Dec 7, 2017 Trends

We Can't Believe We're Telling You to Wear Shells This Summer

by Lara Burnell

Gilda Ambrosio

If the last time you wore shell jewellery was back in high school (and it was a souvenir from a summer holiday), chances are you're going to be a little bit confused by this trend. But trust us when we say it's been redefined, and it's actually really elevated (and cool).

Just as RUSSH Magazine fashion and beauty director, Billie Iveson forecasted earlier this year, the accessory trend is finally finding its way into our shopping carts for summer. "This was a big trend on the runways (e.g. Prada A/W 17)," Iveson mentioned to Who What Wear Australia. How to wear it? "Think a mixing of materials, such as seashells that look as if you could have collected them yourself but on gold necklaces." 

Buzzy label Albus Lumen, created by stylist Marina Afonina helped kickstart the trend in Australia, with a captivating Resort 2018 runway at Fashion Week Australia. The collection redefined summer dressing, with linen pieces featuring mirrored shell buttons, and a jewellery collaboration (featuring shells) with Ryan Storer.

Intrigued by the seashell trend? Keep scrolling to shop the pieces we’re loving.

Albus Lumen X Ryan Storer Asymmetric Shell-Drop Earrings ($292)

Asymmetric earrings are making a statement this summer. 

Albus Lumen X Ryan Storer Shell-Embellished Cuff ($266)

This is giving us major holiday vibes. 

Aurélie Bidermann Merco shell & yellow-gold necklace ($397)

How fun is this neon orange option? 

Chan Luu Tasseled Gold-Tone and Shell Necklace ($80)

A casual piece to throw on with your white linen dresses. 

Astley Clarke Mini Shell Biography Stud Earrings ($127)

These mini studs are a chic option for beach days. 

Pascale Monvoisin Cauri 9-Karat Gold, Diamond and Porcelain Earring ($869)

A special piece. A little black dress is what these sentimental earrings need. 

Opening image: Hayley Bonham