Hacks To Nailing The Mermaid-Chic Summer Trend Once & For All
Retro mermaid chic is one of the hot trends people can’t wait to keep up with this summer. With these magical land-to-sea creatures being all the rage, it’s no surprise that what started out as a marine life fantasy has taken over the New York fashion scene in these hot steamy months.
With the trippy style come experimental accessories, vibrant makeup and even pastel-colored hair. Perfect from beach to runway, this edgy mode is already taking over these streets this season – and we can’t wait for you to try it!
Where’d It Come From?
Gals all over the globe have been raving about the up-and-coming mermaid trend for a while now – want to know why? First off, glitter and sequins are always a good idea. Secondly, turning fantasy into reality is pretty much what us style queens live for, and lastly, what girl didn’t dream of owning Ariel’s natural glowing beauty after watching The Little Mermaid?
Glitter It Up
When we think of mermaids, we think colorful sequins, metallic accessories, seashell crop tops and shimmering makeup. Both the fashion and the beauty industry have embraced this enchanting look, and now it’s your turn!
Metallic leather pieces such as leggings and tops are unavoidable basics when it comes to cool-girl mermaid style. If you can’t find a sequined piece that suits your vibe, you can always sew them onto your favorite shirt or dress. A little sparkle makes everything better. As for your beachwear, be aware that mermaid style is retro in nature, so a colorful one piece swimsuit or high-waisted bikini may be just the thing for you. Patterned, sequined or pearly suits can also go great with the style. Look to A-listers Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Chrissy Teigen for inspiration, and never be afraid to shine bright like the retro chic mermaid you are!
To channel your inner mermaid in terms of makeup, we suggest a creamy highlighter and illuminating primer to make your skin glow from within. Next, you’ll need a matte foundation to counteract all the glitter. Opt for a rainbow eye shadow palette and a bright pink or blue lip. For your lashes, choose your favorite mascara and curl them tight!
Mermaid Hair, Don’t Care
The mermaid summer trend is not complete without a supernatural hair color, so think about incorporating some soft pastel highlights into your natural color, or better yet, dye it all! Lilac and soft rose are our personal favorites.
You can also dip-dye your tips a bright color – a less drastic move that can also look incredibly stunning. Purple, green, pink and turquoise are some girly girl favorites. Another technique for getting that soft color gradient effect is fluid hair painting. Your hair is painted section by section, creating a wavy marine effect, perfect for the city-chic mermaid.
Article written by Claire Hastings and Rosa Sanchez.