From College Fashion: How To Rock Spring’s Nautical Trend

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The nautical look is one of those ageless trends that seems to come back into fashion every few years. And with good reason! The look is classic and flattering; it’s about adding flair to your style. This spring, nautical fashions have been all over runways–Derek Lam and Marc Jacobs have both added nautical accents to their recent collections. Want a taste of their style? Use my fact sheet as a guide!

How to Rock The Nautical Look: A Spring/Summer 2010 Fact Sheet

Key colors:
The most important nautical colors are navy, white, and red-orange. These three colors are notably nautical, and when paired together, the look will be unmistakable. Denim can also have a nautical feel!

Product Information: Patchwork Stripe Cardigan, Asos. Distressed Ivory Denim Skirt, Fred Flare. Leather Strap Fair Trade Sandals, Fashion Conscience. Nautical Check Scarf, Peacocks.

Patterns and Shape:
The nautical trend is all about stripes and structure. With patterns, try to create some balance for a streamlined sailor look: if you’re wearing a striped shirt, wear a solid bottom. Afraid of stripes? Don’t be! The thin, horizontal variety are slimming. When wearing wider stripes, try to define your shape with a belt or, try a boyfriend blazer to hint at the trend and highlight your fashion sense!

Product Information: Button Nautical Dress, AX Paris.  Miso Nautical Jacket, Republic. Striped Sweater Top, Forever 21. Contrast Dress, Bardot Fashion.

Still not sure what’s a nautical do or don’t? Finish reading right here.

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