Set sail this summer, as some of you head to the beaches for vacation or even if you’re stuck on mainland this summer you can channel the open seas. Nautical is the theme of this Fashionisto’s look. He is looking casual yet put together. His look is a more relaxed version of the typical crisp whites and navy that comes with the trend.
The striped Henley shirt that he is wearing is an easy addition to your closet that you can throw on any day. Try this one from Gap that comes in a few different variations of the nautical color scheme. If you want to add another aspect of classic dress to the shirt, try this collared henley from J.Crew. Typically high collars are a part of the nautical vibe because on a boat they block the wind from your face. Elie Tahari incorporates slightly exaggerated collars in his spring 2013 collection. In fact, this collection is perfectly nautical in nature with a little added color.
The jeans tone the look down a bit, making it comfortable to walk to class. However, if you are looking to dress it up, try these khaki chinos. To make this look trendier to the current fashion scene, roll up the ankles of slim cut khakis or jeans. Or, try this chambray henley instead of a typical striped cotton one. This Fashionisto has swapped out a sailor’s cap for his favorite ball cap. The loved and worn out look of the cap adds a personal touch. He is sporting a pair of Sperry Top-Siders that are essential to the sea vibe. How could they not be when they are called boat shoes?
As my father always says, “Neat and clean never goes out of style.” The nautical theme is repeated year after year because it is such a classic look. The look is timeless and simple.
Hint: You can never go wrong with classic looks and simple colors. Incorporate crisp and clean elements into your look with a hint of personal touch by wearing your favorite hat or jeans.