21 Ways To Channel Your Inner Sea Nymph


All of the seashell-bedazzled (and -inspired) pieces we're eyeing this spring

It might not be beach season everywhere just yet, but it's clear that all things sea-inspired are having a moment. Of course, we're not referring to the (thankfully) now-dead holographic mermaid trend that once took the festival scene by storm, or the nautical references we see resurface on the runways every couple of seasons. No, 2019's sand and sea influences are all about channeling your best inner-sea-goddess self with seashells, starfish, and more.

This trend first emerged during the latter half of 2018 with mini conch shell-embellished hair clips and dainty cowry earrings with a very DIY feel. However, it's since evolved for Spring 2019. We're now seeing everything from scallop-shaped handbags and puka shell-bedazzled slides to starfish-printed skirts.

For those of us not able to comb the shores for seashells and other sandy finds of our own, we rounded up the 21 must-have items to embody this trend all spring and summer long.

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Valet Studio, Ariel Clips n Mint, $55, available at Valet Studio.

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Mango, Bamboo Shells Bag, $100, available at Mango.

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Samantha Pleet, Venus Bodysuit $160m available at Samantha Pleet.

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Loeffler Randall, Shelly Wrap Sandal With Shells, $195, available at Loeffler Randall.

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Chan Luu, Brick Raffia And Shell Earrings, $45, available at Chan Luu.

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Lelet NY, Seafoam Barrette Set, $150, available at Lelet NY.

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Topshop, Shell Straw Round Grab Bag, $40, available at Topshop.

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Capulet, Teagan Belted Midi Dress, $180, available at Lisa Says Gah.

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Maison Irem, Pino Big Hoop Earrings, $150, available at Shopbop.

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SVNR, Matira Barrette, $150, available at SVNR.

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Shashi, Baltic Necklace, $58, available at Shashi.

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Urban Outfitters, Shelly Shell Leather Sandal, $59, available at Urban Outfitters.

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& Other Stories, Woven Puka Shell Tote Bag $79, available at & Other Stories.

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Free People, Chase The Sun Bobby Set, $28, available at Free People.

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Madewell, Cowrie Shell Cuff Bracelet, $22, available at Madewell.

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Mochi, Lorrie Shell Necklace, $98, available at Anthropologie.

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Abaca, Lisa Says Gah, $150, available at Lisa Says Gah.

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& Other Stories, Polka Dot Seashell Satin Midi Skirt, $79, available at & Other Stories.

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LOÉIL, Heir Pearl Barrette, $62, available at LOÉIL.

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Mystique, Seashell Slides, $184, available at Shopbop.

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Ettika, Shell Belt, $75, available at Revolve.

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Lil Nas X, The Regrettes, and more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Lil Nas X, The Regrettes and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

7 EP - Lil Nas X
It's finally here, and it's everything you'd hope it'd be. Catch that yeehaw Cardi B feature.

"Expensive" - Rence ft. Noah Cyrus
I identify as the expensive love interest, thanks.

The Regrettes - I Dare You [Official Music Video]

"I Dare You" - The Regrettes
How much cuter could they get? We stan.

Kiesza - Sweet Love (Official Music Video)

"Sweet Love" - Kiesza
Haunting and hot. What more could we ask for?

Noël Wells - Sad Girl Blues

"Sad Girl Blues" - Noël Wells
My new anthem, TBH.

"Addicted" - Déyyess
I would let Déyyess sing me the phonebook.

Baby Rose - Mortal (Official Video)

"Mortal" - Baby Rose
A sultry sort of lullaby.

"Keeper" - Olivia Nelson
Already stuck in my head, and that's where I want it to stay.

Poppy - Choke (Official Audio)

"Choke" - Poppy
I can't get enough of this creepy AF beat.

"dead yet" - Gabriel Black ft. Phem
So here for this tender teen angst.


Liquid eyeshadow is having a moment, but eye gloss needs some attention, too

Friends don't let friends miss out on all the cool, under-the-radar things they know about, like which little-known beauty brand is low-key making the best highlighter around. And because we consider our readers to be like friends, we gather together all our best finds in our Don't Sleep On This series. Check in every week to see what things we can't wait to share with you.

Applying makeup is really an art: Everyone has their own technique, secret trick, and routine. For me, if I don't have to use a makeup brush, I'm instantly hooked on the product. (My goal is always "it looks like I tried this morning, but I really didn't.") Which is why, when Ulta was having its 21 Days of Beauty sale last year and the Butter London Eye Gloss was half-off, I knew I had to get my hands on it.

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We identify

You probably know Laura Dreyfuss, aka Loladre, from her stint on Broadway in the hit show Dear Evan Hansen. Since leaving the show, she's started writing lines for herself instead of just memorizing them. She's excited to be singing as herself now, instead of as a character, and is happy that her music reflects her own feelings. She also reveals that she loves how little the songs have in common, saying it's "representative of who I am as a person."

In the video, above, the singer talks about what drove her to make her own music, and what she's still applying from her Broadway days.

Produced by Alexandra Hsie
Shot by Charlotte Prager + Gretta Wilson
Edited by Madeline Stedman

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Fight the fade and keep up the shine

There's really no way around it: Summer is the absolute worst time of the year to dye your hair. Thanks to culprits like chlorine, salt water, and excessive sun exposure, it can seem practically impossible to keep color looking fresh.

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We talked with the "1950" singer on her new collaboration with Mark Ronson for 'Late Night Feelings'

Today, Mark Ronson releases his debut full-length album Late Night Feelings, and it's packed with stellar female vocalists straddling all genres, from Camilla Cabello to Alicia Keys to Angel Olsen to our favorite star-on-the-rise, King Princess. During this past weekend at Bonnaroo, I had the chance to pick KP's brain about their collab, "Pieces of Us," ahead of its release.

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