Trend Report: Recreate These Shell Jewelry Runway Looks
One of the latest looks dominating the runway is from under the sea. Click here for our trend report on shell jewelry and how to wear these looks in real life.
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Prada set the stage for year-round shell fashion by bringing summer to 2017's fall and winter styles. Now, natural beauties from the sea are dominating the fashion scene.
And we're not upset about it!
Shell jewelry has the ability to brighten any outfit and anyone's day while still remaining elegant. It reminds us of youthful, carefree days spent on the beach.
Shells may bring our thoughts to nature and boho, but they can be incorporated into any wardrobe. They come in different colors, shapes, and styles making it easy to find what works best for you.
Whether your style is casual, business, sensual, or something totally just you, here are a few ways you can add a little piece of sunshine to your look.
The Office Sneak Peak
For those of you in the office who want to add some chic to your more professional pieces, a shell necklace is perfect for the job.
Here is how to pull it off while keeping it business-casual:
Wear a shell necklace under your button-down shirts, so that it peaks through your unopened buttons.
The shirt will frame the necklace so that it becomes a part of your outfit.
Your look will remain professional if you keep the accessory on the down-low rather than displaying it loudly.
Plus, it adds natural beauty, which always stands out in the workplace.
Your Scarves' New Best Friend
This may surprise you, but shell jewelry can even work with outerwear, and work fantastically at that.
Dress up your darker winter scarves with the addition of summer.
Wear a shell-beaded necklace draped directly below a solid-colored scarf, and your cozy look is immediately brighter and more fun -- something we all need sometimes during those cold and gray months.
The necklace will also add life to your sweater and/or outwear.
When in Doubt, Pendant Your Way Out
Jewelry pieces that feature one shell on the chain or bracelet can be worn with practically any outfit.
They work well with business looks, as they are subtle and charming. There's no need to tuck these pieces under your shirt or sleeve.
They can be worn with dresser outfits outside of the office, too. Think holiday parties and dinners out with colleagues.
And, their simplicity even works with casual looks as well.
You really can't go wrong with a shell pendant.
Keep It Sophisticated with Neutrals
When you want to look sophisticated but not boring, just add a neutral shell bracelet (or two).
Neutral accessories are the building blocks of any woman's wardrobe because they work with almost anything.
Neutral-colored shell jewelry is the perfect addition to an outfit that already has plenty of color. Think how elegant a nude piece would look over that bright pink top of yours.
They can also be worn with neutral formal wear too, such as your favorite black dress. Be sure to choose to a different tone than your outfit to avoid a washed out look.
So, the next time you want to add liven up your look but keep it practical, add a neutral shell accessory!
Effortlessly update any casual outfit with layers of long beaded shell necklaces.
You know those outfits you wear shopping with a cute pair of boots? Perfect.
Try to find two-toned pieces so they will be easy to match and won't look like loud costume jewelry.
The casual drapery of long layered-necklaces says "I don't have to try" while making your simple top or cute fall dress stand out. The shells also add an eclectic layer.
If you're going for a more boho look, put on a matching layered-shell bracelet!
The Cultured Look
How do you scream "cultured" without dressing yourself in Caribbean garments?
The answer is easy. Wear shell earrings.
Shell earrings tell your onlookers that you have traveled and experienced other worlds.
The first thing people think when they see someone wearing shell earnings is, "I wonder what country or island she bought those earrings in."
Shell earrings are so versatile, too.
They can be simple and subtle, elegant with pearls or gold, or bright and bold. There are options for every style and occasion.
We Can't Forget About the Beach
There are two fail-proof ways to incorporate shell jewelry into your beach wardrobe while staying in style.
If you're going for an edgier look, such as something to match your all-black swimsuit, Puka is your high-fashion go-to.
Wear a Puka shell choker or bracelet with your beachwear and you're immediately at the forefront of today's trends. Plus, you'll look ten years younger.
If you're wanting a more peaceful, laid-back persona, then you should incorporate longer and lighter pieces.
For example, add shell jewelry made of mussel shells to your bathing suit or cover-up. These styles are petite but stunning.
Stay Classy with Pearls
Every woman should have pearls.
They never go out of style and their many different shapes and colors make them versatile.
Pearls scream sophistication and their simplicity makes them easy to transfer from day to night.
They are the perfect accent to a blazer or a dressy chiffon top. They can refine really any business or interview outfit.
After the job is done, keep them on to add elegance to your evening look, whether it's sensual or more classical.
The best part -- they even work with shells!
Find a pair of shell and freshwater pearl earrings, and immediately your style is both fun and classy.
If you want to add some beachy and timeless elements to your wardrobe, you can't go wrong with pearls.
Shell Jewelry: The Perfect Way to Add Sunshine to Your Winter Wear
Follow the tips above and you'll brighten up the room this winter.
Check out our shell jewelry collection to find your own piece of the runway, and have all your friends envious of your Paris style.
Our pieces are artistically crafted by designers from the major fashion centers of the world.
Their high quality will stand the test of time so that you can pass them down when the trend cycles back around.