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How To Dress Like A Mermaid From Head To Fin

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There is no time quite like the summer – when the temperature is high and you often find yourself by the pool or the ocean – to unleash your inner siren. And while many people are lucky enough to take vacation around this time of year, meaning you can really go for it, there are still a handful of occasions that require you to dress fairly conservatively. But there is no reason why you can’t adult and embrace your inner mermaid at the same time. 

Okay, so, bleaching your hair into a pastel rainbow, covering yourself in glitter and wearing a faux fin might prove to be impractical in the long-run, but there are still loads of ways you can show off your mer-style in a more subtle (read: impermanent) way. 

Stuck in the office all summer? Slide in a pair of starfish-shaped earrings, tie your hair back with a golden shell bun pin and shield your eyes from the sun on your lunch break with River Island’s blue-and-green sequin baseball cap to remind you of the sea. 

If it’s more of a smart-casual situation, tuck one of the many mermaid-themed graphic tees available into some high-fashion distressed denim and finish it off with a clam clutch for a “I just washed up like this” feel. 

For a music festival or a friend’s party, go all out with a shell crown in your wavy locks, a shimmery body chain layered under a badass slogan bomber jacket and a swipe of rainbow highlighter on each cheek (or anywhere you want) for a quick injection of deep sea vibes. 

Here's everything you need to get the mermaid look from head to tail, no matter the occasion: 

The Hair


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Free People Washed Ashore Headpiece - $78
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ASOS Mermaid Faux Pearl Back Crown - $19
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Free People Seashell Bun Pin - $18
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Topshop Sequin Hair Scrunchie - $14
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Forever21 Metallic Twisted Headwrap - $4
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Free People Calypso Mermaid Crown - $128
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The Jewels


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ASOS Mermaid Ombre Choker Necklace - $19
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Boohoo Honey Shell Starfish Mermaid Mixed 4-Earring Set - $7
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Mermaid Hand Chain - $35
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New Look Silver Mermaid Sequin Body Chain - £13
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Free People Ocean Arm Band - $28
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Nasty Gal Intergalactic Metallic Choker - $16
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The Outfit


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Valfre Mermaid Bomber Jacket - $98
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River Island White Mermaid Print Distressed Tee - $40
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PrettyLittleThing Lindie Blue Sequin Lace Up Side Thong Bodysuit - $49
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Valfre Shello Tee - $42
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Nasty Gal Shell Out Holographic Tee - $30
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Boohoo Freya Mermaid Holographic Rain Mac - $60
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The Finishing Touch


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Lottie ASOS Online Exclusive Mermaid Glow - $9.50
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Topshop Shell Iron On Badge - $7
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River Island Blue Mermaid Sequin Baseball Cap - $32
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Topshop Mermaid Pin Pack - $12
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Skinny Dip Coral Shell Cross Body Bag - $40
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Topshop Mermaid Embroidered Wash Cap - $22
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