So as you know, I am going on a beach trip with my family in a few weeks (thanks to my sweet parents and tax return) and this vacation cannot get here fast enough! Since I’m not physically catching the rays quite yet, I’m sailing away mentally…well, my wardrobe is anyway. Check out these nautical themed staples that look great together, and can also be incorporated into endless outfits in your closet.
Simple Gold Accents
This wave of nautical inspo started with this great bracelet I found at J.Crew. Seriously, is this not the most perfect bracelet for my sailor style? It was marked down to under $20 so I couldn’t pass it up. They had a great selection of tassel necklaces too, but I have a treasure chest of simple gold necklaces at home that would pair well, so I decided to save a little there.
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Once I got home with my sailor bracelet, I started thinking about how to incorporate more nautical looks into my closet.
The key pattern you need for any nautical inspired outfit is navy blue and white stripes – very clean, very classic. Naturally, I was checking out my fave Tanger brands online so I could put together my shopping score list and found a few sweet striped tops like this from H&M, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Gap Factory Store, LOFT Outlet and others! The one at H&M was a little tighter fitting than this, but only $12.99! You know I’m all about getting more for your money by finding great, versatile pieces and I’m thinking a top like this would look killer with navy shorts and wedges at the beach, or a pencil skirt and heels at the office! I know Tanger is ridden with striped finds like this so I can’t wait to head up there this weekend (not to mention scoring some extra in-store discounts).
Flares with Flair
I am in love with my pair of white flare pants I have from a few seasons ago and would tell anybody to try the trend. I have been looking for a great pair of flare jeans and think they’d be a great addition to my maritime look! J.Crew to the rescue- I found these beauties on the factory site for $39.99, originally $89.50…jaw.dropped.
I hope these great sailor inspired staples keep me from sailing away as I countdown the days until my vacation! How do you incorporate nautical patterns into your look?
See you next week!