Live A Little: 3 Seapunk-Inspired Outfits For The Over-15 Set

Dolphins, rainbows, and unicorns — oh my! While you might think we're describing our favorite Lisa Frank folders from the early '90s, we're actually talking about the imagery of the new fashion movement making its way from the underground to the mainstream (thanks to stars like Azealia Banks and Rihanna), known as seapunk. Originally an electronic-music craze, seapunk style is a technicolor melange of all things fanciful, but, while we love digital prints of mermaids basking their dip-dyed hair in starlight, we can't exactly start showing up to work in outfits that remind us of our teenage stationery. So, we did our homework and found some killer ways to incorporate the seapunk style into our closets without feeling as though our heads are in outer space (or, perhaps, more accurately, under the sea).
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Hello, Weekend – Doesn't this just scream Rihanna off-duty?

Clockwise from the top left: NLY USA Camo Shirt, 37.95, available at Nelly; House of Holland Librarian Wayfarer Acetate Sunglasses, £180, available at Browns; Monki Daria Trouser, £20, available at Monki; Equipment Leandra Bright White Tropical Print Blouse, £134.13, available at Equipment; Jenni Kayne D'Orsay Suede Flat, £276.87, available at Les Nouvelles.
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Starry, Starry Night – This is one seriously ladylike way of embracing seapunk as an evening look.

Clockwise from the top left: Arielle de Pinto Crystal Boule Ring, £255.34, available at Opening Ceremony; Red Valentino Sheer Rain Trench Coat, £430, available at Farfetch; Oasis Hanky Hem T-Shirt, £14, available at Oasis; Topshop Purple Cosmic Print Tube Skirt, £28, available at Topshop; Stella McCartney Gwen Hologram Faux Python Court Shoe, £425, available at Stella McCartney.
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Casual Fridays – This is perhaps the easiest outfit to help you tackle the seapunk trend. By incorporating other on-trend elements, this won't have you looking like you're fresh from an electro-rave when you head to work on a casual Friday.

Clockwise from the top left: Current/Elliot Women's Tie Dye Ankle Skinny Jeans, £239.95, available at Jules; Seven London Pendant Necklace, £25, available at ASOS; Proenza Schouler Tie Dye Cotton Jersey Top, £160, available at Net-A-Porter; Ray-Ban RB 3025 Large Metal Aviator, £95, available at Ray-Ban; Dezso Tulum Flamingo Sky Pouch, £40.53, available at Latitude; Tabitha Simmons Early Suede Ankle Boots, £932, available at MyTheresa.

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