Hottest Summer Trend
Nautical fashion will be one of the hottest trends for this summer! Nautical trends looks crisp, clean, classy and elegant. It's tres difficult to go wrong with this one! The classic, clean lines look fabulous on many silhouettes and is a great look for warm weather anywhere.
Although the nautical trend has been around in the past, this year is a bit different. Think exclusive cruise or yacht club more so than the Navy. Learn how to integrate some of the bold or subtle pieces into your wardrobe this summer.
Nautical Fashion Trend: Think Stipes
Stripes are very often feared and sometimes a bit tricky to pull off. So it makes sense that most fashion experts generally tell their clients to 'stay away'! While stripes can look tacky, outdated and can even make a woman look larger, when done properly, stripes can look absolutely fantastic.
Horizontal stripes can be a bit tricky, so for wider gals, go for a vertical stripe. I'm loving the classic navy blue and crisp white stripes and even the super bold red ones! If choosing to wear horizontal stripes, go for a narrow to medium thickness stripe. Too thick of stripes will not only make you look thicker, but super out-dated. Also keep in mind your own body frame. If you're petite (like me), go with a thinner stripe. Lastly, don't go stripes crazy. If there are stripes on your shirt, do not do a striped pant, jacket and shoes!
Anchors and Sailor Pants
For nautical outfits this season, you will see anchors and sailor pants everywhere. Sailor pants are universally flattering and completely elongate the legs! The little buttons are adorable without being too costume-y. (Assuming one doesn't add on too many 'theme' accessories) Anchors will also be prevalent this summer. They're a cute but glamorous touch to add onto any nautical outfit. Just be sure not to overload on the cutesy patterns as that will over-do the classic look you're going for.
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Shoes: Any shoes with a nautical touch is an absolute obsession of mine. The beautiful blue, cream, gold and red colors with the great structural touch makes these shoes to die for! Try some flats, espadrilles, wedges or heels!
Bag: A good, simple way to add a nautical element to an outfit without going overboard is to keep the rest of the outfit simple. If the bag has a lot of pizzazz and dazzle then keep the outfit more muted. You can still have a nautical outfit, just try to keep the patterns somewhat toned down.
Jewelry: Most types of anchor or sailor jewelry are adorable. Think bracelets, necklaces, earrings! Go as over-the-top you'd like here as I'm a huge fan of jewelry. You can also reach for many different colors, as bold as you'd like.
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Sexy Diva on April 20, 2012:
I'm a straight man that likes to look at women's fashion to see what would look good on me. I find women's clothes more comfortable than men's clothes and that is why I wear them a lot. When I watch a fashion show on TV I look at the clothes for women to see if I would wear some of the clothes. If women can dress sexy so can I in women's clothes. When I wear women's clothe I do it for me and to feel comfortable and sexy. I'm always looking for fashion tips on how to wear women's clothes, shoes and makeup. I enjoyed the reading of this hub and keep up the good work.
fashion on August 18, 2011:
great and informative hub.
Yena Williams (author) from California on August 05, 2011:
lilyting: Thanks! Have a fab weekend!
Lilyting from China on July 30, 2011:
you are really excellent, nice article. thank u for sharing this with us!
Yena Williams (author) from California on April 26, 2011:
celebritie: Who doesn't love a pair of sailor pants?
celebritie on April 25, 2011:
I like this style and the sailor pants are cute
Yena Williams (author) from California on March 16, 2011:
mysisters: I'm so glad it was fun. I also love sailor pants!
mysisters on March 15, 2011:
Awesome Hub. I really enjoyed reading and looking at all the different outfits. I love the look of the sailor pants. They really are flattering and elongate your legs.
Yena Williams (author) from California on August 05, 2010:
Elsa: I'm glad you love fashion as well.
Girlygirl: New England must be gorgeous for fashion! I'm so jealous and thanks for commenting!
girly_girl09 on July 19, 2010:
I love this hub. Being from New England, you can get away with a lot of nautical styles near the coast; love it!! There is nothing that I love more than navy and white or red and white. Simple and classic.
Elsa Nilaj on July 16, 2010:
They are beatiful and me like fashion I' create ' Elsa.
shelby on April 19, 2010:
where is that anchor purse from? its so cute!
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Yena Williams (author) from California on February 22, 2010:
Fierydream: I'm not one to be so nitpicky so I call everything whatever I want to!
It IS nautical fashion but sailor fashion works for me! =)
FieryDream from England on February 22, 2010:
Lol I always thought nautial fashion was called "sailor fashion" ROFL!!!thought it sounded odd (sailor) so now I know why^^:P
Yena Williams (author) from California on February 16, 2010:
Thanks for visiting allergy1 :)
allergy1 from United Arab Emirates on February 16, 2010:
you r really excellent, nice article.
Yena Williams (author) from California on February 15, 2010:
I know! I've already stocked up in preparation for the spring. I know I'll be wearing my white sailor pants everywhere! Thanks for reading :)
Janet21 from New York on February 15, 2010:
Those sailor pants on Kiera are adorable. They look super comfy, too! :)
Yena Williams (author) from California on February 12, 2010:
Aw, You have little grandkids? Do they like your yummy food? Yes, I am obsessed with all things nautical right now!
Holle Abee from Georgia on February 12, 2010:
I've always like the nautical theme. When we make our family beach trip each year, I buy such outfits for all the grands. They look so cute!
Yena Williams (author) from California on February 11, 2010:
Aw Cheeky Girl, I am really flattered by your compliments! I do love these pants as well. I only have my online store for now but am hoping to expand and spread my love for fashion. Thanks for reading =)
Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on February 11, 2010:
Try selling me pants on Hubs and I chuckle. Until I saw YOUR HUB. Now I am interested in these. These pants are totally awesome! These are so in! I'm loving it! Any chance of you opening a fashion store here in UK? You have great taste!
Yena Williams (author) from California on February 09, 2010:
Hi Tammy! The pants would look fabulous on you! Sell your crocs immediately and get yourself a pair. Thanks for reading =)
Tammy Lochmann on February 09, 2010:
I love those pants. I am probably going to have to sell my crocs on e-bay though to get a pair. LOL. Seriously though those pants are really classy and versatile.