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“The Summer I Turned Pretty” delivers all the hallmarks of a breezy, binge-worthy series: a juicy love triangle, strong female friendships, beachy views, a bangin’ playlist, and, of course, fashion inspiration. Throughout the Prime Video show’s first season, Isabel “Belly” Conklin (Lola Tung) wears a series of enviable outfits from brands like Zara, Reformation, Mango, and Staud, but fans are currently obsessing over her beaded necklace. The colorful choker, which makes an appearance in most scenes (save for her debutante-ball debut in the season finale), combines teal, yellow, light-pink, white, black, and gold beads.
Costume designer Jess Flaherty told POPSUGAR all about the inspiration behind Belly’s “fun and youthful” accessories, including her beaded choker and stack of mismatched bracelets. “I love jewelry you never have to take off. It needed to be easy and effortless pieces that can go from the pool to the ocean without having to think twice,” she says. “Along my shopping travels, I kept seeing colorful beaded necklaces that really captured the summer vibe I was looking for. I started there and continued to build on that.” Flaherty shares that she purchased Belly’s necklace for the show last summer, so it’s sadly no longer available online.
Still, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” fans are taking matters into their own hands, re-creating Belly’s beaded necklace at home and documenting their DIY experiments on TikTok. Dozens of Etsy creators are also selling their own dupes on the website — a phenomenon we also saw with Kiara’s beaded necklace from the popular Netflix series “Outer Banks.”
Read ahead to shop a handful of lookalike Belly necklaces from Etsy along with similar designs from other online retailers.