For beach lovers, every day is National Seashell Day! So whether you're shellebrating officially on June 20th or making the holiday last all year long, here are eight ways to rock your love of seashells.
By Tracey Minkin
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Win A Seashell Necklace!
These chic tassel necklaces from Sylvia Benson are hand-made in a North Carolina studio, and we’re dying to pair one with white jeans and a colorful tunic for a breezy summer outfit. BONUS: In honor of National Seashell Day this week, we are giving away three necklaces ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22ND ONLY—click here to learn how you can enter for a chance to win!
This cuff from the fabulous Gogo Jewelry was formed from the shell of a spiny murex conch, and is handcrafted out of a metal alloy called alpaca and then oxidized. It's a stunning piece, and a nod to the wild shorelines (and shells) of designer Gogo Ferguson's beloved Cumberland Island, Georgia. BONUS: In honor of National Seashell Day this week, we will be giving away one of these gorgeous pieces ON FRIDAY, JUNE 24TH ONLY—come back on Friday to get the link for where to go to enter to win!
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Study Up On Your Seashells
Get your seashell IQ up to snuff by knowing your shells on sight. Impress your friends! Be able to label your growing collection without endlessly consulting the internet! Look at pretty shells and try to memorize their names! Thank goodness we've got a lovely guide to some of the most popular shells you'll find on America's beaches. Check out all the shells, here.
5 of 8Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Matthew Gleason
Decorate With Seashells
Bold use of seashells can transform a room, and now's the time to take the plunge. This Stuart, Florida, homeowner turned a ho-hum fireplace into an eye-catching accent by gluing scallop shells, sea stars, sea urchins, and sand dollars on the mantel. Sconces by Originals 22 continue the aquatic theme above. See 11 more fun ways to decorate with seashells, here.
6 of 8Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
Make Your Beach Towel a Seashell Beach Towel
Bring your seashells to the beach with this stunning petite roundie towel from The Beach People. This is a size created for kids, but it could also be a perfect mini-tablecloth for beach parties. And the table decorating's already been done!
These shell pearl drop earrings from Devon Leigh are sweet accessories to add to any summer outfit, and will represent your addiction to seashells (and style) all year long. BONUS: For National Seashell Day this year, we are giving away four pairs ON MONDAY, JUNE 20TH ONLY, each in a different color, to give away—click here to learn how you can enter for a chance to win!