You guys… not sure if you noticed, but I haven’t posted in a WEEK. I missed my Sunday blog post and I feel so guilty about it! But life has been b-o-n-k-e-r-s over the last week and a half and I just couldn’t get it all done. But we’re back to regularly scheduled programming. I’m down in Florida now with Charlie and really hunkering down on my work for the next couple of weeks before things start gearing back up. In a couple of weeks I’m traveling back to NC and PA for the official move so I have to utilize this down time while I can. 🙂
Anywho, I know it’s about time to start sharing some fall content but I’m still riding out what I put together for you while I was on vacation. I’ve only got 3 vacation and summer inspired posts for you after this and then we’ll get into some fall goodness! But, as for today, I’m sharing 4 things to think about about when putting together a nautical outfit! Because, let’s be real, summer’s not over and I’m sure some of you have a Labor Day vacation coming up to wrap the summer up. 😉
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Today I’m sharing another outfit that I wore while we were on vacation. This one is a great vacation or beach outfit because of its nautical vibes but also just a great casual summer outfit. Nautical outfits are seemingly easy, but you have to be careful not to go overboard (sea what I did there? TWO PUNS! #nailedit). Anyways, today I wanted to share 4 things you should consider when putting together a nautical outfit.
4 Things to Consider When Putting Together a Nautical Outfit
The first thing to consider is your colors. Some colors just don’t look nautical. The most classic and obvious nautical colors are red, white and blue (especially navy). Beige and certain shades of yellow can also be good nautical options. But hot pink and lime green? I’d reconsider.
Nautical colors do put you at risk for looking a bit patriotic, which is fine, but if you want to avoid that, I just recommend making sure you balance the colors by having one of the three be your primary color. You can also offset things with beige tones. Take my outfit for example, it has red, white and blue but it’s primarily navy so it doesn’t look overly patriotic. The beige hat and bag helps as well.
The second thing to consider is patterns. Stripes, stripes and more stripes are your best bet for a nautical outfit. Horizontal stripes are what you’ll see most often, but stripes in general are a great go-to. If you’re super into it, you could go for an anchor print of some sort but that’s not my personal style. You do you, though. If it makes you feel confident, I say rock it!
Textures are also going to be helpful when it comes to putting together a nautical outfit. Linen is a great summer material and that holds true when it comes to nautical inspired outfits. If you’re relying on your textures to be what really pulls the outfit off then straw, rattan and other summery textures like crochet and espadrille will never letcha down.
You just really have to consider the occasion here. You’re looking for something comfy and laid back that’s fit for a sail boat, not a club. So loose knit summer sweaters and cotton are what you’re aiming for. Satin and sequins? Not so much.
Last but not least, accessories. Accessories can always make or break your outfit, and that’s no different when it comes to a nautical inspired outfit. Choose summery accessories like straw hats and bags, pearl jewelries and simple sunglasses. When in doubt, less is more for a nautical outfit. It’s better to be under accessorized and let the outfit do the talking than to be wearing big hoops that might get ripped out of your ear by the wind in the sails. 😛
That’s all I’ve got for ya today. I hope you found it helpful! In general, you really just want to think “sail boat” when you’re putting together a nautical outfit. I’ve never actually been on a sail boat, but I always feel good about my nautical clothing choices when that’s at the front of my mind. You can see a couple other nautical inspired outfits I’ve worn here, here and the third outfit in this post. I hope you guys enjoyed this look and I’ll see ya next time! Thanks so much for reading today.