Thursday, July 16, 2015

Nautical Stripes

Outfit Details: Boy Meets Girl Top (shop their collection here), Charlotte Russe Skirt (similar), Dear Hannah of Hoboken Clutch, Aldo Sandals (also love this pair)

Super preppy styles always seem to float my boat. I love girly skirts, printed tops, and any item that offers structure. When it comes to summer, I'm all about incorporating nautical-inspired pieces into my wardrobe. Whether it's a striped tee, like this Boy Meets Girl (BMG) top, or a dainty anchor necklace, the nautical trend always feels fresh and easy for this time of year.

My secret recipe for nailing the nautical style is as simple as incorporating navy, white, stripes...and perhaps more white into your outfit. The white helps pull the whole look together, but there's no denying that the stripes draw the attention. Considering white jeans and stripes have become the "norm" nautical combo, I challenge you to step outside the box and give the trend an updated spin. Reach for something that stands out based on the print, fabric, or physical cut. The BMG top I styled above features two faint silhouettes in the background. I love how the colors pop in a subtle way, yet still gives the overall summery/nautical feel. A simple update always goes a long way!

If you follow me on instagram then you probably already know that I'm co-hosting a mega giveaway for Boy Meet's Girl! The prize consists of two complete Boy Meets Girl outfits & jewelry, and two $250 Nordstrom Gift Cards for you and your BFF. Head over today to place your entry because the giveaway ends tomorrow (7/17). Good luck!