Teen Beach 2 Fashion and Clothes: What Mack Wore

teen beach 2 maia mack clothes costumes style outfitsLast time we checked in with surfing high schooler McKenzie (Maia Mitchell) — in the original Teen Beach Movie — she was spending her summer cruising around with the Wet Side Story gang in 1960s clothes.

Fast forward to the start of the school year (in Teen Beach 2), and Mack’s now riding a much more modern day sartorial wave.

With the second chapter of the story, “we sought out to capture the different sides of her character — fun, carefree surfer, studious overachiever, and beach-cleaning activist,” TB2 Costume Designer Anthony Tran told OSS in an email interview. “Mack’s style has a definite bohemian vibe in terms of prints/colors, but we see the touches of structure/order with the jackets, blazers, etc.”

While nearly all of the looks from the first movie were custom made, the sequel’s contemporary setting created an opportunity for more of a 50/50 split in terms of store-bought clothes and created ones. Anthony said, however, that when he and his team hit the mall, they always kept one key element in mind. “It  was important for us to shop at stores/brands that would be accessible to both an average high school girl like Mack and our audience.”

Below, Anthony reveals more behind-the-scenes details from Mack’s costume closet, and don’t miss my post on Lela’s looks!

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teen beach 2 mack maia embroidered tunic peasant top teal turquoise shorts

MACK’S EMBROIDERED TUNIC/PEASANT TOP:
This was a custom look created by the costume department, so unfortunately you won’t be able to find it in stores or online anytime soon. “The tunic top actually came from Forever 21, but we completely re-cut it and changed the shape,” Anthony told OSS. “And one of our amazing seamstresses added embroidery to the top”
GET THE LOOK:
NYDJ Tunic
Surf Gypsy Tunic
Fashion Fuse Tunic <– my favorite match!

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MACK’S TEAL/TURQUOISE SHORTS:
Roxy Classic Board Shorts (no longer available)
GET THE LOOK:
Orlebar Board Shorts
O’Neill Board Shorts
teen beach 2 mack maia red zip moto jacket cardigan

MACK’S DEEP RED COTTON MOTO JACKET:
Free People Knit Moto Jacket  (no longer available)
GET THE LOOK:
Express jacket
Trouve Draped Jacket
Splendid Moto Jacket
teen beach 2 mack maia white tank top sheer cut out disney

MACK’S WHITE TANK TOP WITH SHEER CUTOUTS/PANELS:
Free People Ethereal Daze Ginger Tank  (no longer available)
GET THE LOOK:
Greylin Top
Nicole by Nicole Miller Tank
Free People Tank
teen beach 2 mack maia blue blazer scarf red pants jeans college school fair

1. MACK’S NAVY BLUE BLAZER WORN AT THE COLLEGE FAIR:
This linen blazer came from the Olivia Moon label found at Nordstrom (no longer available)
GET THE LOOK:
Tahari Linen Blazer
H&M Blazer
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2. MACK’S PAISLEY PRINT PURPLE AND ORANGE SCARF:
This was a vintage find
GET THE LOOK:
Ottoman scarf
Lauren Ralph Lauren Scarf <– love this one!
MANGO Scarf
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3. MACK’S LIGHT BLUE BUTTON-DOWN OXFORD SHIRT:
This came from J. Crew and is likely either the Boy Shirt in French Blue or the Stretch Perfect Shirt in Frost Blue
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4. MACK’S RED JEANS:
This colorful pair of denim came from True Religion (no longer available)
GET THE LOOK:
J. Brand red jeans
Hudson red jeans
Jane Jeans
 

teen beach 2 maia mack green tribal print crop tank top open cage back

MACK’S GREEN TRIBAL/GEO-PRINT CROP TANK WITH CAGE BACK:
I have searched for hours (!) trying to find the product link for this top — which Anthony said he picked up at Nordstrom and might be by the label Endless Rose — and haven’t had any luck. If you happen to know who it’s by, please email me!
GET THE LOOK:
1. Rock & Roll Cowgirl Top
2. Bonanza Tribal Crop Top
3. My Michelle Tank
teen beach 2 mack maia gold whale charm necklace choker

