Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sailing Ships

The classic and timeless look of a striped nautical piece can be a great way to welcome in spring! Trading in heavy coats and jackets for dresses and lightweight cardigans provide just enough warmth. There are several different styles of stripes, from bold to thin, to horizontal to vertical. If you want to appear taller and thinner, go for a vertical striped piece. If you just can't give up your horizontal stripes, try to look for thicker stripes to appear smaller. I've put together a nautical inspired look for those retail therapy lovers on a budget!

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Celebrity Nautical Looks

Emmy Rossum in a nautical inspired dress. Paired with classic stripes, the golden embellishments on the band of the skirt add a touch of shine for some added interest

Olivia Palermo adds a touch of femininity to her nautical inspired dress with a navy blue embellished bow. She adds a modern edge to her look with black high heeled booties and a sleek black clutch

Here's how to create a nautical look for less:

Nautical Striped Cardigan $17.80 (Forever 21)

Basic Racerback Tank $4.50 (Forever 21)

Linen Blend Sailor Pants $17.80 (Forever 21)

Drop the Anchors Necklace $1.50 (Forever 21)

Braided Leatherette Sandals $7.50 (Forever 21)

Total: $49.10 + tax

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