While you may not necessarily have the best sea legs the great thing about the Nautical Trend for Spring Summer 2015 is that it looks as good on dry land as it does at sea. Let’s face it how many of us would get dressed up to go boating? Anyone?!? Didn’t think so! So let’s just agree that nautical is a fab trend and very easy to put together from your own wardrobe with some simple pieces. Your basics are either white trousers/jeans with a navy Breton striped top and navy blazer. Accessories should be either tan or red to be true to the trend.
You can switch up the look depending on what you have in your wardrobe swapping in dark blue jeans instead of white ones, red striped tops can work too as does a long striped tee with tan sandals and matching coloured bag. Rachel Nicoll on Pinterest captures it perfectly here with the ballet flats to match.
I will almost guarantee that you will have something in your wardrobe that you can use to start the basis of this type of outfit from, if you want or need to you could update your look with these great little numbers currently hitting the High street.
Zara have this lovely Navy Playsuit with button detail add the striped clutch below and some tan sandals and this would be great during the high summer season.
Handmade nautical Clutch from Etsy
A good Breton striped tee or jumper form the basis of any nautical look, and look great on their own or can also look nice layered with a crisp white shirt underneath. I love the lace twist on this jumper from Oasis.
I do like Jack Wills for their tops, and any quintessential British brand worth their (sea) salt should always have a Breton striped top somewhere in their collection and this one would work really well with both blue/white jeans or even these fab wide leg trousers I found in H&M
If you’re not a fan of trousers or prefer to get your pins out, dresses are also a big part of this trend as long as they’re striped of course! I like the twist on this trend from Warehouse the diagonal stripes will emphasise small waists and this shape dress would best suit curvy girls or girls with a little bit of definition at the waist.
Both Chanel Ready to Wear and Altuzarra took the trend to a whole new level on their SS15 runway shows with models dressed head to foot in stripes.
Chanel’s look could be pretty unforgiving on a normal shaped and sized girl as the stripes are predominantly horizontal, as I’ve said before these stripes will widen you so always be careful where you put them within the outfit. For example, if you think you have a big bum don’t wear horizontal stripes across it, as you will widen it further. I do love the look at Altuzarra more as the stripes are predominantly vertical or diagonal which will lengthen you making you look taller and slimmer, what more do I need to say?!?!
I think this is a pretty easy trend to wear and put together based on your current wardrobe, so as the weather warms up feel rest assured you have something somewhere in your wardrobe that you can throw on and be ready for Spring.