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5 Stylish Aquatic Trends That'll Make You Feel Like a Mermaid

Channel life under the sea with this season's mermaid fashion trend. From Kylie Jenner's light green hair to fish scale–inspired midi skirts, discover how dressing like the Little Mermaid can land you on the best-dressed list.

Mermaid Fashion

From haute couture designer Kenzo's recent mermaid fashion designs to Kylie Jenner's aquatic hair color, we're currently surrounded by a sea of gorgeous mermaid fashion trends. There's a timeless appeal to long, flowing hair, gorgeous scale prints, and the shades of aqua, blue, green, and purple we all associate with beautiful mermaids. Whether you're obsessed with mermaids or just hoping to introduce fluidity into your fashion, here are a few recent mermaid fashion trends to try this season.

Kylie Jenner

1. Light green hair
One of Kylie Jenner's trademarks is her ever-changing hair color. Whether you adore her or not, it's hard to deny she has serious hair game. A few weeks ago, she debuted one of her most "daring" hair colors to date—an oceanic light green. With this trend, it's important to remember Jenner has a lot of professional help to maintain her hair's healthy appearance. If you're thinking of copying Jenner's hair color, it may be best to have it done by a professional hairstylist, because light green hair requires extensive bleach processing, which can be damaging to the hair.

Scaled Skirt

2. Fish scale–inspired midi skirts

Midi skirts are a must-have wardrobe addition for fall and winter. Wear them with heels until the weather gets colder, and then add opaque black tights underneath the skirt. Your mermaid fashion fantasies can be lived with the help of a fish scale–inspired sequined skirt perfect for evenings out, but it also can be toned down with a black sweater for the office. ASOS also has several sequined skirts in aquatic shades. If you're looking for an even more dramatic take on the fish scale–inspired skirt, check out these options on Etsy.

Crop Tops

3. Crop tops

Most of us can't get away with wearing shell bikini tops to work, the library, or class. Embrace the mermaid fashion trend by opting for crop tops instead. Shorter shirts are a brilliant alternative, and this style is definitely in for fall. As the temperatures drop, pair your crop tops with high-waisted skirts for a retro, pinup look. Try a sequined top like this one from Forever 21, or take this trend to the next level: a cropped tee that reads "mermaid," like this one from GypsyWarrior.

Mermaid Clutch

4. Bold clutches
Clutches are back in for fall. Women who secretly loathe bulky bags should welcome the arrival of bags just big enough for a few cards, your phone, keys, and maybe a lipstick. Mermaid fashion means there's plenty of sparkly, sequined options in oceanic shades of blue, green, indigo, purple, and aqua. This sequined clutch from ASOS would pair well with both colorful outfits and darker shades. If you're really hoping to channel your inner Ariel, check out this shell-shaped cross-body bag that resembles a mermaid's shell top.

Fish Dress

5. Fishy fashion
There's been an abundance of fashionable fish prints on dresses, tunics, and leggings popping up lately. Whether this fish print obsession is related to the mermaid craze or not, one thing is certain: Many of the fish prints available this fall are adorable. The realistic, tropical ocean print on this Ouchi sundress is daring and fun. For a more elegant look, try this mint green Allbebe skater dress with artsy fish decorations that is versatile enough for all seasons. Finally, the shark design on the back of this Modcloth cardigan is the perfect mix of tough and too cute for words.

Are you obsessed with mermaid fashion trends? How are you channeling your desire to live under the sea with clothing this season?

Jasmine Gordon

Jasmine Gordon is a freelance writer who lives in the gorgeous rain forest of NW Washington state. Her writing on love, relationships and technology has appeared on XoJane, Time.com, and elsewhere.

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