When it comes to fashion, we all want the latest trends as Fashionistas/os! We want to be up to date with the latest styles and wear what makes us want to jump into summer. With beaches, boats and the sun on our minds, there is only one thing left to do. Many say they have a mere thought of those long boating and tanning days. For those dreamers, throw on those nautical stripes and head out into that summer sun, no matter where you are. Wherever you may be, this look and those stripes will make you feel like you’re living the summer dream and taking in those summer sunshine rays for real!

Even though this Fashionista is not by the beach, she is truly showing off those vibes with this navy and white nautical striped dress. This look shows and gives off a sophisticated yet fun vibe, which is something I love and something we all strive for. The darkened and slight oval shaped neckline and hemline of the dress makes me love this outfit even more. Detail is always important, especially in an outfit so simple and breezy. She could wear this from the office to lunch or even just out and about! Adding a long, lightweight navy cardigan completes the outfit. It is so simple but still gives off that waterside vibe. The long length is perfect, like those “long” summer days, but having a simple, lightweight cardigan with you makes these summer months a bit more fashionable.

Adding those summer leather bracelets with the pop of Tiffany blue nail polish makes that sun shine even more, making me fall in love with this look 10 times over again. Pairing this look with bold, open-toed wedges takes this look to another level. Not only do they heighten this Fashionista, but this look is heightened with tan and beige colors, which look best with navy and white stripes. This ties the patterns, colors and overall look together.

How To: When it comes to stripes, it can be a bit tricky to make it not look too crazy. So pair things with other patterns and colors. But if you’re going for a simple summer look, then basic, neutral colors and accessories will help in over these summer months.