Nautical stripes are an endless favorite in the fashion industry. It's important to always keep your nautical outfit clean and chic. Don't overdo it with anchors and rope accessories. Stick with a classic look. This will be my only time where I do not say wear wide-leg jeans with your nautical striped blouse. Choose a pair of cropped white ankle pants to keep it simple and cute. If you're feeling brave, wear red skinny jeans to give your look a bright blast of color. In my opinion, stripes are never too much. However, if you feel like you want to break up the print, wear a leather jacket to toughen up your outfit. Or, if you're more classic, a navy blazer works just as nicely. Both, add interest in their own ways. When deciding on shoes to wear with your striped ensemble, opt for ballet flats or heels. As for colors, I love timeless navy and white stripes. However, black and white stripes are just as modern for todays fashion. A good key to remember is always go for thin stripes that are an inch in-between each other. Thin stripes are more flattering on the body as opposed to bold, thick stripes. Those can make you look boxy and virtually give you no shape at all. Stripes are an inexpensive way to bring effortless glamour into your wardrobe and don't be afraid to mix and match them with other items in your closet. You can have fun with them by adding a funky floral cardigan, a leopard print scarf or even a beret for some Parisian flare. Preppy nautical stripes are a foolproof print that will give you a sophisticated look every time.
From the runway....
Oscar De La Renta Resort 2012
into your every day.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Crew Neck Maxi Dress $120, Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Schooner' Jersey Dress $148
(I actually tried on this Micahel Kors maxi dress and it is super comfortable and really flattering. The price isn't too bad either!)