Nailing Nautical Style


With temperatures rising and long days in the sun starting, it’s time to hit the water. Whether you’re actually planning on heading out on a sailboat anytime soon, or if you just want to borrow the style elements that go along with it, we can help you dress the part. While classic nautical style might be available far and wide, finding the items that put a modern twist on those classics is a fun way to update the look.


Start With Your Boat Shoes
Of course, the cornerstone of any nautically inspired look begins with your choice of footwear. For a classic look, go with a pair of Sperry’s. But if your looking for a contemporary update, the classic brand recently partnered with acclaimed lifestyle photographer and Instagram celebrity, Gray Malin, to produce a line of shoes with his prints. Get a pair of the Original Lisboa Umbrella 2-Eye Boat Shoes to show off in your next Instagram picture. Oh, and you might as well take some Cash Back while you’re at it using Sperry coupons from Ebates.


Anchors Up
Nothing really drives the nautical theme home like an anchor motif. Whether it’s a print on a pair of shorts or a charm on your bracelet, an anchor is a classic symbol of everything preppy, seafaring, and nautically inclined. Try this Dogeared Anchor Yourself Necklace for a subtle anchor appearance. This necklace will remind you that while things change, you are strong and can stay steady.Factor in the savings from Bloomingdale’s coupons from Ebates and it’s pretty hard to resist.


Sailor Stripes, Revisited
There are plenty of takes on the classic sailor striped shirts in white and navy with three quarter length sleeves. If you want something with a more contemporary fit, try the Stripe Cropped Sweatshirt from Banana Republic. It’s a flattering cropped look that’s perfect for warm weather all spring and summer long.


The Espadrille
If flats aren’t your thing and the classic boat shoe doesn’t do the trick, the espadrille is a nautically influenced shoe with some height. The Michael Kors Damita Wedge Sandal available from Nordstrom is a good options with contemporary lines and a comfortable fit.

Get a modern nautical look with these four fun styles today!


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Whitney Stutes

Whitney is an artist who enjoys the cuter side of life. She loves video games, horror movies and dreams of owning a Beauty and the Beast style library (sliding ladder and all). She enjoys painting, drawing, digital graphics and exploring new art mediums which can be seen at Whitney Lynn Art. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area surrounded by her books.

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