There are ways to take literal nautical pieces such as this cozy anchor sweater and tone it down for everyday wear -- let's face it, not all of us can just hop on a boat anytime we see fit! The idea of pairing the coziness of the sweater with a great pair of striped boyfriend-style bottoms keeps the look relaxed yet polished. Add a straw hat -- a nautical must that lends itself to the laid-back vibe of this look.
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Many of us think of tunics solely as beach cover-ups, but rest assured, they are absolutely perfect for daywear. Tucked in, tied in a knot, or just free-flowing, the tunic is the perfect summer topper for skinny jeans, shorts, and maxi skirts.
Red, White, and Blue
Lacking nautical printed pieces in your wardrobe? Don’t fret -- you can still create a nautical look by using the traditional color palette of red, white, and blue. The keys are to not be too literal and make sure your look stays modern. By pairing a navy maxi and white blouse with a belt, sneakers, a hat, and a straw clutch, this look stays nautically inspired -- and current.
Striped Maxi Dress
Stripes: The quintessential nautical pattern. Here, a maxi dress puts stripes at center stage, along with seaside-inspired details like a starfish cuff and red clutch.
Tunic and White Jeans
When thinking nautical, relaxed, polished, and easy-breezy are the names of the game. This outfit hits all three -- a tunic tucked into some white distressed jeans is casual yet pulled together, and is sure to take you back to those fabulous summer nights on the beach.
Stripes on Stripes
Don’t be afraid to mix nautical with nautical. A brightly colored silk stripe blouse and its nautical details are the perfect partner with yet another nautical inspired piece -- casual navy striped shorts. The best way to achieve this without looking over the top is to keep everything tucked and tidy. Pairing it with a leather belt and wedges “anchors” the striped details perfectly.
Who doesn't love a dress that you could wear in a multitude of ways? Red stripes not only scream summertime and nautical, but they also allow for many pairings. Try a denim vest with some natural-colored sneakers, or dress it up with a navy cardigan and gorgeous pair of camel leather wedges.
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