The latest wave-making trend is here: nautical stripes!
Bold horizontal stripes — typically in red, white, and navy hues — create a look that’s ready to set sail. Details like rope accents and hardware grommets can be added to emphasize the sea-worthy vibe.
Here’s how to style this trend!
Start with the basics. Dresses are ideal for wearing stylized prints — they let you show off as much of the trend as you like. (They serve as a great base for layering, too!) A fit-and-flare dress is feminine and flattering while a sweater dress keeps you warm on breezy boating trips.
Layers: friend or foe? Be careful when adding layers to nautical stripes — too much going on in one outfit can be overwhelming. A tonal jacket is ideal, and if you’re feeling a little bold you can even don one with subtle jacquard. Goldtone buttons add even more nautical details (and they pop nicely against darker hues like navy).
Get the look: Cremieux Betsi Double-Breasted Jacket.
The perfect shoes. We’re all about nude and neutral — earthy tones stand out against rich hues. A pump or wedge the same shade as your skintone gives the illusion of longer legs, which is important if you’re wearing horizontal stripes that can make your body look wider (a skinny belt helps here — read on for accessorizing tips).
Accessorize, accessorize! Gold adds brilliant shine to these stripes, but don’t add it automatically — if your dress has silvertone grommets, pick jewelry to match that instead. Any belt you choose should be skinny so it doesn’t clash with the stripes.
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What’s your favorite way to wear nautical stripes? Let us know in the comments!