March 14, 2013

Spring Trends: Totally Nautical

Spring Trends: Totally Nautical

Wallis navy top / Uniqlo coat / Topshop skinny fit jeans / Keds lining shoes / ALDO

There is something about the nautical look that I love. It's one of those perfect summer trends that never goes out of style...especially when out on the beach or on a boat. It's also a trend that you don't need to spend a lot of money on, you might even have some pieces in your closet right now! 

For an early spring look you can easily pull off the nautical trend that was seen at Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors runway shows for Spring 2013 by pairing up your favorite striped shirts and sweaters. The trick to layering stripes, so that it doesn't seem so scary, is to play with different sized stripes. Try a smaller width stripped shirt under a thicker width striped sweater. Another is to play with colors, try a navy striped paired with a red stripe, these tricks are to help with the contrast and not looking totally stripe on stripe. To keep the look from being to stripped crazy pair neutral tones to your look like a pair of white jeans or black shoes.

This past weekend my fiance and I went to Atlantic City for a mini anniversary getaway and I was totally inspired by-- A. hitting the beach B. Tommy Hilfiger's Spring ads (which are popping up in every magazine). I decided that a little nautical look for the trip would be deemed appropriate and fun. I paired my white pair of jeans from H&M with two of my favorite striped tops along with my trench to keep me some what warm.

Trench: H&M | Sweater: LF Store | Shirt: H&M | Jeans: H&M | Sneakers: American Apparel | 
Sunglasses: Ray Bans | Bag: c/o Remi & Emmy

pictures taken by Brian Cavanaugh

To say the least this mini trip made me long for summer even more. It was great to get out of the city, to see the beach, and breath some fresh air...but it was a total tease being at the beach and not really being able to be on it. Even though we got totally lucky with the weather!

What do you think of the nautical trend? 

13 comments so far

  1. love the comfy nautical trend! so cute!

    <3 Salem Style
    Crocheted With Love in Salem Massachusetts

  2. Cute! We were both in Jersey ;) How bad was the damage? I heard AC got it pretty bad. The damage by Seaside and Point Pleasant was so sad :(

  3. love the stripes on stripes and the navy and red combo - a classic look and you can never go wrong!

    Lady à la Mode

  4. yay to nautical stripes! :) love the look on you, and glad you enjoyed the little trip!

    Metallic Paws

  5. Thats very nice. I love Atlantic city, so beautiful and the summer down there is going to be great. I love those keds nautical stripe sneakers, i need em

  6. You look so casual and chic in this trend ;)


  7. Like that you are bold in changing the scales of the stripes and playing with proportions! Love the stripe trend and you are pulling it off flawlessly! So glad I clicked on your comment that led me back to your blog, your posts' contents are info and image juicy so expect to be seeing some regular comments from me. I just posted the FRONT ROW SHOTS I TOOK from the new GIVENCHY AW13-4 show. Yes, the photos aren't from Google, they were taken by me. It was my first Givenchy show so please do tell me what you think of it. It's not your average review I guarantee. Hope you're gonna be wonderfully PROVOKED ;)

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  8. Gorgeous outfit, I really like the shoes ;) Plus I like the scenery, water is my medicine ;p I follow ;)
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  9. Looking lovely in that outfit :)

  10. I've always loved the nautical trend and white ankle jeans are on my spring wish list. Such a versatile piece! Your look is appropriate for this location :)

  11. I swear, nothing is more chic than nautical stripes!

  12. Love this whole look :) I crush on your sweater and top big time!

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