Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Favorite Summer Trend of All Time

Since I only got a fleeting glimpse of Princess Kate in a covered car driving really fast, with the window almost all way up, I can't give much commentary on her outfit. Instead, I will be discussing, in my opinion, the best summer fashion trend of all time: nautical. All things nautical seem to be in fashion every summer, so I'm not sure I would even consider it a trend, more like a classic look with staying power. Based on this argument, picking up some sailor-influenced pieces is an investment in your fashion future rather than an impulsive frivolity. I love how clean and crisp nautical attire looks. Combinations of navy, white, red, and yellow are my favorites. The best finishing touches are gold jewellery and some rope wedges.

Christian Dior s/s 2011

While the sailor hat might be a bit costume-y for real life, the rope sandals are perfection.

Keira Knightly loves her sailor pants. I think they would a lot better if she wore them longer with some chunky heels for a leg-legthening look. Now is the perfect time to find a pair; with the seventies back in full-force there are plenty to be had.

An ad for the French label, Petit Bateau, the makers of the original iconic sailor shirt. Always a classic choice.

Sperry Topsiders, not just for preppy guys from the East coast anymore, now come in so many fun colours and prints. I especially like the metallic and the plaid ones I've seen in stores. Super comfy as well as cute!

Love, love, love this dress from H & M! I bought it myself inthe navy and white version. My favorite part is the rope detailing on the straps.

Christian Louboutin s/s 2011

These would look amazing with some white wide-leg sailor pants, or with the H & M dress, shown above.

Miu Miu clogs s/s 2011.

I love these clogs! So cute. Perhaps a bit trendier than a wedge, but if you can have it all, why not?

I own this Vero Moda jacket from the spring 2011 collection. I love it worn with seventies-style bell-bottom jeans. I always get compliments!

A final piece of advice, I would avoid wearing more than two nautical pieces in one outfit. This can make you look like you are wearing a costume. Wear it while you can, because summer in Canada never lasts long, and most of this would look ridiculous in the winter.

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