Low tide, high fashion: ocean-inspired jewelry

Aug 29, 2013

Despite the fact that summer is rapidly coming to a close, you might not be quite ready to embrace the seasonal change. While you can't fight the temperatures, there are still ways to wear style elements in your fall wardrobe that evoke that breezy summer aesthetic.

Tank tops and eyelet sun-dresses may not do, so jewelry is an ideal way to maintain a reminder of the warmer months. What better way to remind you of the beach, after all, than an ocean-inspired pendant dangling from your neck? If you're wary of the idea, follow this guide. Rest assured that regardless of the climate, the sea won't feel that far off.

For your wrist
Coral was inarguably all the rage this year, popping up all over the runways and red carpets. The hue was even popular in the beauty world, particularly in regard to lip color and nail lacquer. Jewelry is no exception to this trend, and fortunately, the color looks phenomenal with other shades in the fall palette. While a full-on coral ensemble might not be seasonally appropriate, accessories are a great way to incorporate the hue in a subtler way.

Wrap the 3 Pair Pear-Shaped Mother Of Pearl, Onyx And Lapis Drop Earrings Set In Sterling Silver, you can create three very different looks depending on your ensemble. The mother of pearl pair is elegant with a navy lace dress, while the lapis looks striking when paired with a cream blouse, jeans and a tweed blazer. Nothing adds edge to an outfit like black accessories. Don the onyx pair for some extra drama when you're headed out for a night on the town.

For your neck
Keep the ocean close to your heart with the Round Cultured Freshwater Pearl Green Jade 10k Yellow Gold Ring and you'll barely need any other baubles to complete your look. Pair the ring with an eggplant colored pencil skirt and a white button down blouse for a sophisticated yet striking look at the office. Pop on some matching freshwater pearl studs and you're all set to go from meetings directly to after-work drinks.

For the offbeat bride, the