We are barely dipping our toes into green grass here in Michigan while everyone else seems to be ready to dip their toes into water already. I’m seeing nautical themed clothing popping up everywhere. I’m not complaining. I love nautical and I have a natural affinity to anything coastal. I guess I could attribute it to spending a lot of time at the beach while growing up in Rio, although you could never tell by my blinding pale complexion. Unfortunately, I think that’s genetics and there’s not much I can do about it except pile on the self-tanner and bronzer.
When I think of nautical, I envision striped tees, sailor shorts, sun dresses, flip flops and anchor adorned anything. I don’t think we’re quite ready for some of those yet, at least not around here. So I thought I’d come up with a more dressed up/covered up take on the nautical trend. Why the two versions? To be completely honest, I couldn’t decide which look I liked better. I think I’ll let you decide.
Apologies for the overexposed photos. We didn’t have much leeway in terms of time and location. All I know is that we had a rare sunny, dry and warmish day and we needed to take advantage of it. The look on the left is a little more dressy with a structured blazer, leather tote and nude pumps, possibly an outfit for an office with a more relaxed dress code or casual Fridays. The look on the right is more typical of the casual nautical theme, with the denim jacket, raffia tote and wedge espadrilles; the perfect outfit for a stroll in the park or the beach.
Look #1: BCBG Brayden Slim Blazer (similar) | J.Crew tee (similar here and here) | Banana Republic skirt (similar here and here) | Coach Factory bag (old) | Madden Girl pumps | Tiffany bracelet | Dogeared necklace | Coach sunnies (similar)
Look #2: JCP denim jacket | J.Crew tee (similar here and here) | Banana Republic skirt (here and here) | Kelly & Katie tote | Target espadrille wedge (similar here and here) | Tiffany bracelet | Dogeared necklace | Coach sunnies (similar)
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