Horizontal stripes in navy and white immediately bring day dreams filled of relaxing on a sailboat with the warm wind blowing through my hair, shoes off, and not a care in the world. Now let’s get one thing straight, that dream has never actually become a reality, so in the meantime I will continue to wear my nautical attire with pride and hope until that magical day that my dreams and reality become one.
Nautical inspired pieces have moved from the traditional color pattern of only navy/white to include all colors of the rainbow. I love combining my traditional navy and white stripes with pops of red, yellow, pink, or green and simple, gold accessories. Aviators, Sperry Top-Siders, straw hats/totes, and white shorts always complement any color of stripe, while a chambray shirt can be styled as a swimsuit cover-up or tucked into white shorts for dinner and drinks inland. What is your favorite way to style your nautical inspired pieces? Do you stick to classic navy and white or more modern color combinations?