You know what they say: History repeats itself, and that's especially true for the once-shunned trends of the late '90s and early 2000s. In a shocking turn of events, shells made a splash among influencers and runways in 2018, proving that even the most questionable purchases of family vacations past have a chance for rebirth. The nostalgic nautical trend has only gained steam since coming back on the scene, and shells of the puka variation are on track to remain a favorite among tastemakers throughout the summer months. Before you brace yourself for flashbacks of bleached blonde spikes, brown lip liner, and platform flip flops, look to Gigi Hadid's seashell belt for some modern clarification.
The 23-year-old model has been masterfully demonstrating how to incorporate throwback trends into summer style in fresh ways, and she made a convincing case for the marriage of tie-dye and sea shells at Coachella Weekend 1. Dressed in a multicolored two-piece ensemble and combat boots, the eldest Hadid sister topped off her '70s-inspired look with a touch of the ocean thanks to the braided belt from Mango. Complementing her signature beach waves and California tan, the affordable accessory was an earthy, on-trend addition to the vibrant festival look.
The free-spirited trend is clearly a favorite for Hadid, who's set the tone for a vibrant, whimsical style forecast ahead. In March, the L.A.-born model put a preppy spin on tie-dye, pairing a colorful Ralph Lauren Polo tee with capri pants, tennis shoes, and a pearl choker. Hadid went the edgier route for Coachella, swapping her sneakers and pearls for combat boots and seashells.
Regardless of whether you're headed to any festivals this season, there are plenty of ways to incorporate the model-approved trend into your summer lineup. Hadid's belt rings in at an affordable $30, so shop her exact style, below, along with The Zoe Report's roundup of oceanic accents to commence summer in style.