Budget Stylista: N is for Nautical

While Nautical inspired clothing is big every year around the 4th of July (I mean we all remember owning an Old Navy $5 flag shirt at some point or another) this year, Nautical is even more in style. From stripes to cherry colored bottoms, Navy blazers to white terry zip-ups, dressing yourself in the colors of our grand ol’ flag has never been easier! Not to mention navy, white and red, when paired together, are a fabulously flattering combination. Score!
Here are three summer outfits to take you plenty more places than just your family 4th of July BBQ- from the beach to brunch, shopping to a soiree…all whilst feeling tres nautical!
Nautical Beach
This bold bathing suit draws the eye up keeping it fun and flattering. I love the simple crispness of the white cover up and sandals on the beach- not to mention it TOTES matches your SPF!

Product Information: Bikini Tip- Old Navy, $15; Bikini Bottoms- Old Navy, $15; Coverup- Gap, $28.99; Headwrap- Forever 21, $4.80; Flip Flops- Target, $12.99.
Casual Nautical
I love the fun cherry red bottom that screams “my (nautical) body’s too bootylicious for ya babe!” Pair it with these fun denim wedges for a bit of girlieness and a light weight button down for a touch of masculinity. I love this hat that serves both fashion (adorbs) and function (see ya later sun burned nose)- Grap the jean jacket for a cool summer night to complete the look- oh so put together, you!

Product Information: Shorts- Gap, $39.95; Shirt- Old Navy, $24.94; Jean Jacket- Old Navy, $29.50; Shoes- Target, $19.99; Hat- Old Navy, $10.50; Sunglasses- Forever 21, $10.80.
Day Time Dressy Nautical
This is the perfect nautical ‘fit to take you from a day on a boat to a bbq to a bar. Cute red dress with a flattering waist line, fun bangles and adorable slip ons. Swap out the shoes for soe wedges and the tote for a smaller bag and this look will take you even further… like to a walk of shame perhaps?!

Product Information: Dress- Lulus, $39; Shoes- Gap, $39.50; Bracelets- Delias, $12.50; Tote- Target, $29.99.

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