Happy Thursday, ladies. We all know that classic wardrobe pieces are timeless. But can they also be on-trend? You betcha and this season reinforces that what comes around goes around. Today I’m styling two looks that nod to the nautical classic trend which is popping up everywhere this spring.
Coco Chanel was famous for her nautical pieces and Ralph Lauren includes them in every collection so it’s safe to say, it’s classic. When wearing nautical you can go with shiny buttons and epaulets or it can be as simple as donning a classic striped tee.
This classic Breton tee even has the anchor motif to add to the nautical vibe. It’s a nice heavyweight knit with a substantial feel. I paired it with these wide-leg twill chino’s which aren’t technically sailor pants but give you the look. This top with skinny jeans would still be fun, but not have the same feel.
These wide-leg sailor jeans are a slightly less subtle take on the nautical trend and a popular shape for spring. I hate to be the bearer of bad news ladies, but it’s being said that skinny jeans are out for spring 2021. I doubt they’ll stop making them and, I for one, will continue to wear them, but I also love a wider leg to help balance my broad shoulders.
This striped cardigan has a slightly more refined feel than a Breton and elevates the whole look from sporty to elegant. It has small gold-toned buttons down the front and is super soft. This is ivory and navy so being persnickety, I wouldn’t personally wear it with white jeans, but it’ll be awesome with chinos, blue jeans, or off-white jeans. It comes in misses, petite, plus, and plus petite. I’m wearing a misses small.
I know many of you are buried in snow and we aren’t exactly wearing sandals here in Northern California so I’m wearing it with these yoga pants and my navy suede boots. These yoga pants have been on constant rotation in my wardrobe because they’re super comfy and act as a chameleon in outfits. They dress up or down and are perfect for hanging at home.
The addition of a gold necklace elevates this entire look to something I would wear out to lunch or dinner… if we were doing that yet.
This double-breasted sweater jacket is the most stunning shade of blue. I love the color and feel of the knit but the shape is wrong on me. I tried it with white jeans first and found the dark color made my top half look larger by comparison.
Then I tried it with the blue jeans, which I prefer. It’s a better balance for my silhouette and I love how it bookends with my favorite ballet flats which are also a classic trend for spring!
OTHER BALLET FLATS
Is nautical a classic trend you have in your wardrobe?