I’ve had a request from one of my readers, on ways in which you can wear the nautical look.
Presently this trend is HUGE overseas, on the American and European catwalks, for the spring/summer 2010 season.
If you haven’t fallen in love with the look yet, start practicing, as it’s likely to be big over this side of the world as well, come our summer season later in the year. The good thing for us though, is that we don’t have to wait quite so long. There are already hints of this trend hitting our shores at the moment. Retailers such as Valleygirl and Bardot have emphasised the nautical look in their current stock, in stores now. So if you can’t wait for the next summer season, you can at least mix some of it’s inspiration into your winter wardrobe in anticipation.
So how do you wear it with flair? Take a look at some of these examples below.
Dress it up:
Choose a dress that has the nautical theme in it and dress it up with a bit of bling. Add a jacket during cooler weather and a pair of tights. If you don’t like showing too much cleavage, then add a slip top underneath a low cut dress or use a chunky necklace to help diffuse the area.
Do as the French Do:
Team it with your basics:
If all the stripes are not your thing, then layer with the solid nautical colours instead of blue, white and red.
Team it with jeans:
Smarten up your denim with blue and white stripes. The nautical look is great for adding just a touch of class to what can be very casual jeans. If you find that horizontal stripes are having that widening effect on you that you don’t want, try choosing items with wide/spaced stripes or breaking it up by adding a long chunky dangling necklace or scarf. To add warmth to summer tops, layer with a log sleeve tank underneath.
For further inspiration here are some more looks hot of the catwalk in the nautical theme.