Get Your Stripe On, Go Nautical!

The nautical look isn’t exactly new, but while trends are all well and good, there’s a reason some things are always in style. Fresh and smart, the navy-and-white-stripe combo exudes effortless chic. A summer staple, here are some picks to add to your wardrobe …

  1. A teeny-weeny, striped bikini is an easy way to get your toe into the water as far as all things stripey are concerned. Make sure your lines aren’t too thick, and you’ll be good to go. [$42-$54, J.Crew]
  2. We love Gap’s bow-toed skimmers. They give you a hint of sailor and look adorable with dresses, shorts, and jeans alike. [$39.50, Gap]
  3. Everyone needs sweet sundresses for summer, and we suggest one that comes in three different colors, a flattering shape, and sea-ready appeal. Try it with the Gap flats, and you’ll be the prettiest sailor around. [$148, Brightness & Shadow, Anthropologie]
  4. If you’re not one for stripes, make it easy on yourself with boat-wear accessories. We like this anchor necklace and the subtle gold, rope-y looking bracelet. [$15 and $20, Mod Cloth]