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Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Clothes & accessories for beach babes

The mere mention of summer conjures up images of soft sand beaches, sparkling turquoise water and bright blue skies -- the inspiration behind our latest crop of summer style finds. From breezy sundresses to statement accessories, check out our picks for effortless, ocean-inspired fashion in various shades of seaside blues.

Clothes & accessories for beach babes

Teal, aquamarine, sea breeze, oh my! Our favorite looks of the moment all seem to come in varying shades of ocean blue. Take a look at a few current must-haves.

1Flirty fedora, $28

Add an instant pop of eye-catching color to your summer outfit with this stylish straw fedora in a fun, get-noticed shade of blue. Just looking at this hat will make you think "beach" -- plan on wearing it with everything from denim cutoffs to barely-there bikinis.

2Timeless timepiece, $40

Just try not to smile as you look down at this simple watch in a breathtaking shade of blue. Sure, your phone may have eliminated the need to wear a watch, but it's still an undervalued accessory -- especially in an ocean-inspired hue.

3Crystal ring

Nordstrom, $42

Add a playful element to your summer style with this sparkling ring topped with a jewel-encrusted blowfish. You'll be reeled in hook, line and sinker by the almost-animated look of the crystal-studded fish.

4Lightweight wrap dress, $39

Look effortlessly elegant in this teal wrap dress with V-neck and ruffled cap sleeves. Pair with black or gold accessories to complement the appealing ocean-inspired shade.

4Nautical heels

Zappos Couture, $91

Imagine yourself sailing away in these adorable, nautical-inspired Juicy Couture wedge sandals in a regal shade of blue with striped design on top. You'll look great lounging by the pool or sipping summer cocktails on the deck.

6Tie-dye tunic

Top Shop, $55

Cover up your swimsuit in this breezy blue and white tie-dye print tunic. It's perfect for a pool party when paired with strappy sandals and a straw hat or for lounging on the beach with a good book and a margarita.

7Canvas carryall

Rugby, $70

Store all your summer essentials in this rugged, vintage-inspired Ralph Lauren bag in nautical blue and white stripes. It's sturdy enough to carry everything you need for a day of running errands, yet stylish enough to become your go-to summer tote.

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