I am a firm believer that everyone should be able to wear sailor-inspired clothing even if they haven’t been on a boat once this entire summer (which just so happens to be the story for this girl). Nautical style is so crisp and outdoorsy; a total breath of fresh sea air. And when you’re on a boat, there’s nothing better than nautical duds with your flippy floppies.
It’s no wonder whenever I see a simplistic dress dipped in royal blues, crimson reds and whites I can barely keep it from eating up my credit card bills. But if you (like my dear self) are tired of digging in the diminishing sale racks in J-Crew for the key-nautical piece, CollegeCandy has scrounged up some prime pieces to accompany you in your next Christopher Columbus excursion this summer. I mean, boat cruise. Or, you know, just brunch….
This sleeveless striped dress keeps things light and easy for summer. It looks comfortable and essential for a easy-peesie day against the comfy leather seats of your boat.
These shorts are perfect for a naughty-cal summer. The breezy pintuck pleating and sailor style button waste will look flattering and sharp. It would look great with any tucked in button up and oh-so-sweet flats.
You can take nautical to the club with this a-symmetrical neckline zexy number. Blue looks so fab on everyone and the (cheap) cost of hugging your curves? $10.50. You are going to need caution tape to keep dudes from dropping to their knees when they see you and getting your dress dirty.
Casual. Comfortable. Crisp. Three c-words I can’t see passing up. This short-sleeve knit dress with a finished bubble hem is just that. And with the removable tie belt, it’s totally versatile. Woo-wee!
Two things about this dress that will have you typing your VISA card number on your keyboard frantically:
1. How adorable.
2. It’s $7.99. I repeat, $7.99!
At a modest price of $14.99 this potential swimsuit cover-up looks comfy, fashionable and vintage nautical. Wear over your swimsuit on a windy day and you have yourself an outfit! I love the unique button design near the neck and the crisp, white cuffs. Get at it.
Already folks, another cute pair of shorts and another removable (faux leather) belt. These shorts look nicely tailored and would look great with a striped shirt and a summer scarf.
I understand rompers can be a little scary, but this one is too adorbz to turn your nose up at. It’s $14.99, casual and ideal for county fair season. I can see a foot-long (hot dog, sicko) in my hands already.