Kat's Closet: How to Rock the Nautical Look

One of the trends for Spring 2011 is a Nautical theme. There are many ways to rock this trend - you can wear striped dresses, skirts or loose shorts with sailor or navy school boy blazers and even play around with neutral and bright colors. Whatever colors you choose, the key is to keep with a Nautical theme and as long as you accomplish that, you'll be styling! Whether your style is sporty, sexy, or punk, anyone can pull this look off. If you want some inspiration check out the pics below of me wearing three different nautical looks without going overboard—no pun intended! I hope these pics can give you some ideas on how to add your signature flavor to it like I do, making you the style captain of every party. Nautical, Baby!

Look #1
This navy blue school boy vintage blazer paired with a striped t-shirt underneath it and long wide-leg khaki pants with beige pumps is a daytime look for when I have to run errands and attend meetings, but still want to look cute. To add more fuego and not be so casual add a red stiletto!

Look #2
This is a sexy nautical evening look that you can rock out on the town with your friends or with your boo. I wore a long-sleeved striped blue and white t-shirt with long, but really high-waisted black pants to add a sexy edge and make my waist appear smaller. And, of course, I wore classic black stilettos. This look is easy, breezy and will make you the center of attention! Try it with a smoky eye and let your hair down.

Look #3
The third look is similar to the evening look, but if you want a bit more comfort, wear an all-white blazer like this Mariniere one I have on that has a black outlined collar and gold sailor anchor buttons that just give you a touch of nautical without going overboard. If you want this look for the daytime, wear it with long white wide-leg pants and beige or red espadrilles a la Ralph Lauren.