|Mix-up Sweater Knit, Navy Cotton Stretch Sateen, Navy/Cream Stripe Knit, Cream Stretch Sateen, Maritime, Navy Tweed|
Ahoy Mates! Every year around this time, if you're like me, then you're planning a trip somewhere with aquamarine water, tons of water sports activities, spas and fresh mojitos. I'm sure your calendar is filling up as we speak. Whether it's a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas or a weekend at Lake Travis in Austin, a swimsuit is not all you need. There are plenty of options to choose from when packing for a summer get-away. Or if you want to stay trendy and feel like you're on vacation while working the 9-to-5, then try piecing together nautical looks this season. Yes, you are right, pull out your blue and white stripes, linen staples, boat shoes, straw hats and all of your gold jewelry. Nautical wear is effortless and is a classic trend that's for any age and will look great on any body type.
Keep in mind these tips when pulling off the nautical look. Worried about your mid section? No problem, try wearing a loose fitting striped shirt that stops at the hip paired with white or red capris (try Burda Style 3/2014 #115) for a more slimming look.
Or wear a high waist dress and add a belt to tighten the waistline. Tired of the classic red, white and blue color? Be sure to add orange, green or yellow to the nautical look to insert charisma and charm. Always, always accessorize. Make sure you glam up your look with lots of gold bangles, anchor pendants and bracelets, chain necklaces and earrings. Compare your wardrobe to these looks and stay on trend!
|Red Cotton Stretch Sateen|
|White on White Stripe|
|red stretch cropped pants, jcrew.com|
Navy Tweed Printed Cropped pants, anntaylor.com
Orange Belt, bodenusa.com T-strapped open toe heel, coach.com
|BCBGMAXAZRIA ankle strapped silver sandal, 6pm.com|
|Tan leather ankle-strapped sandal, talbots.com|