Nature’s influence on fashion goes way back – as we all now know from The Victoria and Albert Museum’s seminal exhibition, Fashioned From Nature, which walks us through the past 400 years of the two’s alliance.

No surprises, then, that it’s carrying on strong into the summer months, with our choice adornments nodding to childhood beach excursions via shells by the shedload.

Transport yourself to white sands and crashing waves with the aid of spiral conches, bursa beauties and scallop shells that nod to the tropics ­– all of which adorn the basket bags and decadent slippers that have already proved hot property this season.

Worth shelling out for! Shop our edit of the top beach-beautiful creations here:

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