Dressing Nautical

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Living in a coastal city and being summer time is almost synonymous with dressing nautical style.  This style can get a little kitschy and I wanted to put a look together with subtle touches to make it wearable even if you are not on the coast.  There are some certain details I like to highlight when dressing this cool and relaxed style called nautical that is the topic of today’s post.

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STRIPES

Stripes are the first detail I think of when I go nautical.  Images of striped beach towels and cabanas always come to mind.  This can be achieved through so many things such as the textile on a skirt, dress, top, pants, jacket, or shorts or print on a handbag or canvas shoe.  I love my blue and white stripe knit skirt with a tie at the waist and how it evokes that nautical feel.

KNOTS & ROPE

Knots themselves, like the tie on my skirt are another detail to look for.  They are reminiscent of sailors knots when boats get tied to a dock and can provide a flirty detail on clothing and accessories without being frilly.  My necklace plays into this as well being that the top portion of it is a soft ivory rope.

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MESH

Mesh and textured sheer fabrics are another way to introduce nautical vibes into your look.  I included this detail via a white tee with a geometric lace panel at the shoulders in my outfit.  Netting has always been a part of fisherman’s and shore life, so why not add this to give a nod to it.

BUCKET BAG

A bucket bag can be worn with so many styles and are a very classic, timeless piece.  They remind me of the casual, laid back feeling of living near the beach.  Grommets and the shape of some crab cages I have seen all take a play into the nautical style.

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RED, WHITE, & BLUE COLOR PALETTE

Nothing could be more recognizable to the nautical style than the red, white, & blue color palette.  These Americana tones can be anything ranging from a tangerine-red to a fire engine red and a cobalt blue to a navy blue.  With my white top and blue skirt, I introduced red through my lip color and toe nail polish.

BRASS & GOLD

Brass and gold are familiar sights in boating, think of brass bells gracing a beautiful yacht.  Metals can be incorporated in so many ways into an outfit…jewelry and hardware on belts, handbags, and shoes.  A rope and metal necklace along with a set of gold bangles was just enough to complete my nautical outfit.

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Outfit Details

  • White Lace Tee: Old Navy via Poshmark
  • Tidelines Skirt: Anthropologie via Poshmark
  • Bucket Handbag: Charming Charlie
  • Metal & Rope Necklace: Anthropologie via Poshmark
  • Curved Bracelet Trio: Lane Bryant
  • Wedges: Payless Shoe Source

SHOP NAUTICAL

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Today’s Postivity Note

Appreciate life as it happens. Moments will soon pass and you will wish you had treasured them more.

 Be Blessed!

Janeane

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One comment

  1. You look fabulous in this outfit. The skirt hugs your curves and the color scheme is so fresh and summery. Love the way you explained all the nautical imaging. So often we think nautical means there must be boats or light houses some where in the outfit, but this is a much more grown woman version and as you say, could be worn anywhere and anytime during the summer. Great post Janeane! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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