Who doesn’t love the idea of a cruise through cool blue waters with the wind in their hair and the sun on their face? Sounds like a perfect summer holiday, no? Well, this summer, you can feel the sea-breeze even when you are nowhere near the water, thanks to the popular nautical trend that’s vying for a space in your wardrobe this season! So, get ready to indulge in a bevy of nautical stripes, anchor prints, sailor styles and a whole lot of navy, red & white!
The easiest way to go nautical is to sport those stripes. Opt for either navy or red (or both) stripes on a white base for a sure-shot take on nautical fashion. Guys can wear a striped tee with denims & canvas shoes for a suave sailor-boy look, while girls can go for a striped dress with sailor collars or some striped bottoms too! Always make sure you choose the kind of stripes that flatter your figure and you are sorted. Stock up on some basic pieces in nautical stripes and mix & match with other chic styles or statement accessories to get a neo-nautical look this summer!
Keep your eyes open for preppy & cute nautical-inspired prints such as anchors, yatches, steering wheels, lifebuoys, shells, starfishes etc. and do include a few of these in your wardrobe. Pair a polo t-shirt in a nautical print with navy chinos and boat shoes for a dapper style statement. Invest in summer dresses in these quirky prints and wear them with wedges & oversized sunnies to feel like a fashionista on board! Remember not to overdo it, one printed piece of clothing in your whole outfit is enough, which you can combine with the nautical colours to get the vibe.
When we say nautical, you instantly think of colours like red, white, navy, black, beige & grey. Build your outfit around these colours and make sure you balance it out, so that it doesn’t become too much of one colour. Mix nautical stripes in red, white & navy with solid white separates for an easy-breezy summer look. You can even add a touch of not-so-nautical hues like mustard, orange, turquoise or teal to mix up the palette a bit. Finish off with accessories in a similar colour story and step out in sailor style!
Clothes are not the only things that can help you flaunt the nautical trend, accessories can do their bit too! Add a few striped bags, shoes & scarves in your wardrobe to help give a nautical twist to even the most mundane of your outfits. Go for wedges & ballerinas in the nautical colours and sport bags with cute nautical prints to score a few brownie points as well. Little details like leather trims, white ropes, anchor charms and such add a subtle touch of sailor chic to your outfits. Go for gold accents in jewellery or belts for a stylish look. Men can look dapper in boat shoes or loafers in navy or tan.
Take care to balance out your outfit, so that it doesn’t end up looking like a costume. A nautical-inspired outfit can take you from lunch dates to shopping with the girls to evening soirees effortlessly. So, bring out those nautical pieces from your wardrobe and set sail in style!