This month we officially get to jump aboard the USS SUMMER! And as predictable as the changing tides, the tried and true nautical trend annually re-surfaces with sporty looks anchored in the staples of the sea. Being a lake-lover myself, I simply cannot resist a well-placed anchor or a little sailor lingo emblazoned across my chest.
Here are a few of my favorite ship-shape spoils of the summer season.
1 A nugget of nautical
If the full-mast ship’s vibe is a bit too much for you, then this subtle clutch from Vineyard Vines might be just what the captain ordered. It’s a simple nod to nautical without going completely overboard.
Rope Stripe Clutch, $59.99, vineyardvines.com
2 Baby on board
If you’re hauling a little extra baby-bump cargo this summer, don’t jump ship! Match this easy-to-wear one-piece dress with a pair of boat shoes (see above) and nautical jewelry, and you’re ready to set sail.
Liz Lange for Target maternity short sleeve shirt dress, $24.99
3 Anchors away!
Sperry is the first name in boat shoes for a reason. With their classic comfort, wear-anywhere versatility and playful designs, you can always rely on them to reel in a keeper for your feet.
Mariner Double Gore Slip-On Sneaker, $60
Anchor Print Bahama 2-Eye, $60
4 A mouth like a sailor
Old Navy has a galley of nautical-themed gear this year, from anchored-up swimsuits and shorts, to my personal favorite, glittery light-weight sailor-ease sweaters. And everything’s on sale this month!
Women’s sequined graphic sweaters, $12
Women’s Nautical-Print Cross-Back Swimsuits, $24.97
Meredith Sinclair is a freelance writer and blogger living with three quirky guys on Chicago's North Shore.
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