Thanks to the lightning-speed power of the internet, it seems like a new “core” or “aesthetic” is coming to the top of everyone’s social media feeds every other day. But amidst it all, there’s one that I’ve seen stand out for quite some time now—mermaid-core. It first caught my attention back in 2021, back when Versace released a runway collection heavily inspired by everything of the under-the-sea variety. (I’m still thinking of the starfish dresses, wet-looking hairstyles, and bejeweled heels.) But thanks to the recent release of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, I’m not surprised to see another surge of attention fixated on aquatic-inspired style.
While I was always mesmerized by the ethereal aesthetic, I didn’t think it was extremely “wearable.” for my everyday attire. How I could incorporate the aesthetic of a mythological creature seamlessly into my summer style? Well, J.Crew was quick to change my mind. The brand released an edit of “modern mermaid” pieces and it’s safe to say if I had endless money, I would happily click “add to cart” on every single one. The pieces manage to captivate the relaxed and easy look I want for summer while managing to infuse the fun touches of “mermaid-core.” Think seashell jewelry, airy skirts, and sequin skirts galore. Keep scrolling to shop the prettiest summer pieces from J.Crew right now.