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Chicago fashion mom offers trends for summer wear

Ahoy, mateys!

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.

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

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

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

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