shorts in Vintage Gold, $168

  5 Stripe Hoodie, $189; 5 Stripe Board Shorts in Vintage Gold, $168

5 Stripe Hoodie, $189; 5 Stripe Board Shorts in Vintage Gold, $168

  Left: Velvet Rocker Mermaid One-Piece in Kaui/Wine, $258; Right: Velvet Rocker Mermaid One-Piece in Gold/Navy, $258

Left: Velvet Rocker Mermaid One-Piece in Kaui/Wine, $258; Right: Velvet Rocker Mermaid One-Piece in Gold/Navy, $258

  Left: Malibu Patch Zip Hoodie, $207; Classic Velvet Sweatpants in Navy, $170; Right: 5 Stripe Hoodie, $189; Moto Sweatpants in Charcoal, $152

Left: Malibu Patch Zip Hoodie, $207; Classic Velvet Sweatpants in Navy, $170; Right: 5 Stripe Hoodie, $189; Moto Sweatpants in Charcoal, $152

  California Love Patch Hoodie in Cherry, $207; Velvet Tri-Cross Bikini Top in Navy, $123.99; 5 Stripe Velvet Jogger Shorts in Navy, $124

California Love Patch Hoodie in Cherry, $207; Velvet Tri-Cross Bikini Top in Navy, $123.99; 5 Stripe Velvet Jogger Shorts in Navy, $124

  Left: Malibu Crew Tee Shirt, $83, Moto Stripe Sweatpants in Caribbean/Red Stripes, $161; Right: Moto Stripe Sweatpants in White/Red Stripes, $161; Malibu Patch Hoodie in White/Red Stripes, $189

Left: Malibu Crew Tee Shirt, $83, Moto Stripe Sweatpants in Caribbean/Red Stripes, $161; Right: Moto Stripe Sweatpants in White/Red Stripes, $161; Malibu Patch Hoodie in White/Red Stripes, $189

  Bolt Hoodie, $161; Moto Sweatpants in Red, $152

Bolt Hoodie, $161; Moto Sweatpants in Red, $152

  Velvet Tri-Cross Bikini Top in Navy, $123.99; 5 Stripe Velvet Jogger Shorts in Navy, $124

Velvet Tri-Cross Bikini Top in Navy, $123.99; 5 Stripe Velvet Jogger Shorts in Navy, $124


ABOUT AVIATOR NATION

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Deeply passionate and inspired by the 1970s aesthetic and its music, Paige Mycoskie began Aviator Nation in 2007, creating and selling just a few pieces inspired by her favorite era at a local street fair. Sales soon skyrocketed however, and she opened her first bricks and mortar store on Abbot Kinney in 2009. Since then, Aviator Nation has expanded to six stores across Northern and Southern California and in Aspen, Colorado, including a gorgeously-appointed shop just next to Casa Escobar in Malibu.

While still offering an expansive selection of their trademark brightly-hued, comfy sweats for men and women, the brand has expanded in recent years to include sumptuous new fabrics and designs, including buttery-soft velvets and ridiculously breathable active wear.

 22967 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu | (310) 456-1532 | aviatornation.com


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