Imagine Chad Michael Murray’s neck circa 2001. I know, really hard to only focus on his neck when he gets out of the ocean lacking a shirt, but remember those shells? They trickled from the set of “One Tree Hill” right into every skater kid’s wardrobe along with wide leg work pants, and chain wallets. Stemming from the 90s surfer look, the crossover of the two styles: surfer and skater is similar to what we are seeing today with modern shell fashion. Inspired by my favorite era, the 2000s, this look is not only skater kid approved, but Hashtag Lifestyle approved with its luxury revamp.
Shells dipped in gold? A statement for the high fashion runway of course! No doubt shells are a summer beach staple but it seems this summer shells are not just for the beach anymore. Puka shells, or Hawaiian shells with holes, seem to be the most common “make it fashion” move of the summer for both modern day 90’s kids aka Millennials.
High-end brands like Prada and Etro, and all the way down to the new arrivals rack at fast fashion-ers, Zara and H&M are full of shell trimmed swimsuits, straw bags, and tank tops. Let’s just say Sally is not selling these shells down by the seashore.
So where should you collect shells beside the beach? We got you covered with 5 of our favorite shell picks for new wave (🌊) 90s fashion.