Sunday, June 17, 2007

Nautical Chic- the hottest trend for summer!

Nothing says summer better than nautical attire. And a great thing about this trend is that there are so many ways to wear it. Than means, no matter what shape or size you are, there is some aspect of this trend that can work for you.

Rope accents- handbags with rope handles, pants with drawstring, rope like jewelry, and chain necklaces. And if it has a knot on the end, even better. Low budget option: make your own belt out of rope you bought from the hardware store. Cut it a bit longer than your size so you have enough room to tie a knot and have some hanging down. Then, lightly burn the ends to prevent fraying. Wear with anything that has belt loops, or to cinch a dress.

Navy & white- a classic summer staple. Stripes are the most signature, but feel free to wear the combo any way you like. It will always look sophisticated. If you are going for trendy, add some yellow. Try yellow accessories like a bangle or pumps. Or use a yellow undershirt to layer over. If you are wearing blue AND white, be sure to skip any red accents. You don’t want to look like the fourth of July.

Sailor button front- this style looks great with higher waisted pieces worn with a tucked in fitted shirt. Keep in mind this style does not work for pear shapes since it draws the eye to your hips.

Anchors- anything with an anchor, whether it is a large embroidered anchor, or an emblem on the buttons. Anchors are chic. If they make you feel too much like a midshipmen? Try them in non-nautical colors like pink, or green. Still summery and girly, but more unusual.

There are many option for going nautical chic this summer so be sure to pick the one that works best for your body type and your style. Remember, wearing something because it is flattering always looks better than something because it is trendy…