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Nautical fashion is always a playful, summery look... but it's not hard to take the theme with you into fall and the beginning of the school year. Navy, red, and white are the tell-tale colors of this sailing theme. Bold stripes and big buttons are key elements. And details like bows, polka-dots, and ruffles add feminine flair. Here are three ways to channel the inner sailor in you... for date night, for class, and for time with your gals:
Dress up the nautical look for a romantic evening out with your man. Choose dresses with curve-hugging cuts or plunging necklines and structured waists to channel the sexy sailor look. Color-coordinate your shoes, jewelry, and clutch to keep it simple and playful. Details like bows, hearts, and polka-dots are unexpectedly flirty when paired with nautical attire.
To adapt the nautical to a "going to class" look, choose dresses made out of comfy materials like jersey and cotton. Opt for laid-back rather than fussy. Use the typical navy and white stripes as a neutral backdrop for bright flats and fun accessories. Make sure your bag is big enough for your books and your shoes comfortable enough for walking.
For a girls' night out or lunch with your ladies, put a glamorous spin on the nautical classic. Choose ladylike dresses, fabulous shoes, and colorful handbags. Color-coordinate but don't be afraid to add surprise splashes of color.