MACK’S GOLD WHALE COLLAR NECKLACE:
Anthony found this gold whale charm on Etsy and attached it to a gold choker. I am not 100% sure which seller he bought it from, though, sorry guys!
GET THE LOOK:
Shlomit Ofir Tiny Whale Pendant
MYLB Whale Necklace
teen beach 2 mack maia mitchell blue print cold shoulder top blouse

MACK’S BLUE, GRAPHIC PRINT COLD-SHOULDER CROPPED TOP:
Hollister Point Dume (no longer available)
GET THE LOOK:
Charlotte Russe Trapeze Top
Lovers & Friends Open Shoulder Top

teen beach 2 mack maia layered necklaces tassel
MACK’S LAYERED DISC AND TASSEL NECKLACES:
Anthony said he picked these up at a local shop in Puerto Rico during filming, so unfortunately, I will not be able to share how to get these exact baubles!
GET THE LOOK:
Pair the Jules Smith Triple Layer Necklace with the Zacasha Tassel Necklace

teen beach 2 maia mack nude beige wedge mules shoes

MACK’S NUDE/BEIGE SLINGBACK WEDGE MULES:
Sam Edelman Kenya Wedge Sandals (no longer available)
GET THE LOOK:
Nine West Wedges
Dune Wedges
BC Footwear Platforms
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FYI: Her jeans pictured above were by AG, but I do not have the exact style name!
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teen beach 2 mack maia arm green backpack school bag rucksack book bag

MACK’S ARMY GREEN CANVAS FOLDOVER BACKPACK:
“That was a vintage army navy surplus store find from the Art Dept,” the costumer said.
GET THE LOOK:
1. Bodhi Backpack
2. Asstd National Backpack
3. Academy Musette Bag <– only $13! 
teen beach 2 mack maia coral pink one shoulder beach dance dress

MACK’S CORAL, ONE-SHOULDER TIERED/RUFFLED SAVE THE BEACH DANCE DRESS:
“The dress was custom,” the wardrobe master said. “My team and I did a lot of searching for off the rack dresses, but things were either too bohemian (busy prints or too casual) or they were far too formal or blingy. The dance battle in the gym gave such an epic modern West Side Story vibe and the shape of the dress was inspired by that as well and the tiered skirt offered Maia a lot of movement. Colorwise, it was a ‘Save the Beach’ dance, so I wanted to riff off that. Blue was the obvious choice, but I knew there was going to be a lot of blue in the lighting and set decoration and we wanted her to stand out so coral made sense. The white leather trim and pearls were a great contrast. The gold arm cuff was from BCBG.”
GET THE LOOK:
1. BCBG Dress
2. GUESS Dress
3. Dave & Johnny Dress
teen beach 2 maia mack beach dance nude wedge heels shoes

MACK’S NUDE/BEIGE LACE-UP WEDGE HEELS WORN AT THE SAVE THE BEACH DANCE:
Call It Spring Taowien Boots (no longer available) “Maia probably tried on 20 pairs of shoes in similar styles for this particular look since the dance was so intense,” Anthony recalled. “She would put a shoe on then run and dance down our trailer until we landed on this pair.”
GET THE LOOK:
Jeffrey Campbell Wedge
Fergalicious Wedges
teen beach 2 mack maia red polka dot bathing suit swimsuit skirt

MACK’S RED POLKA DOT RUFFLE BIKINI HALTER AND SKIRT BATHING SUIT:
This was a custom-designed number, which the costumer says was inspired by the shape of a vintage Givenchy bathing suit. Her shoes we white Keds. “I think that shape is so flattering and Maia really sells it. It was such a great little nod for the fans to Lela’s polka dot dress from the original film.”
GET THE LOOK:
1. Betsey Johnson Midkini Top and Betsey Johnson High Waist Bottoms
2. Unique Vintage Pin Up Bikini
3. Unique Vintage Swimdress
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