Crushing On: Tortoise Shell

Our latest crush is on tortoise shell. There is something so classic about the look of it. After all, it pretty much goes with everything and it looks like this trend is popping up more and more in both fashion and interiors. Women’s Wear Daily recently commented, “Tortoise shell effects are coming out of hiding for fall, cropping up on the requisite sunglasses, as well as shoes, bags and baubles.” Amen to that!

Take a look at a few of our favorite tortoise shell accessories:

We’ve all had a pair of tortoise shell sunglasses in our lifetime. Here is Alexander McQueen’s updated take on the classic style.


This gold tortoise clasp belt from Top Shop is a MUST HAVE for fall.

These smart Louboutin’s are the perfect shoe for a day at the office and can go straight on into evening.



But what we’re REALLY loving is how it translates to interior design. Here are a few of the many ways to incorporate tortoise into your home:

We’re just mad about the Turtle Bowl Chandelier by Oly Studio.

Photo via Elle Decor

The famed Albert Hadley decorated the back of this cabinet with Schumacher’s tortoise wallcovering.

Photo via Pinterest

How about this chic tortoise mosaic tile backsplash?

Photo via Pinterest

We love this beautiful tortoise shell table that designer Miles Redd used in this space. (Isn’t he amazing with color?!)

Photo via Miles Redd

Add a splash of tortoise shell to your lamp with these tortoise-inspired finials!

Paint it Black $65

Fame $75





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