The new necklaces for the summer are playful, colourful and maxi. They mix natural elements such as shells and rope with gold and pearls, cowries and rainbow beads. They are inspired by surfer accessories or by the seashells we used to collect on the beach when we were kids, but they add a more sophisticated twist to the classic boho style, still managing to keep the typical cool and sunny summer mood.

If the classic white cowries that we wore in the 80s are back as protagonists of our looks as soon as the first ray of sunshine comes out, now they feature all sorts of seashells, corals, small fish, crabs, oysters, anchors and every other marine creatures.

From Balenciaga with its mermaid earrings with BB logo printed in the centre to Ulla Johnson multi-laces necklaces, from Saint Laurent and Dior hippie jewelry to Marni accessories, in recent seasons many brands are bringing a hint of the ocean onto the catwalk. The must-have of the SS20 fashion shows is the statement collier made of huge sea snails presented by Prada and re-proposed by many low-cost chains like Zara.

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