It makes sense that nautical style clothing is now a trend again. As we slowly emerge from lockdowns, we’re gladly trading old ratty shirts and baggy sweatpants for something a little more polished but still very much comfortable. Think maxi dresses, casual blouses, and flat footwear. And what trend embodies this look better than sailor-inspired clothing? Sail on clad in non-costumey wearable pieces inspired by this 19th-century style.
If you’re looking for just one nautical style clothing piece to get then this See By Chloe Sailor-Collar Knit Jumper (SGD379/USD297) is the perfect pick. Because of its sailor-collar detail, you can pair it with just about anything — from white shorts to cropped jeans — and it will look undoubtedly nauti.
You can also opt for a bottoms-up approach when styling nautical outfits. Match this Manuel Ritz Striped Flare Skirt (SGD278/USD217) with any white top — be it a simple, crisp tee or a fun one like a ruched off-the-shoulder piece.
Not into mixing and matching pieces? No worries because you can just go for a no-frills shirt dress like Apiece Apart's Nicoya Shirt Dress from Net-A-Porter (USD412.44). And if you change your mind and want to try layering, this versatile and lightweight piece is perfect as a cover-up too.
When it comes to footwear, nautical style is all about comfy flats. Pick something that will complement your sea blue outfits like Christian Louboutin's Smarta Slide Sandals in White (SGD1,248.60/~USD929), which features colourful embellishments.
Don’t forget to top your outfit — literally — with a hat. No sailor goes off to the sea without it! Go for this cute Rag & Bone Straw Visor from Net-A-Porter (USD103.10) that will elevate your outfit and will shield you from the sun.
While nautical style showcases a blue and white palette, it doesn’t mean that you can’t add a splash of colour to your outfit. Add this fresh reincarnation of a classic 1950s diver’s watch that comes in summery colours of white, aquamarine, mint green, iced latte, and rainbow tangerine. It may look dainty, but don’t underestimate this timepiece — it’s water-resistant for up to 100 metres. The perfect timepiece for a day of splashing in the sea.
Although we’re already enjoying some freedom to go outside, don’t forget that the pandemic is still here so it’s important to wear your mask. Check out this Peggy Hartanto Careta Mask (SGD69/~USD52) that will complete your nautical style outfit.
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