Trends to Try: Nautical Notions

Trends to Try: Nautical Notions
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Ahoy Matey! Take a cue from Coco Chanel herself with oh-so-chic nautical-inspired pieces. Between classic striped skirts and whimsical footwear, this week's trend to try will have you sailing away in style.

Trends to Try: Nautical Notions
Put your best foot forward in these scalloped wedges by Yves Saint Laurent. The timeless black and white embroidered anchors ensures that these kicks will be a timeless addition to any closet.

Trends to Try: Nautical Notions



If you're a Chanel fiend, it's hard to forget Audrey Tatou in Coco Before Chanel in that impossibly chic nautical shirt. Channel Coco's ever-classic style aesthetic in this striped sweater skirt from J. Crew.

Trends to Try: Nautical Notions


All this winter weather has me thinking of one thing: Sunny skies. Welcome warm weather in the cutest of swimwear with this pink striped bikini from TopShop. With the ruffled detailing and baby blue side-ties, you're guaranteed to be the belle of the pool party.

Trends to Try: Nautical Notions


For understated glamor, studded earrings are the way to go. Pick up these turquoise starfish earrings from Oliphant Designs for the perfect punctuation to any ensemble.

Trends to Try: Nautical Notions


Channel retro style like fashion darling Taylor Swift in this pleated frock from ModCloth. Between the coral-blue color combo and the sailboat print, this dress just shot to the top of my wishlist.


Trends to Try: Nautical Notions
There's nothing like a chic scarf to punch up an outfit. Tie it to your tote for a subtle accessory, around the neck for a classic twist, or as a headscarf for a vintage touch. Just make sure it's all done with this nautical-inspired silk scarf from Kate Spade.

Trends to Try: Nautical Notions
Choosing my favorite Thomas Paul throw pillow is like having to choose my favorite pair of shoes at Sak's—a near impossible task. But in the spirit of all things nautical, this coral-print pillow was an easy choice. The hand screen-printed design is sure to spruce up any drab couch.
Trends to Try: Nautical Notions


The bowler bag is the "it" shape of the season. Instead of a generic brown or black, add excitement to your accessories collection with a whimsical anchor-print bag from ASOS. Large enough to fit every gal's daily necessities, it's a chic and sound investment.

Trends to Try: Nautical Notions
Add a splash to your rainy-weather ensembles with playful wellies. Puddles go from foe to friend in these glossy rain boots by Sperry. Pair these with skinny jeans, a crisp white shirt and an olive green jacket, and you'll be making the best dressed lists faster than you can say Olivia Palermo.

Trends to Try: Nautical Notions


Lobsters and anchors may seem like an unexpected mix, but the combination makes for an adorable wall accessory.  Dress up your house in the spirit of summer with this playful hand-drawn print, available from Etsy.

Trends to Try: Nautical Notions


Dress up your windows with this frothy delight from Anthropologie. Meant to mimic the crashing of waves, this layered curtain is a sure-fire way to revive any drab windows.
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