We all love a good day by the sea almost as much as we love getting dressed for one. The Band Of Outsiders resort 2015 collection marries simple looks with nautical touches to create high fashion looks. The Style.com review of this collection by Maya Singer states that the designer, Scott Strenberg, “Elaborated [classic pieces] in laid back ways” which allows these high fashion styles to be easily recreated and sported by the average person.
The key component of this look was my teal blue, anchor patterned cross-body bag. If you haven’t noticed by now I have a pretty diverse selection of cross-body bags hanging in my closet, and for good reason. This style of bag is so handy especially in the summer for activities that don’t require much more than having your wallet, phone and keys handy; they allow you to keep the essentials at hand, without requiring you to actually use your hand to keep track of them. Not having to physically hold onto a bag is hugely convenient if you’re as forgetful as I am or if you just want to be able to move around freely. Not to mention that the long straps of cross-body bags effectively break up the appearance of certain outfits.
Even with the practicality of the looks in the Band of Outsiders’s resort 2015 collection I did make some modifications to add my own personal touch. Instead of choosing pieces like nautical blazers and turtleneck sweaters to create a nautical feel I focused on patterns and colors. At first I had paired my patterned shorts with a navy blue tank top, quickly realized that I’d be slightly chilly at dusk by the ocean. For this reason I elected to throw on my lightweight, knit sweatshirt. My cream colored sweatshirt worked well with my large starfish necklace, printed shorts and patterned bag. My Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes put the finishing touch on this nautical look as they allowed me to be comfortable and stylishly enjoy my seaside evening.
Get My Look: 1. A printed cross-body bag. 2. An oversized, blinged-out, nautical necklace. 3. A light sweater or sweatshirt in a neutral color that will go with any pattern or color that you choose to pair it with.