Outfit Highlight: Feeling Nautical

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.






Feeling Nautical | My Rose Colored Shades

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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20 thoughts on “Outfit Highlight: Feeling Nautical

  1. I had to think about this one for awhile but I think the denim jacket look gets my vote here. And the only reason is because to my eyes, it fits in better with the relaxed, casual setting where you took the photos. If it were inside an office I’m sure I’d vote blazer + pumps. But both are great looks!
    Gina @ On the Daily Express

  2. I love this skirt with the blazer! It’s such a good combination! I really like your blog! I’m glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I’m from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more 🙂 🙂

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  3. Can’t I just pick both? 🙂 I love that you can wear the first outfit to work, but then switch a couple of pieces and have it be totally appropriate for Mexican and Margaritas with some girlfriends. Not sure why I didn’t pick seafood for this nautical theme! 🙂 The tee is adorable on you! You always look so polished, even in your more casual looks! Thanks for sharing!

  4. LOVE your take on nautical! I especially like the casual vibe of the outfit with the denim jacket and cool espadrilles! You’re adorable!

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