Smooth Sailing: The New Nautical

Aye Aye, Popeye! Fashion is looking out to sea for inspiration, and refreshing nautical nostalgia with a modern twist. Even if you can’t aboard a yacht, or sunbathe in the South of France, you’ll still be able to look the part, thanks to designers such as Giorgio Armani and Lanvin.

While this style works for all ages, and looks as good in a women’s wardrobe as it does in a man’s. It’s crucial to keep in mind that a little goes along way here. So no captain’s hats, please!

Follow these tips, and you’ll be stylishly seaworthy in no time.

  1. Wear a Boat neck Top

A striped boat neck top is the ideal piece to anchor your new-season wardrobe. The Duchess of Cambridge’s French-inspired cobalt blue and white striped shirt by ME + EM has become one of her favourite pieces, while Miranda Kerr styled hers with slim-fit jeans and a to-die-for leather jacket. Feel free to stick with the classic navy and white color scheme, or be bold and consider the red number donned by Kate Moss.Point 1 Kate moss top breton

Point 1 Gemma arterton M.I.H Jeans boatneck top

Point 1 Kate Middleton Breton

Point 1 miranda kerr Breton

  1. Statement Pants are your Friend

The Nautical trend is all about structure so if you can see your feet, than your pants certainly aren’t wide enough! Check out Sonia Rykiel’s fresh mariner take on wide-leg trousers. But remember, simplicity is key when it comes to these statement-making trousers. Opt for a plain top; how fab would a white T-shirt look when tucked into these Kenzo pants?point 2 kenzo pants

Point 2 Sonam Kapoor wide-leg pants

Point 2 Sonia-Rykiel-Resort 1_17 wide leg pants

  1. Colours are Crucial

Red, white, and blue aren’t just the colors of the American Flag! They’re also distinctly nautical, and when teamed together, the look will be self-explanatory.Point 3 Chanel Cruise 2016

point 3 nautical colours

  1. Baby Steps

If you’re still unsure about the nautical trend, then there’s no need to dive in head-first. Striped handbags, wayfarer sunglasses, rope belts, and chunky gold jewellery are all great ways to ease into the maritime theme. Style tip: team your Breton with gold rope to be so right now.Point 4 Band of Outsiders X Perry Shoes

Point 4 Deepika P Wayfarers

Point 4- Tiffany Anchor Pendant

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About Leena Hassan 16 Articles
Pakistani living out of a suitcase. An aspiring realist that likes taking pictures and whose mind has an endless capacity to store useless information. Follow Leena on Twitter: @leenahassan & on Instagram: @leenahassan1990

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