The nautical trend isn't exactly new, but it definitely is hot for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. I have always been a fan of preppy stripes and nautical accents. It makes me think of summer - BBQs, being on a boat or hanging out at the beach. But, the nautical trend is not just limited to summer. We can start introducing it in the spring. An easy way to start incorporating the nautical trend is by simply pairing items in the nautical palette together - navy, white and red. I, personally, also love pairing navy and white with pink. Pair the striped dress below with a denim jacket for spring. Wear the sweatshirt with white jeans now, and then white, or even seersucker, shorts later. The items below are perfect for incorporating the nautical trend, and more importantly, they are affordable!
Forever 21 hat // J.Crew Factory dress // J.Crew Factory Starfish earrings // J.Crew Factory Chainlink Bracelet // Target Espadrille Wedges // Old Navy Tank Top // Forever 21 Lacquered Nautical Studs // Target Mossimo Braided Belt // J.Crew Factory Anchor Shorts // Target Merona Sandals (on sale!) // Etsy Anchor Shirt // TOMS shoes // J.Crew Factory Bangle // J.Crew Factory iPhone Case // Forever 21 Anchor Stud Set
Here are some of my key rules for pulling off the nautical trend:
1. Don't go too crazy with the nautical accents
For instance, if you are going to wear the bold anchor sweatshirt above, skip the anchor jewelry.
2. Do add bright accents
Navy and white work well with a pop of color. I love adding pink accessories like jewelry or a handbag. Red, yellow and green also work!
3. White pants are your best friend
Seriously, they are a staple item to the nautical look. Wear with navy and add some gold accents - an easy and classic look!
4. Stripes, stripes and more stripes
Nothing says nautical like stripes. Stripes are classic, so stock up and wear with your white skinny jeans or shorts - done and done!
I am so obsessed with the nautical look right now! It is really versatile and easy to mix and match! I love how the striped dress above can have completely different looks based on the shoes and accessories that are paired with it. Wear flat sandals for a casual look and wedges for a dressier look. I also think the dress will look amazing with the J.Crew beaded rose necklace, and I am loving it with the starfish earrings for the summer! The nautical look is just so easy and so classic - you can't go wrong!
Are you loving the nautical trend too?