Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Style Crush: The Nautical Trend

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!

Nautical Obsessions

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? 
Do you have any tips for pulling off the nautical trend this season?

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  1. Great tips!

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  2. Such great tips. And I love your nautical picks. The sweatshirt and boat shoes are my faves.

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  3. We have the same taste! And apparrently share one brain!! haha :) loving the nautical looks!

  4. So obsessed with the nautical trend!! I am questioning whether to get my bridesmaids monogrammed necklaces or anchor necklaces! Haha :)



    1. Oooh, that's a tough one! I think I would totally go monogram though! What a great bridesmaid gift!


  5. I'm so on board with this trend! I just bought a black and white striped dress that looks so much like the one you picked above. Great choices! ;)


    1. Thanks, Elissa! The striped dress is my fave!!


  6. Big fan of the nautical trend too :) These items are looking pretty and spring-ready!

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