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Spring trend: The nautical look

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.

Women wearing nautical-themed outfits and accessories

11 Nautical Styles to try:

nautical style 1maritime time

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.

nautical style 2

Drop an anchornautical ring

Bring some bling to the nautical look with this Betsey Johnson In the Navy ring . Find this adorable sailor ring for $45 at Nordstrom.

nautical style 3

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.

nautical style 4

Nautical style: white belt: navy toteStone happy

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.

nautical style 5Tote-ally

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

nautical style 6nautical wedge shoesTheodore Wedge

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.

nautical style 7Belt up

This Tory Burch logo belt pulls your look together, drawing the eye and accentuating the waist. Find it for $195 at Tory Burch.

nautical style 8White outNautical style: white belt

These white skinny jeans by BDG are light, breezy and evocative of spring. Available for $54 at Urban Outfitters stores.

nautical style 9Bradshaw Sandal

Fancy up your nautical look by stepping into these Tory Burch Leather Bradshaw sandals. They’ll lengthen your legs and add sophisticated style. Get your pair for $350 at Tory Burch.

nautical style 10nautical headbandHappy hair

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.

nautical style 11Romantically overboard

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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