Thereâ€™s a time and a place for flashy, multifaceted gemstones and, as much as it pains me to say it, summer just isnâ€™t that time. In a season characterized by light, easy pieces, thereâ€™s no room for chunky baubles. It is no surprise, then, that thin, airy shell is making a statement with bohemian chic earrings and necklaces.
Shellâ€™s subtle sheen isnâ€™t overpowering or outrageous, and its inherent beachiness makes shell the perfect way to dress up your favorite seashore get-up. Arden Bâ€™s multicolored shell dangle necklace ($48) adds just enough drama and texture to a flowing skirt, unfussy tank and barely-there sandals. And Guessâ€™s big shell disc earrings ($22), with their pearly patina are a chic, organic way to add some bling without being too ostentatious.
Donning easy-to-wear summer neutrals doesnâ€™t have to mean compromising finishing your look off with a little jewelry. Sleek, straight-from-the-beach shells make a stunning addition that works for day or evening.
Here are some more seaworthy shell picks to add shine to your summer wardrobe: