The mysterious and ethereal beauty of the sea has inspired this summer’s oceanic chic trend. Dive into a fashionable world filled with calming blues, cooling greens and the subtle nude tones of sandy beaches. Some of our favorite designers, like Badgley Mischka, J.Mendel, Monique Lhuillier and Naeem Khan have shown stunning sea inspired pieces on the runways of their spring 2013 shows. The oceanic chic trend features shades of blue ranging from electric to powder, shades of green ranging from teal to sea foam and a whole slew of neutral beige and nude tones.  In terms of wow factor this trend has you covered with features like, fish scale sequin dresses, bold watercolor prints, sheer net-like crochet and fun oceans inspired accessories like seashell statement rings. Whether you want to look subtle or bold the oceanic chic look is one you need to try.

For a super simple summertime oceanic chic look why not go for a watercolor print maxi dress that has blue-green tones. Pair a dress like this with sand colored sandals for a casual look or nude pumps for a more dressed up version of the style. For a more dramatic way to rock this sea inspired trend why not opt for a mermaid silhouette dress or skirt, not only does this cut instantly make us think of our favorite Little Mermaid, but it also cinches the waist making it appear smaller. What girl dosen’t  love that!


When it comes to rocking the oceanic chic look, you’ll need to take your hair and makeup into consideration as well. Keep the sea theme going with a wet hair look, like a sleek slicked back bun or why not take a cue from nature and go for beachy waves. In terms of your makeup stick with a dewy finish for your foundation and accent your look with a light dusting of silver or gold eye shadow, the subtle hints of shimmer will help to keep your underwater vibe going strong.