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Ask BB: How to Wear Spring's Nautical Trend

I love the "nautical" look but am having a hard time putting outfits together. Any suggestions? —Sara's amazing spring lookbook will give you some inspiration for getting the nautical trend right this season. The key ingredients? Sailor stripes, colors like red, navy, white and gold, plus maritime motifs such as rope, anchors, stars and chains.

Of course, Shopbop can be a pricey place to shop, but the idea is to get inspired then find affordable ways to make their looks your own. Keep reading to see 3 outfits I put together that reference the Shopbop lookbook without copying it piece for piece (although that's always a good option, too!):

OUTFIT 1: Give a stripe tank and black skirt a nautical twist with a red rope-strap tote, gold hoop earrings and espadrille wedges. (features plus-size options)

OUTFIT 2: A simple, navy dress looks sea-worthy, especially when paired with an anchor pendant necklace and espadrille wedges.

OUTFIT 3: White shorts and gold accessories read nautical when paired with a bateau striped top.

Do you like the nautical trend? How are you wearing it?
Loving the looks you put together. I'm seeing a lot of stripes out right now, and my sister has been bugging me to stock up. lol Guess it's a sign...
#1 K (Homepage) on 2010-05-03 13:34 (Reply)
Love this look. Check out my blog for a great boatneck t from Forever 21... (it's only $10.50 and is pretty much perfect!)
#2 Perfectionist in Rehab (Homepage) on 2010-05-03 14:04 (Reply)
i picked up one of those bateau tops recently at a secondhand shop! i was very excited to find it, although the seller wanted what i considered a bit of a steep price for it since it's from japan. anyway it looks not far off from the one you posted in the third pic. so far i've just been wearing it with dark blue skinny jeans or a pair of navy shorts, sometimes with a skinny white belt, but that photo is making me want a pair of white shorts too!
#3 jane (Homepage) on 2010-05-04 01:40 (Reply)
Thanks BB! This is VERY helpful, I LOVE what you put together, thanks for answering my question!
#4 Sara on 2010-05-04 09:13 (Reply)
LOVE the nautical look!

Check out these bracelets - they look great this summer!
#5 A on 2010-06-25 18:03 (Reply)
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