One of the best parts of living on the East Coast is that we get to experience all four seasons. While I may occasionally gripe about the mountains of snow in winter or blistering heat in summer, I do love the beautiful fall foliage and the excitement of new shoots and flowers in spring.
I also enjoy decorating for each season (and each holiday — major and minor — if I am honest). That means a minor home overhaul each season.
In fall, there are branches, pheasant feathers, and gourds. In winter, the entire house gets the full-on Christmas treatment. For spring, I go a little crazy with birdhouses, nests, and bunnies. And in summer, although my house is landlocked, it becomes a “beach house!”
To add beachy style (and make me long for a weekend trip to the shore, which is an easy drive away) I use seashells and beach-inspired accessories gathered over a lifetime.
If you don’t have shells and accessories that you’ve been collecting since you were in the fourth grade, don’t despair. Adding a summer vibe is as simple as adding a few well-chosen accessories.
And, designers this season don’t disappoint! I’ve showcased a few beautiful accessories above that will instantly inspire that beach vacation feeling.
Now, I’m ready to hit the beach!
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, Cover Girl Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait.