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Is it just us, or is nearly everyone on the Internet dreaming about living real-life fantasies? After spending so much time indoors (and the hope of more and more places opening up) t's likely you're feeling the travel bug -- or, at the very least, in the mood to give different areas of your life a new update. Well, if you've been keeping an eye on the latest trends to permeate into the fashion, beauty and home decor worlds to pop up on the Internet, odds are you've seen the rise of mermaidcore on your feed -- which means you aren't the only one.
In case you aren't quite sure what counts as true mermaidcore, we searched our favorite platforms to get an idea of the latest trends (and yes, that includes the one and only TikTok). To put it simply, mermaidcore feels like an aquatic dream world. Not quite as preppy as the traditional navy stripes and sailor knot bracelets found on the nautical side of the spectrum, the eye-catching aesthetic feels more like a fantasy.
While the dreamy aesthetic saw a the wave (no pun intended) of the movies and TV shows featuring teenage mermaids, like Aquamarine or H2O: Just Add Water in the 2000s, the aesthetic as a rising fashion trend proves that it's come back once again. And the fashion industry isn't the only place where you'll find it. And don't worry, you won't need a mermaid tail to pull it off.
To give you a comprehensive starter pack to 2021's mermaidcore, ET Style gathered the coolest items in fashion, beauty and home that fall into the trend. Scroll down to shop the prettiest products on the market to add the dreamy aesthetic to your life.
There's a part of the mermaidcore aesthetic that looks as if it came from another world — if you want to add it to your beauty look, we suggest opting for pearlescent or iridescent eyeshadows, like the ones in this palette.
One of the easiest ways to embrace mermaidcore with open arms is with your home decor — more specifically speaking, your wall art. We love this dreamy beach print, which falls right in line with the Pinterest boards we've been seeing focusing on the trend.
Whether you want to add an ocean-inspired touch to your bedroom or your living room, this whimsical shell pillow — which also feels as though it came from the '20s — will be the perfect addition to any space.