shark week chic: celebrating in style

Enter the water if you dare — Shark Week is here.

I had never paid much attention to Shark Week. The hoopla and excitement that comes with the arrival of a whole week dedicated to a terrifying, killing machine went completely over my head. That is, until last year when I heard Lady Gaga’s song “Teeth” in one of the shark week promotion commercials. Add Lady G to any product and you’ve instantly got me hooked. What can I say, I’m a Little Monster through and through.

Anyhow, looking back on this combination of fashion icon and ferocious man-eating beast (Lady Gaga is, of course, the fashion icon in this scenario, although some may view her as the latter) has struck me with inspiration. So now in honor of Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, I present you with some savage fashion.

Jessica Matrasko Jewelry Trendee Shark Tooth Necklace, $170; Dezso by Sara Beltran Shark Tooth & Garnet Stud Earrings, $850; Jessica Matrasko Jewelry Nicole Shark’s Tooth Ring, $142

Shark tooth jewelry — previously a wardrobe staple of salty-haired, Bob-Marley-loving, “hang ten”-shouting surfers — gets a posh upgrade when dipped in 14 karats of loveliness. Adorn your neck, ears, and fingers with the teeth of the beast to add a touch a fierceness to any outfit.

Donna Karan jersey dress, $1295; Crumpet Cashmere Sweater Dress, $480; T by Alexander Wang, $54

Pair those sharp (literally) accessories with a sleek, form-fitting dress in a flattering charcoal shade. The smooth material and stylish dark gray hue make these “shark skin” dresses perfect for those who want to celebrate Shark Week without taking things too literally. Just avoid taking a swim in the ocean in one of these slick numbers, or you might be mistaken for a finned foe.

Shark Backpack by Morn Creations, $42; Cartoon Shark T Shirt by She Inside, $30; Sterling Silver Shark Cufflinks by dedalo on etsy, $84

Finally, a few quirky picks. Because who doesn’t need a shark backpack?

How do you celebrate Shark Week?

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