As spring and summer start heating up, keep cool with some breezy fashion: The nautical trend. Horizontal stripes, solids and stars are the main idea — a combination that adds class and elegance to any look. It’s a fresher take on the Gilligan’s Island theme that invites you to channel your inner Ginger.
11 Nautical Styles to try:
This J. Crew Maritime dress has the horizontal stripes that are a signature staple of the nautical look. This dress looks great when paired with a skinny belt and wedges. Available for $78 at J. Crew.
Drop an anchor
Bring some bling to the nautical look with this Betsey Johnson In the Navy ring . Find this adorable sailor ring for $45 at Nordstrom.
Walk it out
Slip into something comfortable with these Ecote knotted sandals from Urban Outfitters. They’re simple and cute, and ideal for long days on the beach or boat. Get this cute pair for $28 at Urban Outfitters.
Want the perfect baubles to pop against your bronzed skin? The Mineral Cascade Necklace from Anthropology is sure to add originality and elegance to any nautical outfit. Available for $58 at Anthropology.
Transport your necessities in this MICHAEL by Michael Kors navy tote bag. This nautical-themed bag is versatile enough for a day out shopping or a day at the beach. Find it for $178 at MichaelKors.com.
Step into spring with the Theodore Wedge from Nine West. This classic is a great casual look with flared jeans and a pretty, feminine look when worn with a sundress. Get this pair for $89 at Nine West.
These white skinny jeans by BDG are light, breezy and evocative of spring. Available for $54 at Urban Outfitters stores.
Dress up your locks with this striped headband from American Apparel. It’s a stylish way to tame windblown hair on a boat or at the pier. And better yet, it’s well priced for only $8 at American Apparel.
The striped ruffle top (see the top image) is romantic and delicate but still nautical — an irresistible date-night combo. Get yours for $15 at Forever 21.
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