Shell jewellery was the summer trend that took everyone by surprise last year, and if you thought it would be a passing fad, you’d be wrong. Not only are shells back this season, but they’ve invaded all our other accessories too: shoes, bags and yes, belts.

Now I know shell belts sounds a little bit like you’re going to a Little Mermaid cosplay, but trust me, they are just what you need to jazz up your outfit.

I first saw them at the Rixo SS19 presentation, where gold shell hardware enhanced bold printed skirts, and now Mango have a chain belt embellished with conches, that will look great paired with neutral linens.

Needless to say, this is a decorative belt rather than a practical one, so I wouldn’t advise using it to hold up loose jeans.

Instead, either wear them over a dress a la Rixo, or with linen trousers and a shirt, and even though it’s more of a summer vibe, I’ll be wearing mine over a chocolate knitted midi dress.

So. Much. Joy.

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