Nautical Fashion Made Easy

Nautical fashion gets an update this season at NYFW 2018!
While Breton top is the poster child for everything Nautical, there are some other pieces that can help you achieve the perfect look with the likes ranging from Audrey Hepburn to Kate Middleton.
I was particularly kicked to see the Ralph Lauren fashion show and its classic nautical vibe.
The play of colors and lines created magic on the Runway!

For my look, I picked a black sweater with big buttons (classic Navy style) and paired it with striped trousers. While my nautical outfit would be complete if I wore Espadrilles for shoes, I was equally excited about the Rasta colors in Ralph Lauren’s show, and you know how I love mixing trends, so I picked red heels instead to give a contrast to the outfit!
Shop my look through the links below:
Top: & Other Stories
Trousers: & Other Stories
Shoes: Schutz
Bag: Anthropologie
Sunglasses: Le Specs

Inspiration:

Photo Courtesy: Moda Operandi

I’m sure you probably saw these cool looks on the Runway and wondered just how you can get your hands on them, in an affordable range ofcourse, I was busy scouring the internet for just that. So you can take part in this beautiful trend without the hassle of extensive research!

There are a few key pieces that you need when curating the perfect nautical outfit.
Stock them up in your closet ladies!

1) Breton Top
The number one item on your list if you’re aiming to add nautical pieces to your wardrobe has to be the Breton top!


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2) Boat Neck
Boat necks are especially popular with nautical designs. Keep colors like black/white/navy blue in mind when you’re picking the tops. Boat necks + stripes are a bonus!

3) Pea Coat
Pea coats are so chic – generally, you will find them in the navy blue color, but considering the huge demand for these coats recently and the trends shifting towards adding more color in outfits, we have a variety of hues to choose from now!

4) Bell Bottoms
Did you know? Bell bottoms were invented by the Navy first in 1817 and its functional purpose was so the sailors could roll up the pants to their knees and protect the material from getting wet too easily. It also improved the time it took the sailors to take off their clothes in an ‘abandon ship’ situation.
Now bell bottoms are the champions of effortless style and all the credit goes to the Navy!

5) Navy Cap
Cannot miss out the navy caps when we’re talking about the nautical trend. You can actually pair this cap with any outfit to give your look a seafarers touch!

6) Sailor-girl dress
Think stripes, midis, boat necks, cinched waists, buttons, neckties… sailor dresses can be classy when you want them to be, and fun at other times. Make your choice!

7) Espadrilles
These shoes are generally flats, but in recent times we’ve seen some really great high-heel designs too which are perfect for the nautical trend.
The espadrilles have a flexible sole made of esparto rope, that’s how you can distinguish them from other shoes!

8) Striped Scarf
Another handy nautical item is the scarf! Blue, red, white and black are the preferred colors.


Living in L.A. I have always had a bent towards this trend because I like to think of the sea as my first love!
The ocean gives me so much inspiration each day and I hope that when you start welcoming this trend that is connected to the ocean into your wardrobe, it will inspire you too!

Until next time I wish you Fair Winds!









4 Comments

  1. February 22, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I love how you took inspiration from the runway and those pants are fab! Your take on nautical dressing is very high fashion and I LOVE it!

    x
    Shloka
    http://www.thesilksneaker.com

    • February 25, 2018 / 1:29 pm

      Thank you so much Shloka! I’m really happy you liked the outfit. The runway can provide so much inspiration if we can only look closely and adapt it!
      Stay tuned for many more looks and inspirations!

      Love,
      Nikki

    • February 25, 2018 / 1:30 pm

      Thanks Hayley!
      It’s so good to hear from you.

      Love,
      Nikki

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