It’s almost June and officially summer now, so you know what that means: a flurry of nautical-inspired outfits are coming our way. I’ve always been a fan of the nautical look; the stripes, the anchors, being able to wear red, white & blue without looking like July 4th threw up on you. But why not mix it up a bit?
Make nautical a little edgy instead of keeping it safe and filled-to-the-brim with prep. These white, buttoned shorts (Forever21, $23) are perfect for a boat get-away, or just looking like you’re on one. Add a tank with stripes that are balanced out with cool heather gray (sarahaghili.com, $27) to avoid being too cliché. Layer on a faux leather vest (Forever21, $18) and pair with some combat boots (gojane.com, $33) to add a bad-girl vibe to the normally good-girl aesthetic. Try Essie’s “Naughty Nautical” polish, and some fab jewelry from Etsy (bracelets: $8, anchor necklace: $14) for some girly details with a splash of color. Finish with a bright red cuff (Mango, $15) for an unexpected bit of va-va-voom.