Summer’s Top Tortoiseshell Accessories

Tortoiseshell gets its name from exactly what you’d think: originally, the material was sourced from actual tortoises and turtles. Today, designers can get the look and even the feel of tortoise with different materials, such as acrylic, giving us fashion fans a guilt-free accessorizing experience. The rich amber and brown tortoise that we all know is a prep staple in everything from sunglasses to bangles and more, but now we’ve got more options than ever, because designer such as Stuart Weitzman and Diane von Furstenberg are using this eye-catching print on shoes and Michael Kors has made it a trademark in his costume jewelry and watch collection. And while it’s not a summertime staple, we think the bright summer sun and your bronze skin are the perfect accompaniment to tortoiseshell’s rich hue.

Clockwise from left: Diane von Furstenberg Rachel Strappy Heel ($398), J. Crew Tortoise and Stone Earrings ($68), BaubleBar Constellation Necklace ($58), J. Crew Patent Leather Tortoise Belt ($45.50), BaubleBar Pavé Tortoise Link Bracelet ($48), MICHAEL Michael Kors Domed Tortoise Ring ($125), Tory Burch Madura Fretwork Tortoise Cuff ($195), MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Tortoise Watch ($225), Stuart Weitzman Platswoon Patent Leather Pump ($325), J. Crew Tortoise Clutch ($128), Peepers Sunny Daze Sunglasses ($16.99), MICHAEL Michael Kors Hinged Bangle ($71.25)

Images courtesy Nordstrom, BaubleBar, DvF, Peepers, J. Crew and Bergdorf Goodman

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