By Heather Rouba
Come spring, you can always count on the nautical trend to be spotted either in a more literal translation, or in one of its many subtle interpretations. While it never seems to grow old, this trend now goes beyond the Breton stripe and is ever evolving each year. As the Fourth of July approaches, take note that the nautical trend brings an array of ideal options for what to wear on this patriotic holiday.
Whether you are dressing for work, an outdoor party or a night out, your Fourth of July options are wide open. Being able to sport patriotic chic behind the desk, even if we’re referring to a subtle, less obvious rendering, offers you all the more reason to invest in the nautical trend. Try a navy and white striped A-line dress paired with a white blazer. Add some red pumps and gold accessories, and you are Fourth of July ready!
Sport nautical garments with ease this holiday by looking for relaxed, flowing fabrics and feminine silhouettes. Trythese palazzo pants in navy with a matching navy and white striped tank. With an adorable straw hat and some red loafers, you are prepared for an outdoor event.
Elegant nautical style can be shown in something like this patterned red, white and blue floor-length sleeveless dress, perfectly accessorized with a pair of red espadrilles. This ensemble is ready to impress on such a patriotic occasion.
Another way to wear the nautical trend this Fourth of July is to mix and match various patterns. Take this outfit – a striped navy and white knee-length skirt is paired with the color-blocked red and navy top. Don’t be afraid to wear stripes with stripes or with other patterns. Thick and thin, horizontal and vertical – these patterns pair beautifully. Complete your outfit with flats, heels, or even boat shoes to create a perfectly fun and casual look.
When it comes to makeup, bold red lips, cat eyeliner and clean skin are the perfect complement to a nautical outfit. The trick is to enhance, not overwhelm your features, and to showcase your impeccable fashion sense. An application of winged black eyeliner, dewy blushed cheeks, and glossy red lips will pull your whole look together.
Red white and blue are not just the colors of the American flag; and anchors, stripes and boats are not just for sailors. The nautical look is a fun fashion trend to try, and one in which vertical blue and white stripes, red accents, and even anchor patterns take center stage. Get in on this trend, and channel your inner sailor with a nautical-inspired look this Fourth of July.