Summer Trend Alert: Nautical

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Dress: Owl Fish Wristlet: Coach X Disney Sunnies: Prada

So while we still technically have a few days left of Spring, I personally can’t wait for Summer to officially grace us with it’s presence. Perhaps because we are still on the heels of Memorial Day, and perhaps because I love anything that matches my favorite Mickey ears wristlet, I have a thing for style with nodes of red, white and blue. Alas, one of my favorite Summer┬átrends I’m looking forward to the most is that of nautical inspiration.

Easily confused with Americana, typically nautical exudes beachy vibes. Alas, in addition to a very patriotic color scheme, the perfect nautical ensemble is accented with gold. For me, I typically opt for gold accessories. Some more traditional nautical pieces are often affiliated with 4th of July high wasted swim wear as seen on beach babes of the 60’s and 70’s and include gold accents in the form of buttons.

This trend is so easy to accomplish and can be achieved with some of the most basic closet staples including denim jeans and a white t-shirt. Last week I started my Summer Style preview and rocked this look accented with a red scarf. Felt a little scouttish but I was happy with how the look came together.

What Summer trend are you dear readers looking forward to most?

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Fashion Warrior

Coat: French Connection White Tank: Forever 21 Camo Jeans: Textile by Elizabeth and James Ankle Booties: Saks 5/48

Coat: French Connection
White Tank: Forever 21
Camo Jeans: Textile by Elizabeth and James
Ankle Booties: Saks 5/48

Tis the season for changes, and for whatever reason I was recently compelled to invest in a pair of camo print jeans. I had a choice to invest in a pair of light washed or darker washed and I opted for the latter. Although they don’t photograph all that well I assure they look amazing in person! Dark camo, wax coated denim, yes please! And there are so many different ways to wear them! I can’t wait to give them an urban look by pairing them with some combat boots and a black beanie. Today I opted for a more military chic inspired look by pairing them with my favorite pair of wedged ankle booties, and my military green French Connection coat, perfect for a crisp So Cal Fall sunset (which was 80 degrees in case you were wondering.) I wouldn’t even know how to spend a Winter with snow.

They say you learn something new every day...today I learned you CAN hike in wedges. Who knew?!

They say you learn something new every day…today I learned you CAN hike in wedges. Who knew?!

Funny story, since I work out in the desert now I actually did experience a snowy afternoon. I thought it was rain. Never in my life have I seen it snow. And the few times I have ventured up to Big Bear to enjoy some fresh white snow I was never properly prepared. I showed up ready to snowboard in jeans once. My best friend perhaps prepared for this moment reminded me snow is water and quickly showed me he brought me an extra pair of snow board pants. Water proof! Who knew! The good news is I have no talent nor desire to ever pursue snowboarding as a recreational activity so no loss there.

I’ll trade a snowy day for a nice sunny one on the beach any day!

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Nothing better then feeling sand beneath your toes.

Nothing better then feeling sand beneath your toes.

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