Ocean Inspiration Is the Thing This Spring

The RowExpect to see plenty of references to the seaside this spring --

From Alexander McQueen to The Row (responsible for the shell-encrusted tunic dress pictured to your left), designers were heavily influenced by the ocean in their runway shows ... and you can bet that inspiration will trickle down to your favorite department stores and boutiques as well.

You'll find plenty of sea-colored clothing this season, but one of my favorite ways to wear this trend is with accessories.

From shell-bedecked shoes to classy urchin rings, I'll show you some of my favorite seashore-inspired purchases ... after the jump!

Check them out -- then tell me in the comments if you'll try out this trend.


NordstromI suppose one of the Real Housewives might be interested in these shell-adorned sandals (Nordstrom, $1,445), but the rest of us probably want to pay our mortgage and bills this month instead ...


EndlessComparitively, these Cocobelle Seashell Sandals (Endless, $123) seem like a fabulous bargain!

Bergdorf GoodmanThis Ruby Seahorse Necklace (Bergdorf Goodman, $350) is undeniably pretty... but pricy.


Max & ChloeBut I'm liking this delicate Seahorse Pendant Necklace (Max & Chloe, $120) much better.


Max & ChloeIt's certainly a splurge, but I'm crazy about this unusual Urchin Ring (Max & Chloe, $195).


Banana RepublicOr get the look on a budget with this Urchin Cocktail Ring (Banana Republic, $49).


BloomingdalesFinally, these Sperry Seahorse Sandals (Bloomingdales, $79) just scream BEACH TRIP!

What do you think of these ocean-inspired accessories? Will you give a nod to the seashore this spring and summer?

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Images (top to bottom): The Row, Nordstrom, Endless, Bergdorf Goodman, Max & Chloe, Max & Chloe, Banana Republic, Bloomingdales

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