To suggest frolicking at the beach with nothing to cover your top half bar for one of Givenchy’s recognisable statements of the season – the oversized sharks tooth necklace – is probably not the most practical advice for most. But practicality never gets in the way of a good editorial, and Guinevere Van Seenus’ for Vogue Germany offers up styling ideas for nighttime beach dressing that don’t so much channel the mermaid in so much as give her the passing tribute of a nod. Instead it’s a mix of tailoring and embellishment, bikinis against knits, the done up and the effortless.

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Photographed by Claudia Knoepfel & Stefen Indlekofer, this is example of how to indulge in oceanic fashion inspirations without going the way of sequins.

You can view the full shoot, from Vogue Germany’s May 2012 issue, at the gallery above.

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