One of my favorite summer trends for women is the return of nautical themed fashion. Something about crisp white and blue paired together with a healthy dose of super feminine pink added in makes my fashion loving heart beat a little faster. While I am personally a dress-lover, the best part about this trend is that it has fashion possibility for those who prefer slacks or shorts as well. Whether pairing a cool top with a skirt, donning a dress, or dressing up slacks or shorts, this summer's nautical craze has something for everyone.
Dresses are so crisp and flattering, and there are a myriad of options in the nautical trend. This blue wrap dress is just begging to be accented with a white tote, red shoes, and an evening dinner at a lakefront restaurant. Wrap dresses are almost universally flattering, and this one is also available in pink, khaki, and black. A more casual silhouette can be found in this sailor strip halter dress. This style can be dressed up or down, and it seems just perfect for that park picnic or weekend trip to the beach. My favorite is this aptly named Yacht Stripe Dress which is available in classic navy/white and also in the very trend appropriate pink/tangerine. The style of this dress is best accented with heels and a fancy clutch, and any woman would fit in perfectly at an exclusive yacht party.
Pants, shorts, and accessories
White-hot pants or shorts are perfect as the base for a nautical-inspired outfit. These close-fitting crops provide a great silhouette for the season's flowy tunic tops in stripes and even in a nautical navy and pink paisley. All of these looks are taken to another level when accessorized correctly. A patent and raffia tote, for example, provides not only a place to stash a sweater in the evenings, but it also lends a more casual tone to an outfit. If dressing an outfit up is the plan, then opt instead for this gorgeous straw tote with shiny hardware.
Making the nautical look work for you is easier than ever with various silhouettes and separates. Don a sleek wrap dress for an evening on the town or slip into a silky party frock for that yacht party you were invited to. For day to night looks, sleek white pants with a flowy top in a variety of patterns will have you looking fresh and stylish all day long. This season, nautical is in, and with the many ways of wearing it, there's no excuse not to!